COOKING THE BOOKS Definition

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COOKING THE BOOKS is when a company fraudulently misrepresents the financial condition of a company by providing false or misleading information.

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DUS is Dollar Unit Sampling.

SUBORDINATED DEBT is debt over which senior debt takes priority. In the event of bankruptcy, subordinated debt holders receive payment only after senior debt claims are paid in full. There is a pecking order determining the sequence in which a company will pay off its debt instruments, subordinate (or junior) issues will not be repaid until unsubordinated (or senior) debt has been repaid in full.

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