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bells and whistles

A popular term for non-essential features or anything extraneous to a particular device or subject—e.g., colour and high-tech or ostentatious graphics in an otherwise scholarly textbook, or an imaging device that outputs files data and images to non-specialists and patients.
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Norm Champ, former head of the SEC's Investment Management Division, told ThinkAdvisor in a Friday email message that he's "hopeful" the plain vanilla ETF rule will move ahead.
Plain vanilla and market-neutral notes can also be indexed to baskets of currencies or commodities.
They have been taken on by Plain Vanilla, a new production company founded by Dominic Minghella, the creator of ITV1's hit drama Doc Martin and co-creator of BBC1's Robin Hood alongside the business executive producer Foz Allan.
Some were ponytailed hippies, some resembled the Leather Dude in the Village People, a few were just plain vanilla guys who looked like they could have worked in the loan department at Citibank....
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Some of the time you could get a fixed-rate deal for less than the plain vanilla variety.
Because many legitimate estate planning (and closely held business-succession-planning) transactions may be in process (and are done for nontax reasons), the effective date is postponed for six months (until April 17, 2006) for "plain vanilla" family-style annuities (which, according to Treasury, pose the least likelihood of abuse).
The study participants that hedged relied heavily on "plain vanilla" forwards.
But had the bureau taken Samit's fears of mayhem seriously, it could have sought a plain vanilla criminal warrant on Moussaoui based on probable cause.
"Variable annuity sales compete with equity-indexed and plain vanilla annuities," Schapiro said.
"Banking could not be a more plain vanilla business, so the challenge is really how to be innovative," said NewAlliance's Patterson.
Capacitance gauges have been used for years to control thickness of "plain vanilla" polyethylene films, but they have several disadvantages with other film types.