Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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In an interview, Xixu Sun, chief retail banking officer at Bank of China UK Ltd, said, 'Before the financial crisis you didn't have a choice, you couldn't cherry-pick the good customers.
Hunt Transport successfully designed a program, Better Health for Life, that did not cherry-pick participation based on motivation.
It would, therefore, be wrong if SAIC, aided and abetted by the Chinese government, was able to cherry-pick the remains of MG Rover Group and effectively get what they want and at the same time stick two fingers up at the thousands of workers who are now concerned about their own and their family's future.
Since most Japanese are not dogmatically religious, tending to cherry-pick aspects of Buddhism, Shintoism and Christianity, wedding ceremonies are not so firmly tied to particular places of worship.
Advertisers will be able to cherry-pick markets rather than taking a panregional buy.
It would be a while before the world caught up--and before the bigger media players started to cherry-pick our articles.
Most of the families of Chad students make between just $10,000 and $30,000 a year, and the school does not cherry-pick only the top students for enrollment.
Without the strong agreements that exist between current cable providers and Tennessee's local governments, new companies entering the market can cherry-pick neighborhoods for services and effectively discriminate against lower income and rural areas.
They believe a rise will encourage more cabs on to the road in the early hours, discourage the urge for cabbies to cherry-pick fares and also enable drivers to invest in the new electric London EV taxi.
WARNING Merkel says the UK can't cherry-pick its obligations and privileges
She said: "TNT Post UK can cherry-pick easy-to-serve urban areas, delivering easy-to-handle post to homes less frequently than Royal Mail and to no defined quality standard.