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capital expenditure

n. payment by a business for basic assets such as property, fixtures, or machinery, but not for day-to-day operations such as payroll, inventory, maintenance and advertising. Capital expenditures supposedly increase the value of company assets and are usually intended to improve productivity.

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Of group-wide capital spending, Semirara Mining and Power Corp.
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small-business owners' capital spending expectations is consistent with their optimistic hiring intentions and with the high level of overall economic confidence as measured by Gallup.
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Capital spending per quarter: The largest share of capital expenditures (57 percent) is anticipated during the first two quarters of 2003.
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to grow 15 percent in 2003 to $32 billion, up from $27.
Capital spending on pulp mills will jump 25% to $489 million, while capital spending on paper mills will rise 13% to $1,246 million.
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If the spending estimate proves correct, it would be the lowest growth recorded in capital spending since the recession in 1991, and it would be a steep falloff from last year's growth rate of 8.
3% of all planned capital spending for 1995, well in excess of its 16% share of the total U.
Toward these goals, when I addressed the Clinton transition team in Atlanta, I called for a start on several types of capital spending programs.