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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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The speaker certainly has an idea of the effect which may or may not be known to the one being warned (hearer), hence the need for the warning.
"I warn you that you will be cold - when fuel charges are used as a tax system that the rich don't notice and the poor can't afford."
Supreme Court with the opportunity to distinguish between the "simple failure to warn" and the calculated practice of a two-tiered interrogation technique consciously chosen by an officer to disregard the government's obligation to provide Miranda warnings and obtain a waiver.
'I warn you not to put Wales at risk by allowing the Tories in the backdoor.'
Ben Cardin (D-Md.), speaking at another APHA session, warned that legislation that weakens defined benefits for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid jeopardizes the long-term existence of those financing systems.
To the extent that it points out sources of conflict or potential conflict or warns of a likely deterioration, and on condition that this is heeded by the government under review, it could play an early warning role as well.
Products liability claims based on the postsale duty to warn are nothing new: More than 40 years ago, the Michigan Supreme Court held that a manufacturer's duty to warn consumers about defects in a product does not necessarily end when it is sold.
But the Agency knew enough to warn National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on June 28th that a "significant al-Qaeda attack" in the near future was "highly likely" -- and to refine that warning into a prediction of a U.S.
The opening phrase has been understood as an "if" clause -- "If one jealously warns his wife." It would seem then that it is not mandatory to warn one's wife before causing her to undergo the Sotah ceremony.
[35] By enlarging the definition of the population at risk from the offspring of chronic alcoholic women who drank heavily in pregnancy to the offspring of any woman who might have taken a drink at any time following conception, public health activists created a mandate to warn.
Milwaukie-based Warn Industries thinks South Korea may be the hub for expanding its sales and product line.