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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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What started out in 1976 as a relatively prosperous industry segment, with average operating ratio in the 95-96 range, changed radically as indicated by the industry shift into nonprofitable operating ratio levels above 100.
The first stated that if 75 percent of the employees of nonprofitable trucking companies agreed, the workers could take a 15-percent pay cut in exchange for a promised share of any future profits.
has developed innovative, highly efficient natural gas compressors to convert marginal, nonprofitable wells into profitable producers.
After analyzing member transaction data, the credit union was convinced to reevaluate the relatively few nonprofitable card accounts and to enhance service and marketing to the bulk of cardholders whose accounts were profitable but not as much as the credit union needed them to be.
The bank carries out this nonprofitable business free of charge.
E2' There does not exist a contract that, if added to the set of equilibrium contracts, would be able to earn a positive expected profit, even after nonprofitable contracts are withdrawn from the market.
I now ask, as my final point, who will provide the technologies for the nonprofitable poor?
It is by integrating this with social policy that public transport extends its full range of services to nonprofitable routes, thus eliminating social exclusion.
For example, a profitable company makes a QSub election with respect to a nonprofitable company.
The company not only combines its technology and expertise to convert marginal, nonprofitable wells into profitable producers, but by adding the methods of application and customizing technology to the M1 & L1 series are able to be extremely competitive in the traditional market.
Credit unions may have to do some tweaking to the traditional loyalty plus relationship equals free stuff model to help steer members from what he said is the nonprofitable side of the Bank Transfer Day line to the side that's profitable.

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