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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of widen.


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  • The group's net interest margin widened 0.16% on year to 2.47%, which could make it even harder for banks to argue for outsized mortgage-rate increases, Citi analysts said.

    ANZ Profit Rises 34%

  • Gross margin widened to 27.1% from 20.3%, driven by both a nonrecurring intellectual-property licensing agreement and continued operational improvements.

    Kodak Loss Narrows

  • The average accepted spread on bonds with a maturity of one year or less widened from the previous operation, suggesting that investors are willing to sell at below-market prices.

    Japanese Yields Rise

  • During the ` 70 ` s, the gulf between the music business people and artists began to widen, and the large influx of demographic-worshippers who moved in widened it beyond repair.

    We don’t sell records,we sell dreams: Janis Ian

  • Operating margin widened to 9.2% from 7.4% as overhead costs fell.

    Northrop's Profit Edges Higher

  • Gross margin widened to 45.2% from 40.5% amid lower production costs.

    Corning Profit Rises 22% as Sales

  • Operating margin widened to 15.3% from 11.9% as operating expenses decreased 3.8%.


  • As cash has accumulated on corporate ledgers, the gap between earnings yields on stocks (the inverse of a price-earnings ratio, it measures earnings per share for the most recent 12 months divided by the current market price per share) less the cost of debt (after tax) has widened from a low of less than 1% this year to around 5% recently, according to Bank of America.

    Now Is The Time To Buy Stocks, Argues A Bullish Merrill Lynch

  • Her expression widened, she nodded, and they began to sing once more, their voices rising in unison above the vegetation.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Because Matthews 'name has surfaced, the investigation has widened from the federal probe to include the commissioner's office, the players union, the Angels and Matthews, who last weekend hired prominent Los Angeles attorney Robert Shapiro.

    Selig must act quickly in Matthews steroid probe


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