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pro fits

  • n  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  • n  something won (especially money)
  • n  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  • n  the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • v  derive a benefit from
  • v  make a profit; gain money or materially

  • It is one thing to accuse the oil companies of a profits rip-off and quite another to prove it.
  • Buyout Mania American firms are buying European companies, slashing jobs, boosting profits.
  • Either way the operating profits of Freddie Mac are big enough to ensure the government gets its money back.
News & Articles

  • Proven Profits in Tough Times, Explosive Gains to Come
    Proven Profits in Tough Times, Explosive Gains to Come        
    June 11, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • Manufacturing Profits Up in 1Q 2013
    U.S. manufacturing corporations saw their seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for the first quarter of 2013 total $152.5 billion, up $14.4 billion from the $138.1 total of the last quarter of 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Profits were up $6.0 billion from the corresponding first quarter of 2012. The Global Manufacturer read more
    June 11, 2013 - Industry Week
  • Profits rise for Synergetics in third fiscal quarter
    Increased U.S. sales helped Synergetics USA, Inc. raise profits in the third fiscal quarter. The O'Fallon, Mo.-based maker of equipment for eye and brain surgeries reported a net income of $1.15 million, or 5 cents a share, in the quarter ended April 30, compared to $1.01 million, or 4 cents, a year ago. Sales rose 11.6 percent to $16.3 million.
    June 10, 2013 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in USA Today
    The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,... Daniel Hamburg http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Hamburg&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEmbyEh6kYH-beSUVyR1hxMYzwSaA Malaysia Sun http://www.google.com/url?q=http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/3a8a80d6f705f8cc/id/657266/cs/1/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGrBdtVbEhx0oPcP8ICTA3BLHcAlg Jul 8, 2010 77878 104916 profits My resolve is only strengthened when I see a return to old practices at some of the very firms fighting reform," Obama said in a press briefing at the White House, "and when I see soaring profits and obscene bonuses at some of the very firms...
  • Edward Markey in DetNews.com
    On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil, who are using every trick in the book to keep billions in federal tax subsidies, even as they rake in record profits,said Rep. Edward Markey,...

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