ABNORMAL ITEMS Definition

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ABNORMAL ITEMS see EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS.

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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) is the organization in the U.S. Congress that investigates the performance of the federal government. GAO evaluates the use of public funds and the performance of federal programs, while also providing analytical, investigative and legal services in order to support to Congress in its policy formulation and decision making processes. Most GAO reports are initiated at the request of Congress, while some are initiated by the agency itself or are required by law.

REGULAR SETTLEMENT is 1) For short-term or U.S. Trea­sury securities, the settlement, or payment and delivery, is the next business day after the trade date. 2) For cor­porate notes, bonds and municipal securities, settlement is in five business days. 3) For mortgage-backed securities, settlement is after the 15th of the month. 4) For Euro­dollar Certificates of Deposit, settlement is two business days after the trade date. Also known as "Regular Way.'

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