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
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red ink

Health administration A popular term for financial losses. Cf in the Black.
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Phytomorphic and zoomorphic initials, capitals and rubrics in red ink; no filigree designs; cadels in black ink; brown leather over boards.
However, in our case we were successful in removing the hyperkeratotic-lichenoid reaction to red ink using a simple and cheap skin grafting knife.
Including $176 million in income from discontinued operations in fiscal 2014 and $1.20 billion in red ink a year ago, the bottom line rebounded to net earnings of $182 million from a year-ago loss of $1.47 billion.
(1998) found adequate staining of mycorrhizal ryegrass roots with black ink from Carrefour, Pelikan, Shaeffer or Cross Company and red ink from Park Company.
Red Ink is very readable, logically organized, and it includes numerous interesting vignettes (I didn't realize that the social disaster we call Prohibition was made possible in the 1920s only because the economic disaster we call the income tax was imposed in 1913).
But Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, slammed the findings saying that in his experience of 35 years in teaching, children actually prefer teachers to use red ink because they can read comments more easily.
The red ink - the highest loss ever since BA's privatization in 1987 - was 19 per cent higher than in the previous business year.
Shinsei Bank is likely to have posted a sizable consolidated net loss in the year through March, the second straight year of red ink, due to problem loans to real estate firms and an increase in loan loss reserves for the bank's nonbank affiliate, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
When he eventually runs out of red ink, Melanie asks him, "Is there a problem Chester?"
Noted in red ink as "miles ahead of the handicapper when dropped to two miles".
As a result, the hospitals were splattered with red ink. On Arkansas Business' list of the state's largest hospitals and medical centers, 52 hospitals out of 94--55 percent--reported losses.
The Lunar pen, available in black and blue ink, features a 1 mm ultra-smooth writing ball point and sells for $10.80; the Orbitz pen, available in black, blue and red ink, features a soft grip and sells for $12.60.