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How does the government shutdown affect tax returns?

Has a government shutdown in the past affected tax returns? In terms of refunds, is there anything to be expected differently based on historical precedent?
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What did a stock exchange look like 200 years ago? [closed]

Stock prices on the public exchanges fluctuate rapidly. Two hundred years ago, there wasn't a digital world to display these constantly changing prices every millisecond. What did a stock exchange ...
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How should you calculate the average daily return on an investment based on a history of gains?

I started an Acorns account several months ago to use as a glorified savings account. I don't make contributions on purchases, but I contribute 10% of my paycheck to it every two weeks (Richest Man ...
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Why was Kittery a shopping destination in the 1980s?

When I was a kid in the 1980s we used to go to Kittery Maine (from Massachusetts) for shopping expeditions and the explanation given was that there was no sales tax there. On looking at the history ...
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Presenting negative numbers using parentheses: where does this practice come from? [closed]

The standard accounting way is always to show negative numbers in parentheses. Where does this practice come from? For example, this cash flow statement use parentheses indicate negative values:
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Why do dishonour fees exist?

In the event of a transaction not going through due to insufficient funds a dishonour fee is charged. Presumably the cost of not making a transaction is lower than making a transaction, yet the cost ...
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historical stock data starting from 1900

Is there a source for very old historical stock data, starting from the 1900's? I am interested in this information for the purposes of personal historical research. Gabe
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How to improve the late payment score on credit report

I have a question regarding payment history. I am trying to help a friend improve his credit score. My biggest challenge is that my friend has more than 20% in late payments. My question is how to ...
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How can I find data on delisted stocks?

I'm looking for a U.S. stock with the symbol AULT from about 1999. How can I find information about delisted U.S. securities in general? Particularly historical stock prices, market cap, company ...
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Where can I find a company's earnings history for free? [closed]

I'm looking for a minimum of 5 years, but longer would be better. A single chart or graph would work well. http://www.estimize.com/ has a nice graph with data underlying it but the company's entire ...
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FHA Loan - Less than 2 years employment history

Background: I & the wife are looking to buy a house priced at $250k via an FHA loan. One of the requirements for the loan is that we have a 2 year continuous employment. I have a 1 year gap in ...
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Which jurisdictions levy a tax on depositum irregulare?

Depositum irregulare arises when a person deposits a certain amount of money or goods to be temporarily kept by another person, who is obliged to return the same amount and type of money or goods, but ...
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What happened when the dot com bubble burst?

The Wikipedia article on the dot-com bubble defines it as: a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2000 (with a climax on March 10, 2000 with the NASDAQ peaking at 5132.52 in intraday trading ...
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Until about 1800, why did gold have any perceived value?

Related to this previous question, and this one, what gave gold value prior to "modern" uses? Until its application in EM shielding, electrical connectors, etc, it seems that gold was merely ...
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How can I investigate historical effect of Rebalancing on Return and Standard Deviation?

There are very cool tools offered in this answer here. One of them is this here that allows you to see SD and return in rebalanced portfolio over longer time periods. Now I am trying to compare the ...
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Impact of Extreme Situations such as WW2 on “legendary” Investors' Returns?

I am looking for reference material. I am trying to get some sort of outlining to questions such as: why did so many US companies become global-dominating after the WW2? could such domination be ...