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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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Blackbirds start to sing during the breeding season in late February and all the way through July.
Indeed, there is an old Irish saying which declares that a blackbird heard to sing before Christmas, may well be crying by Candlemas, which incidentally is today
Blackbird Interactive also included balance changes in this new patch.
The Blackbird was developed to fly over Mach 3 with a two person flight crew in tandem cockpits, one for the pilot in the forward cockpit and another for the Reconnaissance Systems Officer (RSO) who operated the cameras and surveillance systems, while navigating the mission path.
Blackbird is a technology-driven airline delivering a private flight experience.
In a recent interview by Vincent Harris, Ash said: "The music on the new EP Blackbird plays like an extended tone poem, The songs sound vase and blurred, trafficking in suggestion and mood.
Blackbird, who took up the sport when she was eight, is now in her second of three years in the Junior (15-17) age grouping.
Blackbird is a comprehensive system for posterior fixation of the cervical and upper thoracic spine.
On song: |A blackbird I wrote: "That is how the blackbird sits on her nest as if to make sure no breath of air, not even a fine feather's breadth, could squeeze between the curved wall of her nest and know the secret of the precious eggs that lie beneath her warm and patient body.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-March 18, 2015-Israel's Mercantile Discount Bank extends line of credit to Blackbird International
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5 November 2014 - US defence and security electronics specialist Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) said on Wednesday it had taken over domestic sector player Blackbird Technologies in a transaction worth about USD420m (EUR336m).