ACTIVE Definition

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ACTIVE is a a security eligible for the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) that meets the frequency of quotation requirement or the so-called "piggyback" exception. Once the frequency of quotation or piggyback exception has been satisfied, authorized participants may register on-line in a security. As long as the security remains active, any participant may quote the security without a Form 211 submission.

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DISCRETIONARY SPENDING consists of US government expenditures that are set on an annual basis. It is a budget that members of Congress can adjust on a yearly basis. Examples of discretionary spending in the United States:

-defense budget
-education
-Environmental Protection Agency
-Department of Veterans Affairs

When looking to cut costs, lawmakers usually look to trimming discretionary spending. See MANDATORY SPENDING.

DSS is Decision Support System.

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