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Commercial Paper

An unsecured, short-term debt security issued by a corporation. Commercial paper is usually issued at a discount from par, and is a popular investment with mutual funds. It usually is issued in large denominations (over $250,000) and has a maturity of less than 270 days, with most maturing within one or two months of issue. It is a highly liquid investment and forms part of the money market. It is often simply called paper.
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A short-term unsecured note. This is generally used interchangeably with the term commercial paper.
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Short-term, unsecured debt securities that a corporation issues are often referred to as paper -- for short-term commercial paper. The term is sometimes used to refer to any corporate bonds, whether secured or unsecured, short or long term.

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Slang for promissory notes.If a seller is willing to provide some or all of the financing for a property, the seller would say,“I'm willing to hold some paper.” Lenders who specialize in loans to borrowers with less-than-ideal credit histories are said to specialize in B paper.

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Depositors exceeding the threshold would not be allowed to resume making paper coupon deposits if they fall below the $200,000 threshold in a subsequent year.
The pullquote in a Boston Globe story about wastewater from a pulp and paper company said, "A Maine mill is the flashpoint in debate over the environmental cost of making paper its whitest." But the fourth-graph lead sentence read "The threatened eagles on the upper Penobscot (River) have become a flash-point in the national debate over the environmental cost of making paper its whitest."
It's a relative of the cotton plant, and the fibers in kenaf are great for making paper. People are using kenaf to make paper in China, Thailand, and,Japan, and even the United States.
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One of the activities involved making paper spice bags to earn paper clips, representing rupees.
On Thursday this week it is the turn of Tolson Memorial Museum in Ravensknowle Park to host the Big Summer Roadshow with activities including making paper Eiffel Towers out of art straws and paper Kakariki birds from New Zealand plus activities from Pakistan and Egypt.
The children, from groups including Scotswood Play Centre, Benwell Play Centre, and West End Sure Start centres have been busy all this half-term week making paper lanterns for the parade.
Exopack in South Carolina, making paper and plastic flexible packaging, expects the acquisition to add to its capabilities and offering.
"We at 'Pahal' had raised many issues related to environment and it is in this context only that we have provided these women with training in making paper bags.
A young boy named Kiyoshi loves making paper lanterns far more than learning the practical skills of farming; fascinated by dragonflies, he crafts a wondrous paper dragonfly lamp that glides virtually of its own accord.
Is bamboo really an environmentally friendly alternative to wood for making paper?--Ali Forte, via e-mail