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(1) Service that reports prices and sizes of transactions on major exchanges-ticker tape. (2) Dow Jones and other news wires. See: Consolidated tape.

Ticker Tape

A record of the transactions occurring on an exchange on a given trading day, updated in real time or with only a slight delay. Before electronic tickers became common, most records of trading were printed out on strips of paper known as tape. It is more common now to refer to an exchange's live record as a ticker. When tape was common, trading volume sometimes became so heavy for a security that the tape publicly announcing quotes was delayed by a significant amount of time, usually a minute or two. This was called a tape is late situation.


Ticker (tape).

While the stock markets are in session, there is a running record of trading activity in each individual stock. Today's computerized system, still referred to as the ticker, actually replaces the scrolling paper tape of the past.

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An already extensive tapas menu of chicken, fish, ham and vegetarian options is augmented by a daily specials board and a range of paellas, which unfortunately, as is often the case, were only available for a minimum of two people.
According to The Joy of Cooking, the original tapas were used by sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns to cover their glasses between sips.
Lilaya Artero, manager, Salero Tapas & Bodega, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates: The popularity of Spanish cuisine is definitely on the rise in the region.
Tapas means literally a top; a piece of bread served on top of the wine glass, topped with some ham or charcuterie.
In the United States, tapas have been widely and enthusiastically accepted.
We also took advantage of the tapas deals - four traditional tapas for pounds 13.
On June 14, TAPAS brought its wares to San Francisco, where trade and press learned about the Iberian grapes' immigration to North America.
The "Tapas al Minuto" or Minute Snacks introduce convenient and tasty Tapas wrapped in an attractive and high performance packaging.
Much of the Portuguese investigation has focused on the chain of events on the night Madeleine went missing, and on what the Tapas Seven saw.
These, of course, in addition to a menu page of 25 tapas plates ($4 to $8).
Minster's first product was Tapas al Minuto, which went into Waitrose initially.
Tapas have an interesting history, distinguished not only by their longevity--some culinary accounts trace tapas as far back as before the nineteenth century--but also by the fact that this dining tradition grew out of a simple gesture by a scrupulous barkeep.