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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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In addition, vaccination campaigns present a cost-effective opportunity for obtaining large numbers of domestic dog samples (18).
Alternatively, it may have made its first appearance in a domestic dog and never entered the wild until the Native Americans migrated from Europe.
Although removal of this parasite from domestic dogs and cats is effective, eradication from free-ranging definitive hosts may be unfeasible (2,12).
1 Domestic dog, cat hamster etc (3); 2 Goodbye (3,11).
AN animal thought to be a "white hyena" which was spotted on a golf range by police, was just a stray domestic dog, an expert said last night.
They have no real function in the domestic dog, although they are often emptied when the dog is frightened.
A few artifacts - a grinding stone and shells - and the remains of a domestic dog were found placed around her skeleton.
The prevalence identified in this study establishes an important first step in the examination of the domestic dog for reservoir competency of R.
Unlike a domestic dog though, which can be fairly easily identified, isolated and shot, an awful lot of foxes need to be taken out in the hope that the killer dog fox is one of them.
REGARDING compulsory dog insurance, this is not necessary for the vast majority of people who have effected standard household contents insurance as this includes public liability cover providing protection for claims arising from domestic dog bite incidents.
The McCartney campaign focuses on the illegal trade in domestic dog and cat fur through China where around two million of the domestic animal skins are traded around the world each year.
This host could have been a translocated domestic dog, thought to be the mechanism of recent introduction of E.

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