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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Hackney cab driver Alan Duringer admitted cherry-picking while Wirralbased private-hire driver Musleh Uddin was caught plying for hire.
No matter what happens the ultimate responsibility lies on the shoulders of PTI, which is in power, and its leaders who are required to motivate overseas Pakistanis to register themselves and play their vital role in cherry-picking the national and provincial leaders.
Scotland's nationalist First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who opposes Brexit, tweeted that it "reads like cherry-picking" -- but also welcomed its "realism".
"What would be cherry-picking would be if we were to seek a deal where our rights and obligations were not held in balance.
"If this is cherry-picking, every trade arrangement is cherry-picking," said May, speaking directly to that accusation.
Now Colum Lynch and Dan De Luce at Foreign Policy report that the White House, in the latest bit of cherry-picking, "is pressing to declassify intelligence allegedly linking Iran to short-range ballistic missile attacks by Yemeni insurgents against Saudi Arabia." Our antennae ought to be raised very high regarding the motives and reality lying behind anything that comes out of this attempt to manipulate public perceptions.
Seems this cherry-picking Government is whistling the same old tune - but it's one we're tired of hearing.
A Massachusetts investment advisor has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years of supervised release for engaging in an illegal cherry-picking scheme.
Tory local government spokesman Graham Simpson said: "Voters and councillors will ask why the SNP is cherry-picking boundaries in this way."
BEIRUT, June 13 (KUNA) -- By end of the spring season each year, cherry-picking time falls in Lebanon's villages and counties from, approximately, mid-May till Mid-June.
RICK HOLLOWAY, the Greyhound Trainers' Association chairman, yesterday accused the GBGB of "cherry-picking" the recommendations of the Donoughue report in light of GBGB chairman Maurice Watkins' statement regarding his organisation, writes Jonathan Kay.
In reality, the so-called lull is a classic instance of statistical cherry-picking, in which specific pieces of data favorable to one's preferred point of view are highlighted and others not so favorable are disregarded.