Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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The fire authority cannot cherry pick the laws they want to break or do not want to break, and entering into a workforce agreement will not prevent that."
The UK however has rejected it and instead wants to cherry pick and lets party and personal ambitions prevail over national interest.
Following meetings with both Cincinnati Financial's management team and insurance agents who do business with the company, Zaremski believes there are two additional positive points investors do not fully appreciate: The company's ability to "cherry pick" the best risks within its excess and surplus segment given it has a broker license that most of its competitors do not have, and $450M of capital that will be freed up in the coming years as Cincinnati's small but still material life insurance segment is able to free up capital as it adopts to principles based reserving accounting standards.
Every minority and majority group is targeted so why cherry pick the memes directed at women and make vague judgments based on them about the whole meme community?
The real me is quiet" Comedienne Dawn French "After a year of warning the Brits that they could not cherry pick, he proceeded to cherry pick with a gusto that matched Jack Cherry McCherrypicker the year he won the cherry picker of the year competition" TV's Andrew Neil slaps down Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator
The fact that consumers are today more informed of industries prices, range of products on offer and store location add to the ease with which consumers are able to cherry pick. Consumers are today more informed of discounted prices on products as well as the product assortment of a particular store, through marketing and promotions.
He said: "Equality must be for all and we are not able to cherry pick.
The public need to feel their concerns are listened to and a political party that wants to run Wales must campaign vigorously in all constituencies and just not cherry pick a few target seats.
and we were able to cherry pick the things we like and get it all in one package."
Derek Kerr, in his March letter (Can't cherry pick) says "we can't just cherry pick the various parts of Scripture we are willing to accept and discard the rest." I wonder if Mr.
MG and Rover enthusiasts have demanded that the British Government intervene to thwart plans by Chinese car manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC), to 'cherry pick' assets from MG Rover Group's beleaguered Longbridge plant.