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1. In technical analysis, a situation in which the supply and demand for a security are largely the same. A line means that the security is unlikely to see any rapid fluctuation in price. It is called a line because, when plotted on a graph, it looks like a roughly horizontal line. Technical analysts look for signals that a line is ready to break one way or another before recommending that investors take a position on a security.

2. Informal; workers in a large, industrial company. They are called the line because, historically, they assembled the parts of a product while literally standing next to each other in a long line, also called an assembly line.


In technical analysis, a horizontal pattern on a price chart indicating a period during which supply and demand for a security are relatively equal. Technical analysts generally look for the price to break away from the line, at which time they are likely to take a position in the direction of the movement. See also making a line.
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Earlier arrivers to the finish line area got to watch the start of the race in Hopkinton on the video board on Exeter Street.
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The Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories.
In addition, Finish Line also announced that its board of directors has approved an updated timetable for Glenn Lyon's transition to non-executive chairman of the board of directors, effective 23 September 2016.
The Finish Line, a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, has approximately 980 Finish Line branded locations primarily in US malls and shops inside Macy's department stores.
Finish Line provides a wide range of chiropractic services such as chiropractic adjustments, relief for neck, auto, or sports injuries, physical therapy, corporate wellness programs, nutrition counseling and body detox consultations, massage sessions, and more.
The Finish Line Inc (Nasdaq:FINL) on Friday reported net income attributable to the company of USD9.