Red Ink


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Red Ink

Informal; a loss or deficit. A company or organization may continue to operate in red ink for a time, but it is not sustainable. See also: In the red, In the black.
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Congress should be focusing on the red ink at home, not arbitrarily established red lines abroad.
For Chimei Innolux, the huge fine follows its red ink of NT$8.
Such taxpayers should write the assigned disaster designation in red ink at the top of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, as appropriate, and submit it to the IRS.
For instance, if shown the written character for the word red printed in blue ink, volunteers name the ink color more slowly than if the same character is printed in red ink.
But clearly there were some stark dissonances mixed in, for among the drawings was hung a bathroom sink filled with red ink and water, Suicide Room X, 2004, which interrupted our open-eyed dreaming with harsh reality.
For most automakers, significant change occurs when they are on a stretcher, and bleeding red ink.
Companies, ranging from industrial/service firms to asset managers, have been bumped, battered, and bruised as competitors sliced and diced market share and the triple threat of war, terrorism, and recession caused red ink to flow from corporate ledgers.
Following fiscal year (FY) 2003, in which most states had built in "reasonable" increases of 3% or more for nursing homes' Medicaid rates, Lubarsky said FY 2004 looked "grave," with most states proposing Medicaid cuts or freezes to cope with their red ink.
Imaje's novel food grade blue inks also give greater potential for product differentiation and branding than the more usual red ink.
States that have automatically conformed now face a lot of red ink because of the 2002 IRC changes.
Crashing domestic steel prices and a continuing onslaught of foreign-dumped steel bled more red ink for Algoma Steel Inc.
Also in red ink, at the top of the Acknowledgement, reads: