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Commercial Paper

An unsecured, short-term debt security issued by a corporation. Commercial paper is usually issued at a discount from par, and is a popular investment with mutual funds. It usually is issued in large denominations (over $250,000) and has a maturity of less than 270 days, with most maturing within one or two months of issue. It is a highly liquid investment and forms part of the money market. It is often simply called paper.


A short-term unsecured note. This is generally used interchangeably with the term commercial paper.


Short-term, unsecured debt securities that a corporation issues are often referred to as paper -- for short-term commercial paper. The term is sometimes used to refer to any corporate bonds, whether secured or unsecured, short or long term.


Slang for promissory notes.If a seller is willing to provide some or all of the financing for a property, the seller would say,“I'm willing to hold some paper.” Lenders who specialize in loans to borrowers with less-than-ideal credit histories are said to specialize in B paper.

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My very own paperweight now occupies pride of place on the window sill - my own piece of Stourbridge history.
Once the flowers have been encapsulated in glass, the paperweight is molded inside a fireproof block of graphite.
For limited editions there is the edition number, for example 75/100, which means the75th paperweight of a limited edition of 100.
Still there is another level of relationship, perhaps, the deepest aspect of our relations, at the level of depth phenomenology where the matter in my body and the matter in the paperweight might have transcended interstellar and intergalactic space to reach the inter-universal 'void' that exists between several universe(s).
Eastin adds, "And you still have a beautiful, reusable crystal paperweight to display a photo, keepsake, or other memento.
He said yesterday: "I never thought a paperweight could kill me.
Other attractions on the day will include an exhibition of more than 100 weights inspired by nature, spanning all dates and styles, organised by the Paperweight Collectors Circle.
Mr Currie said he would seek juvenile charges against two girls, aged nine and 10, who brought the knife and paperweight, and a boy, eight, who brought tape.
Though they were the least valued objects made by glasshouses in the 19th century, glass paperweights held an allure for such famed collectors as Empress Eugenie of France, King Farouk of Egypt, and French writer Colette.
The only place you'll find a paperweight these days is in bad 'whodunit' novels, where they are used, in the absence of a letter-opener, for the dispatching of innocent victims by person or persons unknown.
Plus, with the Spider-Man 3 movie merchandising agreement recently signed, the brainy comic book superhero people like Michael grew up loving to read will now be available as a desk accessory paperweight for everyone to enjoy.
John Lewis's collection includes the Spaceform Forever paperweight pounds 35, and Rosenthal Crystal Heart paperweight pounds 22.