losses losses  /ˈlɔ səz/


  • (n) something lost (especially money lost at gambling)


  1. Taxpayers face losses on a significant portion of the $81 billion in government aid provided to the auto industry.
  2. For BofA, that's $15 billion more in losses.
  3. She sees losses from all loan defaults exceeding $500 billion in 2008.


  1. Rupee pares losses as exporters come to rescue

    By Swati Bhat MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee recovered a large part of its losses on Thursday, helped by dollar sales from a corporate and exporters, but disappointment over lack of any specific measures ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Crude Pares Losses on U.S. Jobless Claims

    West Texas Intermediate crude pared losses as fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits and U.S. retail sales increased.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Futures Pare Losses After Economic Reports

    U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses Thursday, lifted by a report that showed retail sales rose more than expected in May and weekly jobless claims fell near its lowest level in five years.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "The security of our peacekeepers and civilians has been restored," Medvedev said in a nationally televised statement. "The aggressor has been punished and suffered very significant losses. Its military has been disorganized."
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Washington Post

  2. "Compensation practices at some banking organizations have led to misaligned incentives and excessive risk-taking, contributing to bank losses and financial instability," Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said today in a statement. "The Federal...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  3. "The decline in the housing market set off a domino effect across our economy. When home values declined, borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, and investors holding mortgage-backed securities began to incur serious losses...... Investment banks...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: AHN

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