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n the return in money from one's business, practice, or capital invested; gains, profit.
income tax,
n a tax upon an adjusted gross income (individual or corporate) imposed as a major source of governmental revenue at the state and federal levels.


financial return from a project or for help provided.

income elasticity
see demand elasticity.
net income
gross income less costs.
income over feed cost
a rough indicator of the profitability of an animal enterprise based principally on fattening of young livestock, e.g. in a feedlot. The fixed costs are the depreciation on the installation and labor, the variable costs are the price of cattle and the feed.
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earnings to present value at a rate that reflects the required return on investment of a prudent investor.
Once the individual's earnings exceed the applicable exempt amount ($13,500 in 1997), the benefits are reduced $1 for each $3 earned above the exempt amount; see Section 403(b) and (f); and 20 CFR Sections 404.
Wall Street was taken by surprise, in large part because the companies' cash flow statements--where the warning signs existed--weren't released until weeks after their quarterly earnings press releases (Lucent also did not include a balance sheet in its quarterly earnings releases at the time).
Managing the business and its operations to achieve a desired outcome or hit a target is entirely appropriate (the emphasis here is placed on managing the business); managing earnings, as we all agree, is not an acceptable practice to hit earnings targets.
Insignificant misstatements that result from the normal course of business rather than from an intentional scheme to manage earnings are acceptable.
I am simply reminding readers that in AOL's merger with Time Warner it was the company with lots of products, lots of employees, and a long tradition of healthy earnings that got taken over by a company with earnings that have long been viewed as a complete joke.
The reason the Social Security Earnings Test now pushes workers into retirement is that, combined with other taxes, it exposes even moderate income older workers to outrageous tax rates on their earnings.
This cooperative venture merged the Rehabilitation Service Administration's VR client records with the earnings records maintained by the Social Security Administration.
In such a case, the charges to earnings and profits for depreciation after affiliation would be greater than the depreciation allowed for income tax purposes.
The company's quarterly earnings per share result increased on a year-over-year basis and topped the consensus estimate by nearly 11%.
T]he prior and anticipated earnings per share, the cash dividends per share, the book value per share, the extent of preference and of participation of each class, both absolutely and relative to each other, and any other facts which indicate whether or not the stock has a real and meaningful probability of actually participating in the earnings and growth of the corporation.
FEI expressed concern that the core earnings measure developed by S&P oversimplifies the decisions that investors routinely make in analyzing reported earnings and valuing companies, and that its "one size fits all" approach will inherently bias the measure against certain types of industries and companies.

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