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CLOSE is 1. The planned termination of accounting ledger activity with the resultant consolidation within a business, i.e. monthly, quarterly or annual; 2.The final half-hour of a securities trading session; 3. The price of the last transaction for a given security at the end of a given trading session. also called closing price; or, 4. To consummate a sale, contract or ownership transfer.

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COST IN EXCESS OF BILLINGS, in percentage of completion method, is when the billings on uncompleted contracts are less than the income earned to date. These under-billings result in increased assets. Conversely, where billings are greater than the income earned on uncompleted contracts, a liability, billings in excess of costs, results.

INSIDERS are all persons who come into possession of material inside information before its public release. In securities, insiders are such persons who are controlling shareholders, directors, officers, managers and employees, including spouse, parents, siblings and those under the control of insiders as well as persons induced by such persons who come into possession of material inside information.

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