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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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On the other hand, insurance mandates like direct access to OB/GYNs may have a limited effect on pregnancy-related care and outcomes.
Our government will not assert the elementary rights which we should have, which is independent direct access to Headley," CPM general secretary Prakash Karat said.
Running from BSM's dedicated training facility in Birmingham, the new scheme offers non-licence holders an intensive six-day training course that takes riders from compulsory basic training through to their direct access test, on a selection of Suzuki bikes.
This is material that should be studied by physiotherapists of all ages and levels, who see patients in the primary care setting, whether by referral or by direct access.
The proposed revisions primarily address the desire by state boards of accountancy to gain direct access to peer review materials.
Under the terms of the new agreements, the participating LDCs in ANE will be adding over 190,000 Dth/d of direct access to the Dawn receipt point in time for the 2006 winter heating season.
This one-of-a-kind resource for the communication profession is a free service, offering direct access to experts with no hidden agency fees.
The first impact was felt in inventory control, where the direct access of the huge drive saved serious money and time.
Direct access is obtained via a submental incision that extends laterally to the mid-mandibular body (figure 3).
The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin ruled that the deprivation of direct access to a highway did not constitute a taking of property, provided that a reasonable access remained.

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