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certificate of deposit (CD)

n. a document issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money which pays a fixed interest rate for a specified period (from a month to several years). Interest rates on CD's are usually higher than savings accounts because banking institutions require a commitment to leave money in the CD for a fixed period of time. Often there is a financial penalty (fee) for cashing in a CD before the pledged time runs out.

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The global recordable optical disc market is segmented on the basis of region, product type and end-users.
Hitachi-LG Data Storage and co-conspirators participated in meetings and conversations at different times to fix prices and rig bids for optical disc drives sold to Microsoft and HP, the DOJ said.
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Sony's Optical Disc Archive is a powerful platform, and we developed the DNA Evolution software to address shortcomings of other HSM/archive middleware solutions," said Chakravarty.
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