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  industry - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Industry has the wider sense of the two, implying an habitual devotion to labor for some valuable end, as knowledge, property, etc. Diligence denotes earnest application to some specific object or pursuit, which more or less directly has a strong hold on one's interests or feelings.
Industrial school, a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; also, a school for educating neglected children, and training them to habits of industry.
We are more industrious than our forefathers, because in the present times the funds destined for the maintenance of industry are much greater in proportion to those which are likely to be employed in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two or three centuries ago.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/industry   (1147 words)

  
  Industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An industry is generally any grouping of businesses that share a common method of generating profits, such as the "music industry", the "automobile industry", or the "cattle industry".
Industry in the second sense became a key sector of production in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, which upset previous mercantile and feudal economies through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the development of steam engines, power looms, and advances in large scale steel and coal production.
Following the Industrial Revolution, perhaps a third of the world's economic output is derived from manufacturing industries—more than agriculture's share, but now less than that of the service sector.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Industry   (266 words)

  
 Industry - MSN Encarta
The word industry comes from the Latin word industria, which means “diligence,” reflecting the highly disciplined way human energy, natural resources, and technology are combined to produce goods and services in a modern economy.
Although many countries have since developed or are beginning to develop industries in the second half of the 20th century, most of the world’s poorest countries have yet to establish a solid industrial base.
Industries also may be classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary industries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500813/Industry.html   (765 words)

  
 Secondary sector of industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This sector of industry generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or products to a point where they are suitable for use by other businesses, for export, or sale to domestic consumers.
This sector is often divided into light industry and heavy industry.
Many of these industries consume large quantities of energy and require factories and machinery to convert the raw materials into goods and products.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secondary_sector_of_industry   (161 words)

  
 :CITY OF INDUSTRY: City History > History of The City of Industry
The City of Industry was one of the 13 cities the route weaved through in an effort to facilitate north/south travel in an area with (at that time) a limited freeway system.
In 1971, the Industry Urban Development Agency was formed by the City to purchase blighted property within the city boundaries and oversee development of those properties.
The Industry Urban Development Agency paid for the construction of Los Angeles County Fire Station #118 in 1975 to support the increased construction of the eastern portion of the City.
www.cityofindustry.org /picbase/picbase_dex.html   (2017 words)

  
 Industry
Add related industries such as companies that add fragrance to personal care, personal hygiene, and household products and the impact is even greater.
The food industry is also a large user of fragrance chemicals known as flavors or aroma chemicals when used in foods.
The fragrance industry was a truly secretive one and only a few trusted individuals would have access to a formula.
www.ameliaww.com /fpin/industry.htm   (1307 words)

  
 EERE: Industrial Energy Efficiency   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most of the energy industry uses is supplied from natural gas and petroleum, with electricity coming in a distant third, followed closely by coal.
Certain industries, for instance steel production, require a large amount of energy per unit of product, and are the best candidates on which to focus energy-efficiency efforts.
Efforts to develop energy-efficient technologies are focused on the most energy-intensive industries, including agriculture, the aluminum industry, the chemical industry, the forest products industry, the glass industry, the metalcasting industry, the mining industry, the petroleum industry, and the steel industry.
www.eere.energy.gov /EE/industry.html   (442 words)

  
 United Nations Division for Sustainable Development-Sustainable Development Issues - Industry
Industry has a key role to play in achieving the goals of sustainable development as supplier of goods and services required by society, as a source of job creation and as an active participant in community life.
For 1998, the focus was on Industry in general, with special attention to sectors not covered in subsequent years."
Links to documents and preparations of the CSD on Industrial Development will be provided in this page as soon as they are available.
www.un.org /esa/sustdev/sdissues/industry/industry.htm   (126 words)

  
 Cyclical Industry
A type of an industry that is sensitive to the business cycle, such that revenues are generally higher in periods of economic prosperity and expansion, and lower in periods of economic downturn and contraction.
Companies in cyclical industries can deal with this type of volatility by implementing cuts to compensations and layoffs during bad times, and paying bonuses and hiring en masse in good times.
For example, the airline industry is a fairly cyclical industry; in good economic times, people have more disposable income and, therefore, they are more willing to take vacations and make use of air travel.
www.investopedia.com /terms/c/cyclical_industry.asp   (201 words)

  
 Price/Cash Flow Ratio Well Above Industry Glossary Definition: Investor - MSN Money
Price-to-cash-flow ratios vary widely from industry to industry, with capital-intensive industries such as auto manufacturing or cable TV tending to have very low multiples, and less infrastructure-heavy industries, like software, sporting much higher ones.
But the average price-to-cash-flow ratio in the auto industry is 5, and in the software industry it’s 39.
Generally, the higher this ratio and the larger the gap between its multiple and the industry average, the more likely that the firm may be overvalued.
moneycentral.msn.com /investor/alerts/glossary.asp?TermID=52   (463 words)

  
 Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Typical industry report addresses: market characteristics such as market size, demand and supply linkages, demand determinants, and basis of competition; product and service segmentation; barriers to entry; cost structure; key competitors; forecasts; and so on.
Each of 52 industry chapters describes the current environment by profiling the industry, discussing industry trends and how the industry operates, giving industry ratios and statistics, and explaining how to analyze a company in the industry.
Nearly 450 industry profiles include data such as number of establishments, indices of change, product share details, materials consumed, occupations employed in the industry, industry data by state, and leading companies.
fp.uni.edu /lyle/industry.htm   (1610 words)

  
 Oracle Industry Applications   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oracle’s commitment to providing industry solutions has never been stronger: Our customers experience it, our partners share in it, and analysts recognize the scope and strength of offerings that have been carefully developed with the input of thousands of valuable customers.
Oracle industry applications are based on a wealth of industry experience and are tailored to address the unique challenges and processes that drive your business.
Oracle applications and technology provide a uniquely integrated platform that is helping industry leaders around the world get the most accurate and up-to-date information from their business systems.
www.oracle.com /industries   (94 words)

  
 Maine Local Government - Town of Industry - Main Page
Industry, a town in Franklin County, incorporated on June 20, 1803 from Industry Plantation.
From 1813 to 1844 it annexed land from New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks and Anson.
Settled in 1783, Industry's main villages are Allens Mills, at the southern end of Clearwater Pond, and West Mills.
www.maine.gov /local/franklin/industry   (87 words)

  
 Industry [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However there may be many businesses within an industry sector, either concentrating on an individual product or raw material, a particular stage in the industrial process, or a particular geographic location.
Downstream manufacturing industries that aggregate, pack, package, purify or process the raw materials close to the primary producers are normally considered part of this sector, especially if the raw material is unsuitable for sale or difficult to transport long distances.
The Secondary Sector of industry generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or products to a point where they are suitable for use by other businesses, for export, or sale to domestic consumers.
www.artzia.com /industry   (482 words)

  
 Overview of BLS Statistics by Industry
Unemployment statistics are available by industry: Monthly and annual data on unemployment by industry are from the Current Population Survey.
Data on the number of layoffs by industry also are provided: Monthly and quarterly reports identify, describe, and track the effects of major job cutbacks—referred to as mass layoffs.
National data by industry, age, sex, race, and ethnicity are available from the Current Population Survey.
www.bls.gov /bls/industry.htm   (568 words)

  
 Hobby & Toy Stores Industry Research in the US by IBISWorld
The degree of monopolization or fragmentation of an industry.
Life Cycle is an analysis of which stage of development the industry is at derived by analyzing by growth trends, innovation, ownership characteristics and rate of change within the industry.
This industry research provides the foundation upon which the forecast trend in the outlook chapter may be viewed, and better understood.
www.ibisworld.com /industry/default.aspx?indid=1080   (1594 words)

  
 trade.gov - Manufacturing and Services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MAS industry experts and economists perform strategic research and analysis in order to shape and implement trade policy, create conditions that encourage innovation, lower the cost of doing business, and promote U.S. economic growth.
Support U.S. industry’s global competitiveness through critical analysis of domestic regulations, legislation, trade policy development, and negotiations.
Work with industry and government agencies to reduce costs of regulation and other government policies.
www.trade.gov /mas   (186 words)

  
 EPA : Global Warming : Visitor Center : Industry
Industrial energy use accounts for nearly 30% of
These emissions primarily result from electricity use, product transportation, the burning of fossil fuels to power boilers and produce steam, and using gasoline to power vehicle fleets.
There are many cost-effective opportunities for industry to reduce these emissions and minimize their impact on the climate.
yosemite.epa.gov /oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/VisitorCenterIndustry.html   (232 words)

  
 The Mutual Fund Industry in 2003 01/14/2003
The extensive study of the industry that followed led me to four conclusions: One, that mutual funds should be managed "in the most efficient, honest, and economical way possible," and that fund sales charges and management should be reduced.
By contrast, the industry we see today is one focused primarily on salesmanship, an industry in which marketing calls the tune in which we make what will sell, and in which short-term performance is the name of the game.
But as the industry brought out funds that were more and more performance-oriented, often speculative, specialized, and concentrated—funds that behaved increasingly like individual stocks—it attracted more and more investors for whom the long-term didn't seem to be relevant.
www.vanguard.com /bogle_site/sp20030114.html   (5069 words)

  
 Biotechnology Industry Information
In 2003 and 2004, the U.S. Department of Labor hosted a series of forums with biotechnology industry leaders, educators, and the public workforce system and in the fall of 2004 conducted a Solicitation for Grant Applications.
ETA has listened to employers, industry association representatives and others associated with the biotechnology industry regarding some of their efforts to identify challenges ad implement effective workforce strategies; however, the challenges they face are far too complex for one institution or industry sector to solve alone.
Assisting transitioning individuals from declining industries to high growth industries by building on their existing skills and training for high growth biotechnology occupations.
www.doleta.gov /BRG/IndProf/Biotech.cfm   (349 words)

  
 Industry
Industries are often studied by investors and economists to better understand the factors and limitations to corporate profit growth.
Companies operating in the same industry can also be compared to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness of a company within that industry.
Stocks within the same industry often rise and fall as a group because the same overlying factors exist for all members.
www.investopedia.com /terms/i/industry.asp   (312 words)

  
 Industry
Gartner industry research analyzes the latest developments affecting the education industry, with specific focus on both the higher education and K-12 segments.
By surveying the most active segments of the industry and the general IT landscape — while leveraging the research generated by Gartner's other advisory and consulting services —; the service provides unparalleled advice to clients.
The global media industry is in the early stages of a digital revolution that will enable more consumers to purchase media in more ways than ever; increasing media power and profits for well-positioned companies.
www.gartner.com /it/products/research/industries/industries.jsp   (627 words)

  
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