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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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Along with Korea, seven other countries _ Barbados, Grenada, Macau, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates _ are also expected to be considered for removal from the blacklist during the finance ministers meeting in Brussels.
twitter-tweet]The UN blacklist of 25 companies doing business in Israeli settlements includes banks and even cafes.
But Iran, it said, would remain on the blacklist "until the full Action Plan has been completed.
Dave Smith, of the Blacklist Support Group, told the annual conference of the Communication Workers Union, that postal workers should contact the ICO if they suspected their names were on the blacklist.
A person who has been included on the blacklist may, however, contest the fact by filing a request with the Commissioner of Immigration.
Blacklist Plus is available for download through the Google Play store for Android apps and nearly half a million users have already downloaded it.
The candidates are told very clearly that their name will be transferred to our blacklist and will no longer receive employment opportunities from us," said Al Mulla.
KABUL (PAN): Fourteen Taliban officials were removed from United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blacklist, the UN announced Friday night.
In March 2009 shocking revelations of a well used blacklist of construction workers triggered information industry calls for stronger safeguarding of people's private data.
Europe adds four to blacklist, calling it an 'effective incentive'.
Unfairly labeled a Communist as many politically conscious and active entertainers were during the Red Scare, Lee's career was done irreparable damage by the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC) blacklist and terror tactics of the anti-communist movement and McCarthyism.
caused hysteria--including congressional hearings and a Hollywood blacklist that ruined careers.