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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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She has a team of certified gemologists and designers that handcraft ID tags and necklaces for man's best friend.
MAN'S best friend might also be a lifesaver - as a weapon in detecting cancer.
Tons of books tackle drawing of the human form, but few tackle man's best friend.
From man's best friend the dog, to the insects that assault us from every direction, to the rats that break into our homes and eat our food, "Because the Cat Purrs" gives an enlightening and eye opening look at the living world around us, and why we should better understand it.
According to psychic barber Gordon Smith, man's best friend lives on in the spirit world after he's gone Rover and out.
Tomorrow you can get your voucher for the free Are You Being Served DVD, the hilarious Diamonds Are A Man's Best Friend episode.
Dozens of animal experts were also on hand to offer tips on how to keep man's best friend in top condition
There are even off-leash parks for dogs, where man's best friend can romp and chase tennis balls.
But unlike people, whose color-sensitive retinal cells detect blue, green and red, man's best friend paints the world with a two-tone palette.
Howard will take on the role of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark aka Iron Man's best friend, in the project slated to launch into theaters May 2, 2008.
For a species dubbed Man's best friend, canines are sadly horribly abused by their so-called friends.
Man's best friend can also be one of man's best workers.