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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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Much as the recent, agonizing impeachment proceedings and Orange County video store protests triggered extensive examinations of freedom, morality and law, the highly publicized Kazan controversy could lead to a wider and deeper understanding of those troubled blacklist times - a period which, as Hollywood Ten member Dalton Trumbo famously noted, produced only victims.
However, many orders tagged as fraudulent due to a consumer being placed on a blacklist are in fact made in good faith.
The procedure for withdrawal of a migrant worker from the blacklist is difficult and takes 3 to 6 months," said Azyrankulov.
Workers were included on the blacklist for raising health and safety concerns on building sites, or merely for being union activists, and were often denied work for years as a result.
You will hear about 'The Fulcrum' in the Super Bowl episode," Jon Bokenkamp, creator of "The Blacklist," told (http://www.
The Hollywood blacklist has fostered considerable scholarship, with much of it focusing on the ritual naming of names before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
Local media have given varied responses to the Saudi blacklist.
Last year, YouTube LLC filed a lawsuit against Russian authorities after it was briefly put on a blacklist of websites with harmful content in November 2012.
The news comes as the Information Commissioner's office (ICO) confirmed that over the next few days a further 1,200 people will get a letter telling them they are on the blacklist.
com)-- Developer Vlad Lee is happy to announce the latest version of Blacklist Plus, an Android app that is a powerful call blocker and spam messages filter.
The motion explained how a construction industry blacklist was collated by a private consultancy and then provided at a cost to construction companies as they sought to recruit - or avoid - new workers.
France is believed to have prepared a blacklist of countries, including Switzerland, that have not been cooperative in investigating foreign aid fraud.