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Red Ink

Informal; a loss or deficit. A company or organization may continue to operate in red ink for a time, but it is not sustainable. See also: In the red, In the black.
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The deficit in services trade expanded 47.2 percent to 149.1 billion yen, with red-ink figures increasing in the transport and tourism sectors.
The Red-Ink Annotator also uses trefoils like those of Scribe Salthows twenty-four times: some are marginal markers in isolation; others follow glosses; still others are combined with "amen" in red to supplement scribe Salthows's chapter-end amens and trefoils.
Before discussing their agendas, however, the various red-ink annotations need to be sorted.
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (whose direct examination apparently provides the data on ink colors for Kelly Parsons's work) also notes that these paraphs are visibly in a different ink (which she describes as "orange-red" but I call "ruby") from the familiar red-ink annotations.
The Red-Ink Annotator also uses this paraph to decorate every chapter number and various earlier annotations, as in the decoration in figure 11 of a Little Brown nota bene.
He's worked with a variety of organizations as both a consultant and employer, and he's seen many of these red-ink traits in action.
The bottom line: Red-ink behavior is bad for the checkbook.
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The merchandise trade balance saw a deficit of 844.4 billion yen, also the largest red-ink figure since 1985 and incurring a deficit for the third consecutive month, as the speed of decline in exports outpaced that in imports amid the global economic downturn.
In this latest publication, Red-Inked Retablos, GonzA lez wants to "inspire contemplation," and he does so with a diverse collection of speeches, tributes, and what he calls "Self-Portraits," reflections on family and childhood told with notable compassion.
GonzA lez believes that "writing is not a static activity, it is activism." His most passionate addresses are those directed at other writers, encouraging them to participate, share, and "don't forget you are more than 'just a writer.'" He argues, "We can't only write the books, we need to talk about them." True to his words, GonzA lez acknowledges and ruminates on the work of a number of different artists, and Red-Inked Retablos includes essays of appreciation for the deceased poets Ai and AndrA[c]s Montoya, as well as the many writers that inspired him to write and speak out.
Red-Inked Retablos is both reflective and optimistic.