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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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Less than a year ago, many so-called Internet security experts began claiming that spyware was on the decline and that infection rates would soon drop to the point of extinction.
Hospitals with lower than average infection rates include: Rush University Medical Center reported a rate that is 61 percent better than the national average, meaning there were 61 percent fewer infections than the U.
His study of 638 nonshaved patients who underwent cranial procedures showed a total wound infection rate of 1.
Rains seemed to intimate that the AutoRun disabling had more impact on XP than on Vista, and by Microsoft's data, he may have been on to something: While XP's infection rate continued to drop throughout the year, Vista SP2′s climbed from the second quarter to the third, and again from the third to the fourth.
These figures indicate a plateau over the past three years and it is clear we will not start driving HIV infection rates down unless governments at both state and national levels increase their investments in prevention programs,' said AFAO Executive Director Don Baxter.
The infection rate for Windows XP with SP3 is less than half of that for SP2, and less than a third of that for SP1.
The secret of an almost pain-free procedure," with a 1% postoperative infection rate, is to use an electronic irrigation and suction device that keeps an intrauterine pressure of 30-40 mm Hg, he said at the annual meeting of the AAGL.
solenopsae in Pseudacteon flies and use the method to determine the infection rate of K.
com's Rate My Hospital league both institutions top the MRSA league table with an infection rate of 13 per cent.
A total of 5,158 snails were examined, of which 967 produced cercariae, resulting in an overall cercarial infection rate throughout the season of 18.

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