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business

1. an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services
2. a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory
3. commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)
4. volume or quantity of commercial activity
5. commercial policy or procedure
6. Theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect
7. a group of ferrets
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The Perinton-based company was honored in the for-profit categories of digital marketing, collateral, most-improved tactic and print piece/packaging.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has called on lawmakers to reverse a consequence of 2017 law that repealed the state's ban on for-profit health maintenance organizations, saying for-profit companies could pocket billions in assets now held by the state's nonprofit HMOs that should be spent on health care instead.
Published in January in the Journal of Nursing Regulation, the study found that graduates of for-profit nursing programs were more likely to fail the National Council Licensure Examination on the first try, compared to peers who had studied at public or nonprofit schools.
So a surprising amount of the conversation in the corridors at C-Q was about strategies that would benefit students as much as the schools themselves, and questions that are as relevant to brand-name colleges and universities as their for-profit cousins.
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with a specific request: either renew downsized and dormant investigations into fraud at for-profit schools and allow cooperation by states or turn the probes over to the states.
ANMF Acting Federal Secretary Annie Butler says some of the for-profit operators are making significant profits from a largely government-funded industry while failing to employ enough staff and provide decent standards of care.
Cottom proposes a new narrative concerning how for-profit colleges became a significant vehicle for the expansion of higher education in the first decade of the twentieth century.
About 12 percent of all American college students pursue their higher education at for-profit institutions like the University of Phoenix or ITT Technical Institute, (http://www.ncsl.org/research/education/for-profit-colleges-and-universities.aspx) according to the National Conference of State Legislatures .
(AP) -- A public interest group wants the Legislature to examine the practices and performance measures of for-profit colleges operating in Nebraska.
Nonprofit health insurers may tend to use a different individual health insurance pricing strategy than for-profit issuers.