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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.
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Slang for an undesirable property.

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Miles Barker, prosecuting on behalf of Kirklees Council, said: "There are members of society who need the help of assistance dogs. To ensure they are not discriminated against checks are made.
"Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are invaluable to their owners to ensure that they are leading as inclusive a life as you and I, and for someone to prevent this is quite simply discrimination."
Assistance dogs are used in so many roles today and their support completely transforms peoples lives.
Megan, from St Helens, said: "I tried to explain that guide and assistance dogs can be any colour and don't have to be Labradors, although Rowley is.
Nicola told the M.E.N.: "Chloe has an assistance dog called Ted.
Members of the Royal Four Towns SWI were addressed by Ann and Nick Eales, from Dumfries, who explained the work of assistance dogs and therapy dogs.
The show will also feature recipients of Canine Companions assistance dogs sharing their inspirational stories of enhanced independence.
Bailie will wear a sash as an official assistance dog, accompanying Hannah when she's out and about and visiting her at school.
"I think she judged my dog, as she thought a bull mastiff terrier couldn't be an assistance dog."
Khalik, who defended himself through an interpreter, claimed he was scared and allergic to dogs, but he did not have an exemption certificate which would allow him to legally decline to carry an assistance dog.
Ms Akhtar said Waqas was interviewed by Birmingham City Council officials in July and said he had received training by Uber in relation to carrying assistance dogs.
Mr Mensah said customers could eat anywhere else in the premises when they had an assistance dog, staff would have helped the diners and minded the animals.

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