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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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This guide book with a Hamburg focus is long overdue as mostly these stories have been told by British musicians or observers, and with a Liverpool bias, " explained Ulf who now runs a rock and roll photo and record agency in Hamburg, where he studied art for four years.
If Celtic go one up, Hamburg could panic and it only takes one more to put it into extra time.
Meanwhile, the UAE is seeking investments from Hamburg in the maritime, aviation, green technology and mobility industries.
In the period, January to September 2005 Hamburg welcomed 4,768 travellers arriving from the Gulf region.
Will this reduce the variety and integrity of local architecture or merely bring Hamburg into line with the reality of global practice?
There are probably three cities which have a strong Beatles connection - Liverpool, Hamburg and, because of John Lennon, New York.
Loscavio also suggests that Hamburg Ballet offers a particularly hospitable environment for being a dancer and a parent at the same time.
The export market from Brazil continues very strong northbound, says Larkin, and Hamburg Sud has added a third string of three vessels to its East Coast Inter-American operations to meet the demand.
What's most intriguing in Backbeat is its presentation of Kirchherr's world, th world of the Hamburg Exis, or existentialists: a flamboyant, costumed, forbidding, sexually ambiguous haute bohemia.
Today the General Assembly of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has voted in favour of Hamburg as the official German nominee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hamburg: As Dubai aims to become the best port in Middle East and Asia, it is looking at Hamburg for lessons to learn about the shipping and logistics industry.