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Gain

A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.

Gain

An increase in price or value. For example, if a stock opens at $10 and closes at $12, it is said to gain $2. Likewise, if one buys a house for $200,000, and its value is later assessed $325,000, the house has gained $125,000. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Uptick.

gain

The excess of the amount received as opposed to the amount expended in a transaction. For example, receipt of $4,500 from the sale of an asset with a book value of $3,000 results in a gain of $1,500. Compare loss.

gain

The profit on the sale of an asset.One may realize gain,as when property is taken in condemnation, but not recognize gain for tax purposes until a later date. When reading tax advice, it is extremely important to differentiate between these two concepts, as authors sometimes assume that all readers understand the difference.

Gain

The excess of the amount realized from a sale or exchange over the adjusted basis of the property sold or exchanged.
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State Attorney General Bob Butterworth revoked automatic gain time in 1992 to prevent violent inmates from leaving prison early.
He added that "the current situation that the country is going through and especially the relationship between the province and the center needs practical steps," noting that "this matter does not exist in other party who is trying to gain time.
Even the West is using the Annan plan to gain time and we are paying the price.
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Today is the final rest day at the Tour, with Thursday's 174km 17th stage from Pau to Col du Tourmalet set to be the last opportunity for Schleck to gain time on Contador ahead of Saturday's 52km time-trial.
The objective may be to gain time to formulate a new strategy to regroup and relaunch.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who visited Washington and met with President Barack Obama last week tried "to gain time until the president reaches his last years in office, and then would become weaker.
Foreign Affairs Ministers met in Council on 20 March, where they attempted to gain time by postponing all decisions on the future of financial aid from Europe to the Palestinian Authority (PA) while at the same time confirming the three principles which the future government must implement: to recognise the state of Israel, to renounce violence and to accept past agreements with the EU.
Jet lag also tends to be worse flying east than flying west; the body's clock cannot adjust as rapidly when you gain time.
The vote is currently scheduled for 18 July, but the committee may want to delay it in order to lure a higher offer or gain time to win more support for the existing deal with Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC, the news agency said.
He urged all sides to gain time and discuss draft laws which have been discussed previously and not to start from scratch, demanding to place a bill agreed on by the 128 deputies in order to maintain security.
He said to NINA reporter today: " al-Mutlaq work to postpone the elections in Anbar and Ninevah provinces in order to gain time to mobilize voters in favor of candidates who support him , but recently also lost their mass balance in these provinces.