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Commercial paper

An unsecured 

Obligation

 issued by a corporation or bank to 

Finance

 its short-term 

Credit

 needs, such as 

Accounts receivable

 and inventory. Maturities typically 

Range

 from 2 to 270 days. 

Commercial paper

 is available in a wide 

Range

 of 

Denomination

, can be either discounted or 

Interest-bearing

, and usually have a limited or nonexistent secondary 

Market

Commercial paper

 is usually issued by companies with high 

Credit

 ratings, meaning that the investment is almost always relatively 

Low

 risk.



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Commercial paper

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Credit

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Denomination

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ECU

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Finance

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FIN

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High

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High credit

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Interest-bearing

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Interest

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ITS

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Low

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Merc

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Mean

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Market

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Obligation

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Paper

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Rating

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Risk

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Range

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Ratio

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Ring

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SEC

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Secondary market

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Short-term

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Sue

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Short

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Term

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Unsecured


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10-K

,

52-week high

,

52-week low

,

30-day wash rule

,

Account

,

Accounts receivable

,

Accounts receivable aging

,

Accounts receivable turnover

,

Account statement

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Available assets

,

Account aggregation

,

Account balance

,

Active account

,

Agent bank

,

Alternate account

,

Asset management account

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

Accrued market discount

,

American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

Account executive

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Alien corporation

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Aggregate corporation

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Accommodation paper

,

Amortization term

,

Asset-based finance

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Automatic investment plan

,

Average price per share

,

At the money

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Adoption credit

,

Arithmetic mean

,

Active market

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Bank reconciliation

,

Below the line

,

Book inventory

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Bank credit

,

Bank draft

,

Bank holding company

,

Bank Holiday

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bank Note

,

Bank Trust Department

,

Bank-eligible issues

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bond market

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

Business credit

,

Business finance companies

,

Benchmark risk

,

B shares

,

Bear straddle

,

Buy and write

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Behavioral finance

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Bear

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized interest

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash ratio

,

Collection ratio

,

Commercial year

,

Contra account

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Credit order

,

Central assets account

,

Checking account

,

Commercial bank

,

Compound interest

,

Consumer bank

,

Credit card

,

Credit union

,

Custodial account

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Capital market

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Bond Obligation

,

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation

,

Collaterized Loan Obligation

,

Commercial paper

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Conversion ratio

,

Credit analyst

,

Credit risk

,

Current issue

,

Current market value

,

Call money rate

,

Cash account

,

Clearing corporation

,

Code of procedure

,

Credit balance

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capital account

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Credit squeeze

,

Current account

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commercial hedger

,

Commodity paper

,

Contract market

,

Country risk

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit insurance

,

Credit life insurance

,

Certificate of stock

,

Closed corporation

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash credit

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Chapter 7

,

Closed-end credit

,

Commercial credit

,

Commercial finance

,

Commercial lending

,

Commercial mortgage

,

Commercial property

,

Consumer credit

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit

,

Credit agency

,

Credit default swap

,

Credit derivative

,

Credit enhancement

,

Credit limit

,

Credit line

,

Credit score

,

Cure period

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Counterparty risk

,

Covered call

,

Credit spread

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Days payable

,

Days Sales Outstanding

,

Deferred credit

,

Dealer bank

,

Deposit in transit

,

Drawing account

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt limit

,

Debt market

,

Deep-discount bond

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Denomination

,

Direct paper

,

Discount bond

,

Discounted bond

,

Day loan

,

Day order

,

Deep discount broker

,

Discount broker

,

Discretionary account

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend discount model

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend payout ratio

,

Desk (the)

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

Daily trading limit

,

Domestic corporation

,

Decreasing term life

,

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Default risk

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Discount loan

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Deferred account

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Diversifiable risk

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily high

,

Daily low

,

Day trade

,

Day trader

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Discount yield

,

Double auction market

,

Downside risk

,

Efficiency ratio

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Equity risk premium

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Event risk

,

Ex-legal

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

Eurocommercial paper

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Emerging market

,

European Central Bank

,

Export-Import Bank

,

Excluded risk

,

Experience rating

,

Ex-all

,

Exchange ratio

,

Explicit interest

,

Exercise limit

,

Exercise ratio

,

Ex-warrants

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Exclusion ratio

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Earned income tax credit

,

Education credit

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Frozen account

,

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

,

Finance

,

Fine paper

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Federal Call

,

Fictitious credit

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Bank

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

First notice day

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Foreign corporation

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fully distributed issue

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Finance charge

,

Finance company

,

Financial risk

,

Forward interest rate

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Flexible spending account

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

FIN

,

Fourth market

,

General Obligation Bond

,

Government Paper

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

General account

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Going short

,

Graveyard market

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House account

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hedge ratio

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Hot issue

,

Holder in due course

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Housing Market Index

,

Hope credit

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Historical trading range

,

Holding the market

,

Investment flows

,

Inactive account

,

Insured account

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

Intermediate-term

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

Issue date

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Investment multiplier

,

Interest rate futures

,

Inverted market

,

Internal market

,

Insurable interest

,

Inside market

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Impaired credit

,

Imputed interest

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

Inventory financing

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income risk

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

Investment property

,

Income replacement ratio

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Idiosyncratic risk

,

Investment philosophy

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

ITS

,

Joint account

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidity ratio

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law day

,

Law of one price

,

Limited risk

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Limit price

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Loose credit

,

Last trading day

,

Limit down

,

Limit move

,

Limit up

,

Lock-limit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Limited company

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal risk

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Long-term lease

,

Leading the market

,

Lifetime learning credit

,

Limited Liability Company

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Low

,

Member bank

,

Money center bank

,

Mutual Savings Bank

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Moral obligation bond

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Managed account

,

Margin account

,

Margin call

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

May Day

,

Merchant bank

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Merc

,

Most distant month

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage risk

,

Morningstar Rating System

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Market analysis

,

Mean

,

Mean return

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Mixed account

,

Mixed market

,

Most active

,

Master limited partnership

,

Net interest margin

,

Net investment

,

Non-cash expense

,

Non-financial asset

,

National Bank

,

National Credit Union Administration

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Nostro account

,

National Market System

,

Non-callable

,

Non-callable bond

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Net capital ratio

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Non-cumulative preferred

,

Non-equity option

,

Normal market

,

No-Fault

,

New issue

,

No-Action Letter

,

Non-compete agreement

,

Non-disclosure agreement

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Non-conforming loan

,

Non-revolving credit card

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Non-resident alien tax

,

Naked call

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Non-contributory plan

,

Non-insured plan

,

Non-qualified retirement plan

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Nonstock Corporation

,

Narrow market

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

New high

,

Next Day Settlement

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Overhead ratio

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Obligation

,

Obligation bond

,

Original Issue Discount

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Open market operation

,

Omnibus account

,

Open interest

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Options Clearing Corporation

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Property inventory

,

Paper

,

Paper dealer

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Prime paper

,

Provisional call feature

,

Public limited partnership

,

Payout ratio

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Physical market

,

Price limit

,

Policy limit

,

Primary market

,

Per stirpes

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prepayment risk

,

Principal risk

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Private Market Value

,

Position limit

,

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper loss

,

Paper profit

,

Paper trading

,

Price range

,

Put/call ratio

,

Private limited partnership

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Risk adjusted return

,

Real interest rate

,

Regional bank

,

Reserve ratio

,

Rating

,

Rating service

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Regular-way delivery

,

Risk

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Restricted account

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Range

,

Ratio

,

Reinvestment risk

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar combination

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Ratio write

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Risk arbitrage

,

Risk-averse

,

Risk management

,

Risk neutral

,

Risk premium

,

Risk seeking

,

Ratio analysis

,

Relative Strength Index

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Ring

,

Resyndication limited partnership

,

Risk capital

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings account

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings bank

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

State bank

,

SEC

,

Secondary distribution

,

Secondary market

,

Secondary offering

,

Secured bond

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Series EE bond

,

Short bond

,

Short-term

,

Split rating

,

Staggered maturities

,

SEC fee

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell the book

,

Series 7

,

Stop-limit order

,

Sweep account

,

Second preferred stock

,

Standard of living

,

Systemic risk

,

Short hedge

,

Spot market

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Separate account

,

Secondary stock

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock market

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sue

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Second mortgage

,

Secured credit card

,

Secured loan

,

Security interest

,

Structured finance

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Short leg

,

Short market value

,

Short straddle

,

Self-directed retirement account

,

Secondary listing

,

Selling short

,

Selling short against the box

,

Short

,

Short cover

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short position

,

Short purchase

,

Short sale rule

,

Short squeeze

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Same Day Funds Settlement

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Short swing profits

,

Short swing rules

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Times interest earned

,

Term CD

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trading range

,

Term insurance

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Truth in Lending

,

Term trust

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Term repo

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Transparent market

,

Triple witching day

,

Term sheet

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unlimited risk

,

Unseasoned issue

,

Undermargined account

,

Unearned interest

,

Unsecured

,

Unsecured loan

,

Uncovered call

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unsystematic risk

,

Unified Tax Credit

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable ratio write

,

Variable ratio plan

,

Venture capital limited partnership

,

With interest

,

Wrap account

,

World Bank

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

When issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-investment portfolio


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