Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA): An annual adjustment in wages to offset a change in purchasing power, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. The Consumer Price Index is used rather than the Producer Price Index because the purpose is to offset inflation as experienced by the consumer, not the producer.

Other Words for Adjustment

Adjustment Noun Synonyms: adjusting, altering, alteration, setting, regulating, regulation, setting or putting right or aright or to rights, correcting, correction, calibrating, calibration, tuning
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Other Words for Cost

Cost Noun Synonyms: sell for, get, fetch, bring in, set (someone) back
Cost Verb Synonyms: price, outlay, payment, charge, expense, expenditure, rate, tariff
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Payoff Pitch

Entertainment / Baseball / Payoff Pitch: A pitch thrown with a full count. MORE

Payoff Diagram

Business / Finance / Payoff Diagram: In option pricing, a graph of the value of the option position at expiration as a function of the underlying asset price. MORE

Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILT)

Business / Agriculture / Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILT): A program administered by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior to compensate counties for the tax-exempt status of federal lands: the fixed payments per entitlement acre (on MORE

Pay Adjustment

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Pay Adjustment: Any change made to the pay rate of an employee, such as an increase or decrease to the rate of pay. MORE

Pecking-Order View (Of Capital Structure)

Business / Finance / Pecking-Order View (Of Capital Structure): The argument that external financing transactions costs, especially those associated with the problem of adverse selection, create a dynamic environment in which firms have a preference, or pecking-or MORE

Penultimate Profit Prospect (PPP)

Business / Finance / Penultimate Profit Prospect (PPP): The second-lowest-priced of the ten highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that is said (by authors O'Higgins and Downes) to be the Dow stock with the best possibility of outperfo MORE

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