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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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In contrast, by mechanically adjusting book income for the $2 million increase in the allowance for bad debts account, ABC could not claim any portion of the $800,000 deduction until a write-off entry is recorded for financial accounting purposes.
The bad news is the flames were put out by the drool dripping out of his mouth just thinking of the flag burning amendment he had in his back pocket.
Of course, internal company policies on the handling of claims also go a long way toward thwarting bad faith claims.
Prime Minister Koizumi started his leadership with a promise to clean up the bad loans, but little has happened in the months since he took office.
LaFrance's independent variable was the memory of bad hair.
preachers, we can all lament straight-white-male dominance and other oppressive European inventions, but it's hard to swallow the claim either that being bad is politically correct or that political correctness is a major component of being bad.
In bankruptcy proceedings, just as in nonbankruptcy proceedings, the burden of proving a deduction for bad debts is on the taxpayer.
Courts, however, will differ in their willingness to accept inferences of bad faith.
166 does not bar taxpayers from claiming bad debt deductions in these situations, they are generally subject to close scrutiny; see Caligiuri, 549 F2d 1155 (8th Cir.
the jury is restricted to considering only evidence of bad faith which occurred prior to the filing of the lawsuit, or, whether [the jury] may consider evidence of an insurer's bad-faith conduct occurring during the pendency of litigation.
Evidently, the taxpayer may establish a business bad debt by showing that the guaranty was given to protect the taxpayer's status as an employee, source of income or business relationship or business reputation.
As the pile of bad gifts grew into a mountain, it became clear that Santa still has work to do when finding the right gift.