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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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"At the state level, the DRA and AMP also have an impact, specifically in California where we have experienced recent cuts in reimbursement rates for Medi-Cal, which have made many prescriptions [for Medicaid beneficiaries] nonprofitable," notes Scorpiniti.
(12) This coincides with the in-sample results that suggested that the explanatory variables depicting the reinsurance decisions were significant in explaining profitable and nonprofitable sets of policies.
Pichot insists that would be the wrong way to go, saying: "Rugby has to make some tough decisions now, whether to go for a more romantic and more nonprofitable path.
"The difference between being a profitable company and a nonprofitable company could come down to the significant costs associated with continuing as a public entity."
However, it is unclear whether students are being socialized to a culture that favors research related to industrial interests, neglecting other areas related to nonprofitable social issues.
Iberia is only "cutting nonprofitable routes" at Barcelona International, Chairman and CEO Fernando Conte said at the IATA AGM in Paris.
"If a grower is lacking in any of the three, it can result in a nonprofitable situation." To help peanut farmers make planting, irrigation, and pest-control decisions, Lamb and his colleagues developed a computer program called Irrigator Pro.
During the high and nonprofitable promotion period, Capoten was prescribed on average ten times a year per prescribing doctor in the United Kingdom, instead of five, the norm.
Recent shocks to the accounting industry have prompted the firms to try to squeeze fees out of lucrative clients while jettisoning risky and nonprofitable ones.
The firm based in Moriguchi, Osaka Prefecture, which has close ties with the Matsushita founding family, will be split into one entity handling profitable businesses such as office building leasing and condominium sales, and another handling nonprofitable divisions including resort facility and golf course management, they said.
The improvement was due to cost reductions and sales of nonprofitable operations.
If not-for-profit means nonprofitable or unsustainable in today's climate, then a few of the smaller societies or not-for-profits (with either niche databases or a handful of primary journals to support them) may well disappear from the membership lists of information industry trade associations.

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