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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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If you follow a standard 30-day backup cycle, most of your organization's data will be on newer AIT tapes within a month.
AIT is differentiated from others through its investment in underlying technologies and the benefits that result from them.
The high speed access and low cost storage of automated AIT storage and the convenience, low overhead, and scalability of NAS is now being combined in NAS appliances that use AIT media as primary storage.
AIT read/write heads differ from older designs in a number of respects, particularly in the proprietary material used to construct the head, the design of the head profile, and the manufacturing technology developed to produce it.
First, it only applies to AIT cartridges--an AIT-2 cartridge, written by an AIT-2 drive, won't be readable in an AIT drive, as should be expected.
Sony's AIT technology is gaining acceptance in the market, especially for applications that need capacity and file access times, including digital multi-media production, medical imaging, and digital asset management," noted Jonathan Otis, ADIC vice president of product management.