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discretionary

dis kre shuh ne ree

  • s  having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
    The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds
  • s  (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed
    discretionary funds
    discretionary income

  • The games are also inexpensive enough so that they should be a reasonable proxy for consumer discretionary spending.
  • Yet even as sales have slowed in recent months as consumers cut back on discretionary spending, theft of the devices has continued to soar.
  • A stock sector known as "consumer discretionary," which includes everything from automakers to fast-food retailers, is enjoying a more bullish earnings outlook too, thanks .
News & Articles

  • News Summary: Stocks sink as traders watch the Fed
    News Summary: Stocks sink as traders watch the Fed Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:22 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Consumer discretionary stocks, a broad category that includes department stores, restaurants and media companies, fell the most of the 10 industry groups ...
    June 15, 2013 - seattlepi.com
  • News Summary: Consumer discretionary stocks lead a decline on Wall Street
    CONSUMER SLUMP: Consumer discretionary stocks, a broad category that includes department stores, restaurants and media companies, fell the most of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index, 1.1 percent.
    June 13, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Discretion Advised: Consumer Discretionary Soars
    Is it time for Consumer Discretionary investors to exercise some discretion?
    June 11, 2013 - CNBC
Quotes

  • Jonathan Schwartz in KTAR.com
    Smaller companies that could make discretionary decisions about (information technology) spending made discretionary decisions _ they definitely tapped the brakes,Schwartz said.
  • President Bush in FOXNews
    Such cost increases would force deep cuts in discretionary spending or federal employment to stay within budget,Bush said in a letter to congressional leaders. "Either outcome would unacceptably interfere with our nation's ability to...
  • Arne Duncan in Columbus Dispatch
    Last week, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned that states restricting charters schools "put themselves at a competitive disadvantage for the largest pool of discretionary dollars states have ever had access to."

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