Business / Agriculture / Downer (Or Downed Animals): Commonly used term for animals that are disabled due to illness or injury. A longstanding issue is whether these animals are treated humanely or inhumanely by shippers, stockyards, and packers while they are being moved or held for slaughter. Legislation periodically introduced in Congress would outlaw the sale or transfer of such animals, but livestock producer groups (who generally agree that livestock markets should not accept severely disabled animals) contend that their voluntary efforts to end harmful practices have already proven successful.
Business / Finance / Realized Profit (Or Loss): A capital gain or loss on securities held in a portfolio that has become actual by the sale or other type of surrender of one or many securities. MORE
Entertainment / Baseball / Ring Up (Or Rung Up): Refers to a pitcher striking a batter out. MORE
Business / Finance / Short Ratio(Or Short Interest Ratio): Occurs when a person sells stocks he or she does not yet own. Shares must be borrowed, before the sale, to make 'good delivery' to the buyer. Eventually, the shares must be bought back to close out th MORE