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, common name for the Plumbaginaceae, a family of perennial herbs and shrubs usually found in semiarid regions, especially of the Mediterranean area and Central Asia. Several species—e.g.
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thrift

Rare vigorous thriving or growth, as of a plant

thrift

any of numerous perennial plumbaginaceous low-growing plants of the genus Armeria, esp A. maritima, of Europe, W Asia, and North America, having narrow leaves and round heads of pink or white flowers
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During the thrift debacle of the 1980s, FHLBank advances to individual thrifts varied considerably in terms of net worth and borrowings relative to the thrifts' total assets.
The underlying assumption of the economies methodology employed in these studies is that, because thrifts of any given size offer similar products and use similar inputs, they have similar cost functions.
Not long after, all the thrifts on Greenspan's list had failed but one, and the survivor--although Greenspan didn't seem to know it--was not a thrift.
A number of insurers that operate thrifts have deregistered their thrifts, with a few notable deregistrations in 2012.
But then came the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, which will merge the primary federal regulator of thrifts, the Office of Thrift Supervision, into the primary regulator of national banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The American savings and loan industry (originally called building and loans [B&Ls] or thrifts) began as a way for people of modest means to achieve the goal of owning a home.
Insurance companies that own thrifts, which are federally regulated, are eligible to apply for a piece of the $ 700 billion in government bailout funds.
* At the end of the third quarter, there were 23 problem thrifts--an increase from 17 thrifts in the previous quarter and 12 thrifts one year ago.
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In this study we focus on the case of bank and thrift acquisitions of thrifts in the 1990s, a period of dramatic transition in regulatory regimes.
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The guidance applies to all banks and thrifts. The agencies developed the guidance in response to recent examinations that disclosed a number of inappropriate account-management, risk-management, and loss allowance practices.