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bottom line

A popular term borrowed from accountancy and business, which was first used as a verb (to state succinctly or summarise) in reference to a final result of a complex process or ultimate conclusion. It is now more widely used as a noun (a summary or basic conclusion), meaning the net income after taxes—excess of revenues over expenses, earnings and profits.
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Bottom line: Most have read Tomlinson's work on differentiation within the classroom.
Bottom line: Harris and Brew are two of America's best 400-meter runners, but Merritt has the fastest time in the field this year at 44.50, plus a 20.10 clocking in the 200.
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Bottom line: So many young people are growing up in such dysfunctional families they are seeking ways to cope with the world and its problems.
BOTTOM LINE: Epic is getting attention from all corners of the market, and looks to replace products from nearly every vendor next year (from Meditech to Cerner and GE).
Bottom line: Pate is meet's defending champion (27-1 3/4 ) but favorites are Saladino and Phillips as they leap toward 2007 World Championships and '08 Olympics.
Bottom line: Taking Multibionta regularly won't keep you from getting a cold.
Bottom line. Not only will states share in a larger portion of recoveries, potentially every state could have its own vehicle with which to pursue individuals in violation of its false claims laws, including contractors.
Bottom Line: Ahye is a key adviser to the American Express Global Leadership Team, developing new international business partnerships and executing mergers and acquisitions.
It is up to us to decide if the ultimate goal of care should be cash, if our system of insurance should incentivize identifying those most in need of care so they can be denied access to it, if our hospitals should fret over the bottom line or the flat line, if our physicians should practice in a context that leaves them desperate to confide in the unknown reporter who leaves an unexpected message on their voicemail.
Changing market conditions, new manufacturing processes, corporate restructuring and new technology create idle assets that, without astute management, become financial liabilities and put pressure on the bottom line. The pace of advancements in technology continues to accelerate this process.
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