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Commodity Research Bureau

An organization that produces an index that tracks the price movements of 17 commodities. The CRB index does not follow any one commodity sector, but rather the general direction of commodities overall. The CRB index is watched by both commodity and bond investors because the prices of commodities and bonds tend to move in opposite directions due to inflation.
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Certified Residential Broker (CRB)

A designation awarded by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (,which is affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Vetting all 90 drivers just once would cost his business almost pounds 4,000, before the cost of duplicate CRB checks for other councils.
However, Mrs Ellman criticised the decision to merge the CRB, which involves scaling back the vetting and barring scheme introduced after the murders of the Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Anyone interested in observing R CrB, or any other variable star for that matter, should contact the VSS Director (see Journal for email address).
"Since 2004 the CRB has stopped 80,000 unsuitable people working with vulnerable groups with a disclosure accuracy of 99.98 per cent.
And David Evans, National Union of Teachers Cymru secretary, added: "The system by which teachers are cleared by the CRB is, by now, thorough and, generally speaking, running smoothly."
[SIGMA]1835 5.0, 6.8 6.2" 194 [pi] Boo 4.9, 5.8 5.6" 109 [xi] Boo 4.8, 7.0 6.4" 315 [SIGMA]1825 6.5, 8.4 4.4" 156 [epsilon] Boo 2.6, 4.8 2.9" 346 [[mu].sup.1], 4.3, 7.1 109" 171 [[mu].sup.2] Boo [zeta] CrB 5.0, 5.9 6.1" 305 [sigma] CrB 5.6, 6.5 7.1" 237 [[nu].sup.1], 5.4, 5.6 361" 164 [[nu].sup.2] CrB R.A.
None of the CRB's decisions have been appealed to the President.
The F-statistics for the hypothesis that CRB does not causes CPI are given by F(1) = 13.02, F(3) = 8.91, F(6) = 5.57, F(9) = 5.05, F(12) = 4.77, F(18) = 3.55, and F(24) = 2.81.
class="MsoNormalSecondly, our CRB systems are not sensitive to complaints by consumers.
As of 31 March, CRB had approximately USD 1.8bn in total assets.