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Monthly Income Preferred Securities

Preferred stock representing a portion of ownership in a limited partnership. The limited partnership is a subsidiary of another company and exists only for the purpose of issuing the MIPS. The proceeds from MIPS are lent to the partnership's parent company. These securities thus combine aspects of stocks and bonds; they mature on a monthly basis and usually have a par value of $25. Returns on MIPS come out of the partnership's pretax earnings.

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at risk of one day having to import most of its technology, Clinton made a bold move: In September 1993, the White House announced a new licensing level for computer exports of 500 MTOPS.
23) The MTOPS study also showed significant reduction in AUR and need for surgery in patients receiving finasteride monotherapy as compared to placebo after 4.
The primary endpoint of MTOPS was reduction in risk of clinical progression at four years, as defined by one of the following: AUR, renal insufficiency due to BPH (a greater than or equal to 50 percent rise in baseline serum creatinine and greater than or equal to 1.
The technology has far outpaced the regulations," Collins said, pointing out that a Pentium III had a 1,300 MTOPS rating, so a two processor workstation using those chips would, in theory, need government approval to be sold to tier three state.
AEA advised the Administration last January that it should raise the threshold to a minimum of 10,000 MTOPS.