Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, American Trucking Associations chided the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for ignoring the bulk of the Government Accountability Office's report on the agency's 2013 hours-of-service changes, choosing instead to cherry pick a handful of points in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.
HK) has said that it would cherry pick customers as it expands into the UK.
He said: "Equality must be for all and we are not able to cherry pick.
And one black cab driver agreed: "There is a new breed of aggressive and greedy drivers who cherry pick.
The public need to feel their concerns are listened to and a political party that wants to run Wales must campaign vigorously in all constituencies and just not cherry pick a few target seats.
and we were able to cherry pick the things we like and get it all in one package.
Derek Kerr, in his March letter (Can't cherry pick) says "we can't just cherry pick the various parts of Scripture we are willing to accept and discard the rest.
On large lists you may have perhaps enough names that you can cherry pick just the areas you want and still reach the rental minimum.
You cannot cherry pick the frequency of these events.
Gordon Brown coveted the job of PM to a point of nausea; and he must realise that he cannot cherry pick the places where he will get the best headlines; you take the good with the bad as in any walk of life.
It is difficult to operate rental housing in this regulated environment, Margulies observed, warning, "Don't bottom fish -- you cherry pick -- otherwise it's too dangerous.
Consumers used to go to several places to make their purchases as a means to cherry pick the best deals in each store but now they are more apt to shop at just a few places such as independent grocers.