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  • noun Academic grade issued by some institutions, which is inferior to an A and superior to a B+.


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  • In a separate release, Fitch downgraded Italy's UniCredit SpA one notch to A-, four steps above junk territory, and maintained its rating watch negative status.

    Fitch Puts European Banks on Watch

  • I have no doubt that come September, or at the latest October, we'll be in a lather like everyone else, fretting over SAT, or in Gracie's case ACT, scores, making her brag sheet sing and brow-beating her into believing that her destiny hinges on raising her French grade to an A- from a B+.

    The College Conquerer

  • -S&P cuts Mexico's local currency rating to A- from A, citing revised methodology, while saying "Mexico's cautious macroeconomic policies should keep its fiscal and external debt burdens steady despite its relatively low GDP growth."

    FX Call 22:15 GMT Hourly News Briefing

  • Fitch rates Portugal A- and has the rating on watch negative.

    European Stocks End Higher

  • Sales of Mercedes's A- and B-class cars inched just 1.4% higher to 222,400 last year, while the Stuttgart, Germany, auto maker's overall sales rose 12% to 1.26 million cars.

    Mercedes Renews Small-Car Push

  • In Tuesday's new episode of Glee, Mike's dad pays a visit to William McKinley to persuade his son to do the sensible thing after he brings home an A- the episode is called "Asian F": drop show choir and focus on getting into Harvard.

    Glee's Harry Shum on Mike's Asian Anger, "Cool" Moves and Solo Singing Debut

  • The company has a credit rating of A- and its activities generate enough cash to keep it "on the good side of the equation," he says.

    Circle of Energy Efficiency

  • To bolster sales, particularly among younger buyers, Mercedes is already rolling out a revamped and expanded line of small cars over the next few years, including new A- and B-class models, followed by a small coupe, a compact sport-utility vehicle and another, still undisclosed, compact model.

    Daimler to Expand Alabama Production

  • According to a statement by Fitch, which has given the issue a provisional rating of A-, the proceeds will be injected into ICBC Asia's mainland-based subsidiary, Chinese Mercantile Bank.

    ICBC Asia Eyes Basel Rules With Dim-Sum Bond

  • "The new A- and B-class will definitely be profitable," Mr. Schmidt said.

    Mercedes Renews Small-Car Push


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