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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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Rob Theakston, managing director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: "It is a significant landmark for Black Sheep Brewery, and is something that we are really excited about and committed to.
According to Ridge, This is a unique acquisition and will take a lot of opportunities away from our competitors in the industry by enabling us to see what business leads they have been buying from Black Sheep.
At Black Sheep you can buy books ("It's Hard to Look Cool When Your Car's Full of Sheep"), DVDs ("The Yarns of Orenburg") and shirts ("Got wool?
Each puzzle piece brought Dunbar closer and closer to writing Before They Were the Black Sheep.
We have to identify the black sheep among our ranks supporting the terrorist elements," he said.
Paul Ambler epitomises the Black Sheep spirit' he is enthusiastic to the point of eccentricity and scholarly enough to take off into rocket science.
NURSERY school bosses have ordered the words of the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep to be altered to Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep - to avoid offending children.
Hannah giggled at the ``baaahhh'' of a black sheep, then turned to her mom and grandma.
Meanwhile, Sir Anthony has sealed a deal to star in Walt Disney's new film Black Sheep.
Guitarist Don Mancuso has performed with Lou Gramm and Black Sheep.
Black Sheep Miami, a full-service advertising and direct marketing boutique agency for the US Hispanic market and Latin America, began operations in Miami.
That question will be answered on Sunday (Noon) when John Sadler's men meet Woodhouse Grange in the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy at Wrenthorpe.