Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as
part of its job, monitors profits and losses of businesses
that are publicly traded.
From October 1, 1981, to September 30, 1982, the American
Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
made a net profit of $7.6 billion.
As of 1997, the most active
common stock on the New York Stock Exchange
was Compaq Computer Corporation, with a volume of 1231.6
million shares either bought or sold during
is an invention of H. Ty Warner of Ty, Inc. He wanted
to market an inexpensive toy that children could buy themselves.
The original nine Beaniesa
moose, bear, dolphin, frog, platypus, lobster, whale,
dog, and pigwere first made available
to the public in 1994, primarily in the Chicago area.
According to the 1999 edition of Toys and Prices,
1999, a dark blue Peanut the
Elephant in mint condition was valued at $4200.