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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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WASHINGTON -- Aura with migraine seems to be a heterogeneous phenomenon, with up to 40% of patients in a prospective cohort reporting color as a component of the visual manifestation.
Patients with multiple auras traceable to the right hemisphere can better describe them to doctors before a seizure occurs, he says.
Previous studies had tied migraines to stroke, with some of the strongest evidence connecting stroke risk to migraines with aura in young women.
4) An assortment of cosmic items were available, including aura photos, maps, massages, vitamins made from grape skins - even algae.
Volunteers with a background of depression and migraines with auras also reported substantially more prior thoughts about death and suicide, and far more periods during which they wanted to die, than any other group.
CONTACT: Ron Goldstein of Aura Systems, 310-643-5300, ext.
David Slaughter comes to Aura after completing a 30-year career with the United States Army where he served in varied logistical and maintenance positions.
As the dominant supplier of vehicles for the ambulance market in North America, Ford is continually looking for new products to meet the exacting requirements of ambulance applications," said Neal Meehan, Aura Chairman and CEO.
Aura also intends to sell its proprietary speaker products through the MYS marketing channel system.
As opportunities for the AuraGen increase worldwide, agreements with proven distributors play a crucial role in our growth strategy," said Neal Meehan, Aura Chairman and CEO.
This joint marketing program is a natural extension of our ship-through capabilities with the Auto Truck Group," said Neal Meehan, Aura Chairman and CEO.
is an innovator and producer of electromagnetic devices including its patented High Force Actuators, Aurasound(TM), Aura Bass Shakers(TM) and its EVA(TM) (Electromagnetic Valve Actuators) for internal combustion engines.