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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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Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials, Boron Nitride Products, is a global leader in providing advanced material solutions using the unique properties of hexagonal Boron Nitride.
The present study was carried out to improve the productivity and quality of olive fruit by foliar boron application at appropriate growth stage.
In the present study, the removal of arsenic and boron from synthetic water was studied on laboratory scale by electrocoagulation using aluminum electrodes.
Serum boron levels were significantly lower in patients with knee OA, and negatively correlated with the duration and severity of the disease.
5 additional servings of fruit and one additional serving of nuts per day compared to those in the lowest boron intake group.
The data shows that head diameter was significantly, affected by sulphur and boron seperately and their interaction.
Boron is immobile in plants so its deficiency symptoms appear firstly on younger leaves.
We say to the researchers: Get back to us on the boron, and make sure the Hope Diamond is back in its museum display case by morning.
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.
2008) compared maize cultivars with Richards growth model under effect of boron toxicity.
The proton hit the boron nucleus and produced two high energy alpha particles and one that was slower.
A newly discovered solid form of boron has a remarkable structure: 20-sided cages (purple) made of boron atoms interspersed with smaller groups of two boron atoms (brown).