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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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Northern Tier (departing from Seattle and stopping in Minneapolis, Detroit, and points far North): Sean Barry, spbarry@gmail.
Health care providers, the investigators note, can counsel women that most women do not experience troublesome symptoms when stopping hormone therapy, and that for those who do, behavioral measures may provide relief.
It is not until the fourth century, however, that we first find Odysseus unequivocally stopping his own ears.
Five patients did the reverse, and stayed on the protease inhibitors, he did see a viral load increase of a little over half a log -- suggesting that, at least for now, stopping the protease inhibitors and maintaining nucleosides may be a better way to postpone switching and preserve the protease inhibitors for the future.
Yet, while the field-level investigation of an automobile and its occupants always has presented a tactical risk, over the last decade, stopping and checking vehicles for suspected criminal activity have taken on another element of danger.
The stock plummeted sharply on this announcement by the Feds, stopping Dennis out of this position and reminding all of us why stops are important.
Stopping vehicles that seek to avoid roadblocks and using false signs warning of drug checkpoints ahead for the sole purpose of justifying the detention of motorists making obvious attempts to evade nonexistent roadblocks are rather controversial, yet legally defensible law enforcement strategies.
Captus Networks, the leader in protecting networks from Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, today announced significant enhancements to its CaptIO(TM) network security device family that provide powerful capabilities for detecting and stopping DoS attacks against high-volume Internet networks and Web sites.
This doctrinal flexibility allows officers to take the steps necessary to protect themselves when they have adequate reason to believe that stopping and questioning the suspect will pose particular risks to their safety .
Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ and Committed Quitters web site visitors will be able simply to type in a question relating to nicotine replacement therapy and stopping smoking, and the vRep will respond directly with an answer.