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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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"Ford Europe has lost a lot of money in the first three months of this year and we cannot continue to operate the business unprofitably."
I didn't mind at all that I was suspected of worshiping someone who had been unfailingly, and unprofitably, kind to a young dolt, and I don't mind if anyone, indeed everyone, should consider me in comparable terms vis-a-vis Aldus.
The companies have crushed their smaller rivals as they fought to protect their own bottom line from the impact of unprofitably low state-set fuel prices, the Beijing News reported.
She repeatedly threw her Bible to the ground, claiming she read it "unprofitably." Attempting to pray, she stopped once in the middle of the Lord's prayer, unable to utter the words, "lead us not into temptation," she claimed, because Satan would not permit her.
He only feels "vaguely satisfied" by this action, however, and the visit to town, where things are supposed to happen, ends unprofitably.
While in protection the company negotiated to terminate leases of stores that were operating unprofitably. The new company now operates 10 stores, down from a high of 19 when its market share was at its peak.
"We want to drive profits rather than sell products unprofitably," she added.
On the other side of the equation, transport companies who use freight exchanges like Coolload are able to find 'return loads' for their vehicles with minimum effort, and staff are free to plan their operations more effectively, thereby reducing the amount of time that their vehicles run empty and unprofitably. In turn, this reduces the environmental, social and economic costs of food transport to the economy as a whole.
The result may be stimulated cargo traffic but with unprofitably low yields over sub-optimally scheduled networks.
Consolidated had unprofitably extended credit to a broad range of borrowers, from home buyers to large and small businesses in various industries.
It would also mean respecting the convictions of those who believe that life is not worth living under any conditions; after all, there is nothing irrational about "look[ing] upon our life as an episode unprofitably disturbing the blessed calm of nothingness." (20) Because Professor Chemerinsky presumably does not, and realistically could not, advocate providing lethal drugs to everyone who sincerely believes his or her life to be valueless, his right must be based on the conclusion that some lives are objectively less valuable than others.