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co·la

(kō'lă),
1. Synonym(s): kola
2. [L.] strain (imperative form).

cola

(kō′lə)
n.
A plural of colon2.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes

COLA

Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation.

Cola

, kola (kō′lă) [W. African kola]
A genus of tropical trees that produce the kola nut. A kola nut extract is used in pharmaceutical preparations and as a main ingredient in some carbonated beverages.
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The first shoe dropped Monday with a warning that there likely will be no cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2016 for the more than 59 million people receiving Social Security benefits.
The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 would increase the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities as well as the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans as of Dec.
By law, the cost-of-living adjustment is based on the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
President Obama has signed legislation providing a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 3.9 million recipients of VA disability benefits, dependency and indemnity compensation and pensions.
The timing would be terrible: A vote would come next year, the first in which Social Security beneficiaries will receive no cost-of-living adjustment since automatic increases began in 1975.
The new compensation program includes a yearly salary increase that reflects a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and three bonus pools.
* increase the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for disabled veterans to 2.7% (an increase of $767 for 100% disabled vets) that would take effect Dec.
The current National Association of Insurance Commissioners model law requires every long-term-care insurance applicant to be offered the 5% annually compounded cost-of-living adjustment protection, more commonly known as the COLA benefit.
The new contract now includes USD2,100 in upfront bonuses and a USD1,200 cost-of-living adjustment.
* The House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill to authorize a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for three million service-connected injured and ill veterans and survivors beginning in 2013.
For the 2011-12 school year, teachers will receive contractual salary step increases and a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment. For the 2012-13 school year, teachers will receive contractual salary step increases and a net 2.75 percent cost-of-living adjustment.