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EARNINGS RETENTION is the proportion of net income that is not paid in dividends. A firm earning $80 million after taxes and paying dividends of $20 million has a retention rate of $60 million/$80 million, or 75%. A high retention rate makes it more likely a firms income and dividends will grow in future years.

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INVOICE, CONSULAR is an invoice stamped or endorsed by the consulate of the country requiring such.

PUBLIC CORPORATION is a corporation formed by federal, state or local governments for specific public purposes.

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