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Why do stock prices of retailers not surge during the holidays?

My six-year-old (!) son asked me this question and I didn't have an answer, so I told him I'd get back to him. He asked why people don't buy a large number of shares of a company before the holiday ...
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Is the IRS open December 26?

Does anyone know if the IRS is open for phone calls on December 26?
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How to evaluate annual leave amount when comparing jobs?

I am in a fortunate position of having tonnes of holidays in my present job. I am looking at another position with 5 fewer days, and less flexibility in when you take them. I have been trying to ...
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Which is more beneficial, tax-wise, vacation/holiday time-off, or a higher salary?

As part of recent contract negotiations between a contractor and a hiring corporation in Canada, I've seen an offer to replace expected vacation and holiday payments with an increased hourly rate. ...
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Do more people start a new job before the holidays?

I hope this isn't closed as off-topic. In most jobs, you get a monthly salary. In months that have more holidays than average, your return-on-work-hours increases. So, if you had to pick a date to ...
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For what dates are the NYSE and U.S. stock exchanges typically closed?

I just noticed the NYSE is closed today for the President's Day (Washington's Birthday) holiday. Is there a comprehensive list of all dates the NYSE would be typically closed for? Would the dates be ...
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Cashing in unused holiday days when leaving a job: how not to get ripped off? [UK]

If you leave your job, and have several days holiday left, how can you be sure to get them? For example, you have a 1 months notice period, and you have 15 days holiday left, you probably can't use ...
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How can I avoid going deep into debt during the holiday season?

The holiday season is just around the corner. The shopping malls are especially eager – Christmas trees, lights, and decorations have been up for weeks, all to get us in the mood to spend, ...