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Commercial Paper

An unsecured, short-term debt security issued by a corporation. Commercial paper is usually issued at a discount from par, and is a popular investment with mutual funds. It usually is issued in large denominations (over $250,000) and has a maturity of less than 270 days, with most maturing within one or two months of issue. It is a highly liquid investment and forms part of the money market. It is often simply called paper.


A short-term unsecured note. This is generally used interchangeably with the term commercial paper.


Short-term, unsecured debt securities that a corporation issues are often referred to as paper -- for short-term commercial paper. The term is sometimes used to refer to any corporate bonds, whether secured or unsecured, short or long term.


Slang for promissory notes.If a seller is willing to provide some or all of the financing for a property, the seller would say,“I'm willing to hold some paper.” Lenders who specialize in loans to borrowers with less-than-ideal credit histories are said to specialize in B paper.

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The cellulose fiber that remains (sheep only digest half of the cellulose fibers eaten) is then reduced to a pulp suitable for making paper.
Its division making paper and cardboard boxes, which accounts for 62% of its operating profits, would come under pressure because it incurs three-quarters of all energy and fuel costs.
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A forest geneticist working for a wood-products company might focus on genetic improvements to change the length of tree cells used for making paper or the volume of wood in a saw log.
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Depositors exceeding the threshold would not be allowed to resume making paper coupon deposits if they fall below the $200,000 threshold in a subsequent year.
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It's a relative of the cotton plant, and the fibers in kenaf are great for making paper.
Establishments that make pulp without making paper are classified as pulp mills.
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