red ink


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A popular term for financial losses, given that graphs of a company’s performance in a particular market are drawn in black when there is a net gain and red when there it a net loss

red ink

Health administration A popular term for financial losses. Cf in the Black.
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Like almost everyone else in the establishment, Wessel assumes that the nation's main fiscal problem is red ink and that tax increases should be part of any supposed solution.
Kelly Parsons, "The Red Ink Annotator of The Book of Margery Kempe and His Lay Audience," in The Medieval Professional Reader at Work: Evidence from Manuscripts of Chaucer, Langland, Kempe, and Gower, ed.
above, excluding the first item), they must write "HURRICANE KATRINA" in red ink on the top of their tax forms.
As a teacher of just over 28 years (high school) I was so pleased to see your no-bull editorial about using red ink to correct student's work.
Lieberman and Haar describe other urban school district and state plans that are awash in red ink.
But Clark says the first challenge to turn around the troubled financial institution will be to stop the red ink at Independence.
Also, don't fret if you learn that the Congressional Budget Office projects that the next 10 years will add another $5 trillion in red ink.
The White House estimated that the red ink will begin to ease after that, dipping to pounds 133 billion in 2007.
Military taxpayers filing on extension should alert the FTB when they do file by writing in red ink on top of their tax return or payment: "Combat Zone: Operation Iraqi Freedom" (or the name of the specific combat zone served in).
One could say that it's better than nothing--but now not even that is so sure, not with so many facilities threatening to succumb to red ink.
Still pending is the sale or repositioning of Farmland's fertilizer and petroleum assets to erase some of that red ink.