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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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Traditionally, coffee was grown the way Llach does it, in the shade of tropical trees.
And spending for "International Assistance Programs," more commonly known as foreign aid, has grown from $11.
Certification is a necessary step to ensure consumers get what they are paying for, which is a coffee grown without chemicals.
Nondurable goods production has also been weak in the District, where jobs in nondurables industries have grown at an annual rate of only 0.
Grown in the Watsonville/Salinas district, this minor commercial variety is very productive, producing more fruit per acre than the Camarosa variety.
People who have been doing this for many years get even simpler with their food preparation, often using only a knife and cutting board, if that, and relying more on locally grown produce.
We are blessed with many small farms that are able (and eager) to grow for a local market that appreciates quality and the special flavors that come from products grown for freshness and flavor.
In the case of engineered tendon, the newly grown material forms the right shape but has only one-third of a natural tendon's strength.
Consumers are learning about the high cost of our current food system and that locally grown food is fresher and supports the local economy.
New native groves are sometimes planted from seedlings grown from nuts.
In California alone, over 3,000 acres of flowers were grown in greenhouses in 1998, with approximately 12,000 additional acres grown in outdoor nursery settings.
And even the most venerable eastern white cedar looks young next to the oldest bristlecone pine, which has grown for approximately 4,800 years, he adds.