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  1. Chapter 12

    A U.S. bankruptcy proceeding specifically for family farms or fisheries that gives the farm or fishery owner the ability ...
  2. Chapter 9

    A bankruptcy proceeding that provides financially distressed municipalities with protection from creditors by creating a ...
  3. Shakeup

    A series of events and processes that a company's management team facilitates in order to change and/or reorganize itself ...
  4. Masterbrand

    A specific overarching brand name that serves as the main anchoring point on which all underlying products are based. Masterbranding ...
  5. Price Rigging

    An illegal action performed by a group of conspiring businesses that occurs when the firms agree to artificially inflate ...
  6. Impact Fee

    A fee imposed on property developers by municipalities for the new infrastructure that must be built or increased due to ...
  7. Joint Liability

    An obligation, including an obligation to repay a debt between two or more parties. A joint liability allows parties to share ...
  8. Blind Pool

    A limited partnership or stock offering with no stated investment goal for the funds that are raised from investors. In a ...
  9. Payroll Deduction Plan

    A contribution plan in which an employer deducts a specified amount from an employee's pay and puts the funds toward insurance, ...
  10. Offensive Competitive Strategy

    A type of corporate strategy that consists of actively trying to pursue changes within the industry. Companies that are managed ...
  11. Debt Fatigue

    When a debtor stops making payments on his or her debts and starts spending again after being overwhelmed by the amount of ...
  12. Chapter 15

    A chapter under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, added to foster a cooperative environment in international insolvencies. Chapter ...
  13. Foam The Runway

    A term indicating the last-minute infusion of cash into a company about to go bankrupt. Airports foam runways prior to an ...
  14. Triggering Term

    A word or phrase that when used in advertising literature requires the presentation of the terms of a credit agreement so ...
  15. Capital Addition

    The cost involved for adding new assets or bettering existing assets within a business. Capital additions can take the form ...
  16. Employment Situation Report

    A monthly report compiling a set of surveys in an attempt to monitor the labor market. The Employment Situation Report, released ...
  17. Multinational Pooling

    A method global companies use to manage the risk of their employee benefit plans throughout the world. The different employee ...
  18. Wage Assignment

    The procedure of taking money directly from an employee's compensation under the authority of a court order, in order to ...
  19. Self-Employed Person

    An independent contractor or sole proprietor who reports income earned from self-employment. Self-employed persons control ...
  20. Statutory Employee

    A class of employee that is permitted to deduct work-related expenses on Schedule C instead of Schedule A. Statutory employees ...
  21. Dependent Care Benefits

    Benefits provided by an employer to an employee for use in caring for dependents such as newborns or disabled persons. Dependent ...
  22. Personal-Service Corporation

    A corporation that is created for the purpose of providing personal services to individuals or groups. To be considered a ...
  23. American National Standards Institute - ANSI

    An organization that oversees the creation and dissemination of norms and standards in almost every U.S. business sector. ...
  24. Additional Collateral

    Additional assets put up as collateral by a borrower against debt obligations. Additional collateral is used to lessen the ...
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Hot Definitions
  1. Moving Average - MA

    A moving average (MA) is a widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out ...
  2. Stop Order

    A stop order is an order to buy or sell a security when its price increases past a particular point in order to limit losses ...
  3. Inflation

    The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising and, consequently, the purchasing power of ...
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  5. Indicator

    Indicators are statistics used to measure current conditions as well as to forecast financial or economic trends.
  6. Liability

    Liabilities are defined as a company's legal debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations.
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