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Gain

A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.

Gain

An increase in price or value. For example, if a stock opens at $10 and closes at $12, it is said to gain $2. Likewise, if one buys a house for $200,000, and its value is later assessed $325,000, the house has gained $125,000. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Uptick.

gain

The excess of the amount received as opposed to the amount expended in a transaction. For example, receipt of $4,500 from the sale of an asset with a book value of $3,000 results in a gain of $1,500. Compare loss.

gain

The profit on the sale of an asset.One may realize gain,as when property is taken in condemnation, but not recognize gain for tax purposes until a later date. When reading tax advice, it is extremely important to differentiate between these two concepts, as authors sometimes assume that all readers understand the difference.

Gain

The excess of the amount realized from a sale or exchange over the adjusted basis of the property sold or exchanged.
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During a 1985 state Public Service Commission hearing, Gaines was mentioned as being involved in a possibly unfriendly--and ultimately unsuccessful--takeover attempt of Arkla.
Operation Gobble is an important community partnership that helps bring together a local business with some of the most supportive non-profits in my district," said Assemblywoman Beth Gaines.
Travelle Gaines has been training some of the top athletes in the world for close to 10 years.
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Tyrece Gaines, a former University of Oregon football player who played just one down for the Ducks last year and is academically ineligible this season, is in the Lane County Jail following his arrest Thursday on domestic violence charges.
Gaines entered public life when she was hired by the town to do the school census.
Gaines is serving a seven-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor assault.
Doyle stresses that it is with the writing of The Autobiography of Miss lane Pittman that Gaines is able to envision genuine manhood inspired by the example of heroic women and rooted in an ability to reconcile individual acts of courage with genuine concern for others as it is learned from communal wisdom, "voices from the quarters.
I thought it was a silly idea," Gaines said yesterday, "but I was eventually persuaded, and in March this year we went to Portman Square.
The mix-and-match dinnerware, decorated around the rim with tiny couples of every race and ethnicity, is whiter than Fishs Eddy's usual fare, but it is the same commercial china the retailer is known for, and "the quality is great," Gaines said.
For the most part, its disappearance is celebrated, as it too often made for overly academic or tediously self-righteous art, but Gaines uses the format devotedly and well.
We had this group of dancers and Boyd Gaines and we created a short story.