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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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Although not mentioned in the USTR's "Special 301" Report, the 2004 IIPA report recommended a number of immediate actions from Taiwan relating to optical disc piracy.
Research and development in optical disc technology with even larger storage capacity, as well as mass production technology, are also moving forward with high expectation.
The cases so far have focused on inventions as diverse as optical discs and artificial sweetener, but have several factors in common.
Whether you are transferring data, audio, video or image files, there is an optical disc that will suit your needs.
* The Composer CD-R Optical Disc Duplicator with a Plextor 12x CD-R recorder and PrimoCD Pro software is priced at $2,495.
Not only do they support the MediaShield program, reports Dow, they also meet the performance demands of the next-generation optical discs. The PCHE resins are 25% lighter than polycarbonate--a feature that could be used as a "marker" for legitimate disc production, the company notes.
The 1998 DISK/TREND report on optical disc drives is priced at $2,215.
As a response to this, a new breed of drives has emerged-the multifunction optical disc drive.
Illuminating Standard for Read Only Optical Discs The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the formal adoption this month of a new standard for compact read only optical discs, or CD-ROMs.
Sony previously commercialized a file-based optical disc archive system in September, 2012.
will discontinue manufacturing optical disc drives for personal computers in November amid fierce competition that has been putting downward pressure on product prices, company officials said Saturday.

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