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  • adj. comparative form of high-risk: more high-risk


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  • For higher-risk devices, the cost of approval more than triples.

    A Devious Tax On Medical Devices

  • In some ways, there's good reason for this: The agency's Office of Disaster Assistance speeds funds to borrowers in regions hammered by natural disasters, and it funds Community Development Financial Institutions that make loans to borrowers with higher-risk profiles.

    Debunking the Myths About SBA Loans

  • That replaces the "higher-risk, higher-reward" system long entrenched at securities firms before the crisis erupted.

    Goldman Boosts Pay of Partners

  • Barry Franklin , an AHA spokesman, says that although recent research is encouraging, larger randomized, controlled studies are needed in higher-risk groups.

    To Heal a Heart, Train Harder

  • Now people who reliably pay their bills no longer cross-subsidize higher-risk customers — which arguably makes pricing fairer — and people who used to be too risky for standard pricing can get credit cards.

    Letters to the Editor

  • The Department of Homeland Security now requires the screening of all cargo on passenger planes within and departing from the U.S., as well as 100% of U.S.-bound air cargo that intelligence analysis assesses as higher-risk.

    How to Secure the Global Supply Chain

  • There is considerable uncertainty about the quality of some bank assets, particularly exposures to higher-risk sovereigns and real estate in some countries.

    José Viñals: Avoiding Another Year of Living Dangerously: Time to Secure Financial Stability

  • According to CIC's 2010 annual report, the fund earned an 11.7% return on its overseas portfolio last year, boosting its assets to $409.6 billion, as it accelerated investments into higher-risk assets such as real estate.

    CIC May Co-Invest With Blackstone in Loan Portfolio

  • Prosecutors had alleged that Mr. Butler and another ex-Credit Suisse broker Julian Tzolov —who pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges—engaged in a scheme to obtain higher commissions by selling clients higher-risk auction-rate securities backed by mortgages, when those clients wanted to buy lower-risk securities backed by student loans.

    Credit Suisse Ex-Broker Wins Part of 'Auction-Rate' Appeal

  • One straightforward strategy is to increase the weighting of the higher-yielding — and higher-risk — bonds in a portfolio.

    Party Goes On in Corporates


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