unprofitable :

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  • a  producing little or no profit or gain
    deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable

  • This is the guy who coolly poured millions of his own dollars into an unknown and direly unprofitable company called Pixar before anybody had even made a full-length computer .
  • It took two years to fit Fantasy into Spivak's small operation, which requires a staff of only six to put out the unprofitable Mercury, the profitable Ellery Queen's Mystery .
  • But it wasn't fully a Toyota decision: Toyota's partner in the plant, General Motors, elected to pull out last June, leaving the plant unprofitable, Toyota says.
News & Articles


  • Doug Parker in Wall Street Journal
    By focusing on our strengths and eliminating unprofitable flying we will increase the likelihood of returning US Airways to long-term profitability,Chairman and Chief Executive Doug Parker said in a statement.
  • Gerald Grinstein in MarketWatch
    Grinstein, in a memo to employees, said that the changes were "designed to fortify Delta against the clear and present threats from our competitors" and that Delta "intends to move from being an unprofitable airline today to a profitable...
  • Humpy Wheeler in USA Today
    As I have stated in the past, we think it is unpractical for us to attempt other types of races there such as Busch or Craftsman Trucks,Wheeler wrote. "We believe they too, as stand alone events, will be significantly unprofitable."

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