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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.
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The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.
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Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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"Irv's goals and successes have laid the foundation for the future of NASSCO and I will seek his guidance as the organization continues to grow in the future."
Irv has been a faithful Mark Andy customer, and has upgraded significantly since those first presses that he and his dad hauled home from Missouri.
This all becomes even more interesting when one considers that voters, under IRV, would have no incentive to force themselves to choose the "lesser evil." They could go straight to their true first choice and use their second choice to hedge their bets.
The voters of Oakland, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Piece County, Washington passed ballot measures for IRV in the November 2006 elections.
More people, Democrats and non-Democrats alike, should begin asking party leaders: Why not IRV?
"Irv Kupcinet is probably the most significant media personality in the history of Chicago because his impact was not only through his daily newspaper column, but also on television for 25 years," said Bruce DuMont, founder and president of the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
When Irv Kupcinet died last Monday afternoon at age 91, WBBM-TV aired a revealing bit of footage.
However, the opposite is true, because Irv's Volvo P1800 is one in a million.
Shelley Rubin, widow of Irv Rubin, said she would monitor local communities to make sure they are in compliance and file more lawsuits if necessary.
The price for Irv's models vary, but his hand-made beauties aren't cheap.
I know Irv would object to my saying that his "spirit" will continue to guide the editing of The Psychological Record.
Irv Levine, chairman of Multiquip Inc., a supplier of compaction equipment and manufacturer of pumps and generators in Carson, Calif., retired in December 2002, as the company celebrated its 30th anniversary.