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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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Considerable insider knowledge saw Ulf recruited as a leading historical consultant for the criticallyacclaimed Backbeat film of Sutcliffe's life in Hamburg with Astrid Kirchherr and the other Beatles.
In the period, January to September 2005 Hamburg welcomed 4,768 travellers arriving from the Gulf region.
It took the Eastern European revolution of 1989 to catapult Hamburg out of its provincialism.
Loscavio also suggests that Hamburg Ballet offers a particularly hospitable environment for being a dancer and a parent at the same time.
When Hamburg finally tossed him for the fourth time, Parent didn't head for the clubhouse without venting his frustration toward Hamburg.
It would allow the city of Hamburg and German travel and tourism group TUI AG (ETR:TUI1), which owns 22% in Hapag-Lloyd, to trim their interest, Reuters noted.
Around 50 per cent of the world container fleet is managed by Hamburg-based enterprises, according to Hans-Jorg Schmidt-Trenz, chief executive of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
There were some intriguing enigmatic episodes, performed with tremendous vitality and thrust by the fabulous Hamburg dancers, who danced as if they were auditioning for their lives.
Many Democrats fear that Hamburg, a onetime Democratic congressman from Northern California, could become the spoiler in the race - a notion he doesn't dispute.
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