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Scale

Payment of different rates of interest on CDs of varying maturities. A bank is said to "post a scale." Commercial paper dealers also post scales.
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Scale

The range of prices at which an underwriter offers to place with investors a serial bond, where the individual bonds have different maturities.
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scale

The schedule of yields (or prices) at which a serial bond issue is offered to the public by the underwriter. The schedule reflects yields at the various maturities being offered. Also called offering scale. See also inverted scale, preliminary scale.
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scale

The relationship between measurements on a plan or map and the dimensions of the physical object represented.One inch might represent 10 feet or 10 miles.Topographic maps contain two scales,one for distance and one for change in elevation.

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But in recent months, everyone from mortgage bankers to corporate governance watchdogs have called for Fannie Mae to scale back the conventional loan programs it offers to low-income home buyers.
Trustees of the Connecticut State University system voted unanimously to scale back a planned tuition increase from 13.7 percent to 8.1 percent for the 2004-05 academic year, saving in-state undergraduate students $148 a year.
Mills all across Northern Ontario, such as Kenogami, had to lay off workers and scale back operations.
But he entered office as an ideologue who promised a conservative revolution, vowing to slash the size of government, radically scale back entitlements, and deploy the powers of the presidency in pursuit of socially and culturally conservative goals.
Critics have noted that the proposed budget would scale back support for many Workforce Investment Act programs, including grants to adults and youth.
Analysts had predicted that Embraer, the world's fourth largest maker of commercial jets, would have to scale back its operations.
Artistic Director Ben Stevenson (winner of a 2000 Dance Magazine Award) decided to scale back his Houston Ballet duties, and after a tumultuous few days the Ballet announced he would become co-artistic director in July.
This could include suspending a syndicate from underwriting, requiring additional reinsurance or demanding that a syndicate scale back its underwriting or increase its capital--a step that "tends to focus people's minds quite effectively," he said.
The researchers found that while women put the brakes on their careers after their first child is born, regardless of their career status, men tend to scale back only after they have achieved an acceptable level of flexibility and autonomy in their careers.
The series of articles here is illustrated with women and men in business suits holding briefcases, and throughout there is the assumption that parents have choices about how much time to work, and need to choose to scale back, given all the supposed "family-friendly policies" introduced by corporations throughout the land.
One consequence of these freedoms has been a movement in the European social democracies to scale back a range of benefits to workers, including unemployment compensation, health, and social security programs.
The dollar's continued failure to break through DM 1.55 prompted market participants to scale back long dollar positions, and the U.S.