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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.


Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.




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All Pure Grown Diamonds are laser-inscribed with the phrase "Lab-Grown" and the corresponding diamond number, individual to each stone.
Rainforest Alliance also cautions that some higher-yield shade coffees are now being grown with only a few species of trees, making them less valuable for biodiversity.
Throughout the recovery, Missouri's economy has grown more slowly than most other District states due to its heavy reliance on manufacturing.
Ventana: This variety has been grown commercially for the last four years, with acreage planted continuing to increase yearly.
Over 100 vegetable, flower and herb plants grown sustainably.
It should be part of everyone's experience of the region, to visit an Appalachian farm or enjoy the special foods grown on one.
The types of chemicals used and the species of flowers grown vary from one area to another.
Since the late 1700's, farmers have grown apples in Henderson County.
Nur Natur offers organically grown teas, certified by a third party.
Now in its third year, the study shows most irradiated pines growing about 10 percent slower than pines grown at ambient levels.
Taped in early April in San Diego County where White was born and raised, the PSA highlights the abundance of products grown in California and the fact that seeking out and purchasing California grown products can benefit the entire state.
Q: I have three hibiscus bushes in my back patio yard, and with the warm weather and now the rains, they have grown almost into trees.