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CRB

Commodity Research Bureau

An organization that produces an index that tracks the price movements of 17 commodities. The CRB index does not follow any one commodity sector, but rather the general direction of commodities overall. The CRB index is watched by both commodity and bond investors because the prices of commodities and bonds tend to move in opposite directions due to inflation.

Certified Residential Broker (CRB)

A designation awarded by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (www.crb.com),which is affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS®.

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As an initial founding member of the CRB, we are pleased to know that the Board has achieved one of its major objectives in certifying Firefox OS devices on a standard set of Web APIs and performance metrics," said Jason Bremner, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The council report states: "This reluctance by the CRB has meant, for example, in Denbighshire that the CRB would only provide checks on councillors who are also school governors.
Since Humphrys and operations director Alison White acquired CRB (originally part of ICI) in a management buyout in 2000, they have made a point of building strategic alliances with academic institutions.
Association chairman Steve Thomas said: "This man - and people don't know who he is - is able to pick up women and children without having a CRB check.
Following this successful launch, CRB detected a clear need for a regional business conference focusing on CSR and so launched the Dubai Responsible Business Dialogue in 2009.
Vetting all 90 drivers just once would cost his business almost pounds 4,000, before the cost of duplicate CRB checks for other councils.
The CRB, which vets all staff starting new jobs working with children and other vulnerable groups such as hospital patients, eventually admitted the mistake.
As a result of a pounds 100k investment last year, one-third funded by One North East, CRB now has an expanded and more diverse peptide synthesis operation.
Now Edward Vaizey, an Oxfordshire MP and Tory culture spokesman, will use a Commons debate to warn careers are still being ruined by footdragging at the CRB, which is about to create 200 new jobs.
A CRB check is also not sufficient for people who have been absent from Britain.
The CRB runs checks for organisations which are required by law to vet people working in positions of trust, often with children.
Albert Navez, was in the first group of Belgian CRB (Commission for Relief in Belgium) fellows to come to the United States on CRB funds left over after World War I.