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  • n. The profile of the back from the center of the shoulders to the end of the hip-bones: used in describing cattle.

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Examples

  • This combination positions us the sustainable, long-term top-line growth.

  • There's also a growing belief that Cisco will back away from it goal of 12%-17% long-term top-line growth.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Even with the agreement on the so-called top-line dollar figure, Democrats and some Republicans say the spending restraints will force difficult choices since real spending would be reduced for agencies that have already absorbed a first round of cuts in the spending deal struck last April.

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  • So certain companies will start to look through that and investors can then start focusing more on the positive fundamentals, such as earnings visibility, the quality of the earnings—not just cost-cutting but from revenue generation and top-line growth.

    Pharma Edges Toward 'Patent Cliff'

  • The company, which makes programmable logic chips used in a wide variety of specific electronic and industrial equipment, had posted strong top-line growth before the third quarter, when revenue slumped in the sector-wide slowdown.

    Texas Instruments Warns of Weaker Demand

  • Second-quarter results reported in August showed earnings inched up 0.3% as higher operating costs and tax expenses nearly overwhelmed a top-line increase.

    Shanda Interactive CEO Proposes Buyout

  • The company, which operates namesake stores as well as Anthropologie and Free People locations, has reported strong top-line growth even as its same-store sales have deteriorated and as margins have weakened because of increased markdowns.

    Urban Outfitters CEO Resigns

  • Mattel's revenue beat top-line expectations for the fourth quarter in a row on higher sales for Barbie and other girls' products

    Hasbro Profit Rises 10%

  • "While underlying business fundamentals remain robust, tougher top-line and gross profit margins comparisons through the first half of 2012 will likely result in moderation, keeping us on the sidelines for now," J.P. Morgan retail analyst Matthew Boss said in a research note.

    Saks Posts Lower Profit, Higher Sales

  • Sales of new games, the company's biggest top-line contributor, rose 4.8%.

    GameStop Profit Climbs 6.9%

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