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B

Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock descriptor specifying that issue is the Class B shares of the company.

B

1. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, a symbol on the ticker board indicating that the issue being traded is class B stock. That is, B represents common stock designated by the publicly-traded company issuing it as having fewer rights than class A stock, especially fewer voting rights.

2. A low bond rating used by the S&P and Fitch credit agencies. B-rated bonds are highly speculative and are thought to contain high risk and a relatively high chance of default. Banks are not permitted to invest in B-rated bonds. See also: Junk.

B

A low, speculative grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency. Such a rating indicates there is considerable uncertainty as to the ability to pay interest and repay principal over a long period.

b

Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate payment of a stock dividend in addition to the indicated cash dividend: 1.50b.
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Researchers found that men who ingested the greatest amount of boron from their diets were 64% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who consumed the least.
The last chapter analyses boron trifluoride downstream markets.
For White, this news confirmed her appreciation for basic scientific studies along with her opinion that boron is one thoroughly weird element.
We are talking about a mineral with 90 percent added value," Yyldyz added, "If boron is found in the earth beneath registered land, it would be transferred from private ownership to state possession.
They hope these fine details will indicate whether the Hope's boron came largely from the Earth's mantle, or from the sea floor.
The experiment was conducted with a corn-soybean diet, with a 2x3 factorial arrangement of treatments with calcium and phosphorus at standard and lower levels, and supplemental boron at the levels of 0, 30 and 60 mg/kg.
The runoff is collected for analysis, and the wood in the units can be analyzed for residual boron.
The same two molds used for the aluminum pouring studies were then sand blasted and coated with a new application of boron nitride at optimal conditions for magnesium.
The presence of boron lowers the melting temperature range of the smelt and the carry over liquor residue particles.
With the current amount of BPA-F given and with the neutron beams used, up to 50% of the tumor irradiation dose is estimated to originate from the neutron-capture reaction of boron.
Aluminum nitride sells for around $20/lb, while boron nitride averages around $50/lb.
Medical research has shown that boron can have positive effects in reducing osteoporosis: In one study, a boron supplement of 3 ppm reduced urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium.