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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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Westchester County North: The Westchester North submarket reported total leasing activity of 165,670 square feet - a 44 percent decline from the first half of 1998.
As noted above, the slowdown in investment spending during the second half of last year likely was exacerbated by the deterioration in corporate cash flow.
Fairfield County North: Local expansions and relocations in the first quarter were offset by second quarter downsizings as the Fairfield North submarket ended the first half of 1999 with negative absorption of almost 43,000 square feet and an availability rate almost a point higher than the same period a year ago.
Despite the backup in bond yields, major stock-price indexes rose considerably further through the first half of the year; most of those gains were erased in late June and the first half of July, however, as company reports raised questions about the pace of earnings growth.
Select a small square vase that will fit into center of one watermelon half with 1 1/2 to 2 inches all around it so there is room for fruit salad.
Availability countywide rose just 4%, the overall availability rate rose just over half a point, and the CBD segment actually saw positive absorption.
Operating profits before loan losses and taxes amounted to NOK 1,355 million in the first half of 1994, as against NOK 2,263 million in the first half of last year.
one or both parents provide more than half the child's total support for the entire year; and
Reflecting the Federal Reserve's policy actions and generally weak credit demands, short-term interest rates declined appreciably during the first half of the year.
The growing tyre output stimulated the strong demand for raw material, for instance, in the first half of 2006, demand for carbon black increased by 13.
The Clippers pounced on the Nuggets in the first half to go up 56-45 at halftime.
Scientists know that carbon-14 loses half its radioactivity (half-life) every 5,570 years.