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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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Green Lantern: Blackest Night shows what Hal Jordan does between chapters three and five of the main volume, gathering warriors from across the emotional spectrum for the final battle.
Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar, said, "November 6, 1947, represents the blackest day of human history when lakhs of Muslims in Jammu were driven out of their homes and butchered by communal fascist forces patronized by rulers of that time.
Recalling the sacrifices rendered by Muslims of Jammu in 1947, Malik said that, "November 6, 1947, represents the blackest day of human history when lakhs of Jammu Muslims, driven out of their homes were butchered by communal fascist forces patronized by rulers of that time, reported.
Only the blackest of black lashes will do for this sultry look.
Kieran Read is wearing the new adidas All Blacks kit for 2014/15 - featuring the blackest All Blacks jersey ever.
More than a year removed from the blackest day, Richard Ings is still grasping at straws and pressuring the agency to produce results.
Yet such a move would be the ultimate display of contempt for the Football League's outrageous decision to allow the original Wimbledon to relocate to Buckinghamshire in 2003 - one of the blackest days in the history of the English game.
1 year ago TONY Mowbray used the anniversary of the blackest day in Boro's history to stress the need to build for the future.
It went down in history as the blackest day of the British Army.
During Blackest Night, DC Comics bosses unceremoniously killed off a host of fan favourites, including Superman, Aquaman and Hawkman.
THIS week will be forever remembered as one of the blackest Ireland has ever seen.
Survival in Shanghai: The Journals of Fred Marcus 1939-49" is a collection of journal entries from one teenager escaping one of the blackest marks in human history.