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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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When you place your fingertips in your ears, the sound waves travel from the hanger, up the string and into your ears.
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WHAT YOU DO 1) Tie one end of the string around the middle of a pencil.
When building a piano, each string is inserted into a turning pin, wrapped three times and then placed through one of the more than 200 holes in the cast iron plate.
If no one is open 1 will pass back to 2, and 2 will pass to 3, and 3 will pass to 6, as the sequence will reverse itself down the other string.
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In tribute to their distinguished colleague, some 200 physicists at a string theory convention grabbed their rears and shimmied toward the ground while bellowing "Ehhhh, Maldacena.
You should then toss the ball of string to the person holding the plant card, being sure to hold onto your end of the string.