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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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Azizi Developments has announced the launch of its latest residential development, Azizi Aura, that offers studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments with luxury hotel facilities in the prime Jebel Ali area of Dubai, UAE.
Migraine with aura is a migraine headache that is preceded by an aura, which typically includes flashes of light, bright spots, blind spots and perhaps tingling in the hands or face.
It's widely assumed that auras give patients enough time to pull off the road before a seizure.
Such brain surgery is usually reserved for epilepsy patients with single auras whose seizures can't be controlled with medication.
Migraine without aura was the most common diagnosis, seen in 74 patients.
The Aura reflects thoughts, feelings and desires, which appear like "flashes", "clouds" or "flames", usually around or near the head.
The dialogue between the drawings and the icons gives heft to Flavin's emotions and does much to explain the "aura" emerging around his later work.
The gift of seeing an aura shimmering around a person is one of the more common and lively psychic powers that some of those so inclined possess.
Auras started early in the headache history for most patents - 61% said the symptom appeared within the first year of having migraine.
Of these, 40 percent had experienced auras. The women in the study, who were otherwise healthy and over age 45, were participating in a large trial investigating various medical conditions, says study coauthor Tobias Kurth, a neuroepidemiologist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
A study that he and his colleagues published in 2003 suggested that PFO closure is more effective against migraines with auras than against migraines without accompanying sensory signs.
Kanner reported that of the 97 patients, 37 (38%) were free of any disabling seizures and auras since having their surgery, while 43 patients (44%) were free of disabling seizures but had auras.