ACCRUED INTEREST Definition

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ACCRUED INTEREST is interest earned but not paid since the last due date.

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DEBT SECURITY is a security representing a loan given by an investor to an issuer. In return for the loan, the issuer promises to pay interest and to repay the debt on a specified date. Debt security issuers may include corporations, municipalities, the federal government, or a federal agency. See CONVERTIBLE and CONVERTIBLE DEBT.

NET PURCHASES are those items purchased less returns, discounts and allowances on those purchases.

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