from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of firm.
- n. The principal rafters of a roof, especially a pair of rafters taken together.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of firm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The principal rafters of a roof, especially a pair of rafters taken together.
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Their misrepresentations of the safety of certain firms is directly responsible for most of the problems in the Ohio system.
By my back-of-the-envelope calculations, what UM — following a methodology its competitors use — reports as an “average” salary for graduates in firms, is most likely closer to what someone in the 75th percentile of the salary distribution gets.
In particular, commentators questioned the claim made there that the average starting salary for UM grads who work in firms is over $100,000.
Oliver Williamson has provided the first testable theory of why some economic transactions take place within firms and other similar transactions take place between firms, that is, in the marketplace.
One of the delightful ironies of the current economic malaise affecting law firms is that their regular banks -- for the large firms, large banks, such as Citibank -- won't lend to them because the regulators are watching the quality of their loans.
He said the private deals could allow U.S. furniture makers to favor certain Chinese firms over others and effectively set a price of entry into the market.
Capital to private firms is increasingly allocated by the state — the new Corporate State.
Modular cluster of firms around Linux: open source sitting within firms making different pieces of the system.
Many of the remainder were low-wage workers in firms with fewer than 10 workers, who could obtain coverage if the government offered tax credits for small businesses or grants to states, while others are illegal immigrants, it said.
Sitting in class, or reading a tract, and being subjected to constant comments about the disappearance of firms from a market, increases in unemployment, welfare loss, underserved groups that can't afford a good at a cost (especially when the examples are staples like food, shelter, etc) -- all of it can start to feel very heard-hearted.
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