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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.


In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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In addition to the NBC broadcast network and Universal Pictures film studio, NBC Universal has cable channels including USA, the Sci-Fi Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and CNBC; the ``Law & Order'' franchise and other shows; five theme parks; a 5,000-title film library; and the Telemundo Spanish-language television network.
Universal Capital Investment Fund, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that has raised $300,000 to provide small loans and equity investment to businesses associated with the business support center.
I look forward to continuing to work with this talented management team as we take NBC Universal to the next level.
Universal has been hitless since releasing Spielberg's ``The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' in May.
325 shares of the new company for each share of Hanover they own, and Universal stockholders will receive 1.
Laemmle had founded Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
With today's announcement, Groove Mobile and Universal Music U.
By combining Universal Display's green phosphorescent emitter, UDC-GD48, with NSCC's new green host material, the two companies have achieved record operational lifetime for a green phosphorescent OLED device.
After years of painstaking research, however, Universal Display made a major breakthrough in blue phosphorescent OLED lifetime in 2005.
The acquisition also opens the RV market to Universal, a market in which Universal has limited sales and sees long-term opportunities for growth.
The management of Universal American thoroughly understands the Medicare Advantage business, and their focus on providers is unparalleled in the market.

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