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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.
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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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In relation to parameters used as indicative for the ideal maize seed harvest moment, the best characteristic was the milk line stage 4 (75% endosperm solidification) to all genotypes evaluated, because this parameter avoid seeds exposure to adverse environmental conditions, whereas the harvest point indicated by black layer occurs late and can negatively affects physiological and sanitary quality of seeds.
Even for small children, Canus Vermont LLC emphasizes the natural benefits of its goat's milk ingredients in the Li'l Goat's Milk line of bath and skin care products.
Organic-oriented bath and body items--typified by the Canus Goat's Milk line, Burt's Bees products and selected Aveeno (Johnson & Johnson) and Kiss My Face lines--have also made a major impact on the category.
On the other hand, retailers could be missing out on sales by taking a mass-market approach, notes Andree Falardeau, president of Waitsfield, Vt.-based Canus Vermont, whose products include the Li'l Goat's Milk line of children's products.
Similarly, Canus Vermont LLC emphasizes the natural benefits of its goat's milk ingredients in its Lil Goat's Milk line of bath and skin care products.
The company's Li'l Goat's Milk line was also named "'Best New Product" on the basis of retailer voting at Natural Products Expo East, the nation's largest showcase of natural and organic products, in September of this year.
Canus Vermont LLC has taken a different approach to children's bath with its Li'l Goats Milk line, emphasizing innovative ingredients that have been developed to meet the special needs of children's delicate skin.
"This is a very competitive industry, and without distribution channels it would be a very tough market to break into," she says, adding that the Canus Goat's Milk line is currently distributed in all 50 states, across Canada and in dozens of other countries.
Last November the company introduced the Mighty Milk line of nutritional supplements, available in ready-to-drink shakes and powders.