board of trade

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board of trade

n. pl. boards of trade
An association of bankers and business people to promote common commercial interests.
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board of trade

(Commerce) US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce

Board of Trade

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade
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board′ of trade′

1. an association of businesspeople.
2. Board of Trade, the British ministry that supervises commerce and industry.
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Dudna he want tull break me wuth the Board of Trade for bein' below my marks?
The officials of the Board of Trade have been most exacting in seeing that every compliance has been made with existing regulations.
Later.--By the kindness of the Board of Trade inspector, I have been permitted to look over the log book of the Demeter, which was in order up to within three days, but contained nothing of special interest except as to facts of missing men.
It didn't strike me at the time that a Board of Trade certificate does not make an officer, not by a long long way.
But what startled me most was to see the door I had come through open slowly and give passage to a head in a uniform cap with a Board of Trade badge.
It may not be so wrirten in the Gospel according to Podsnappery; you may not 'find these words' for the text of a sermon, in the Returns of the Board of Trade; but they have been the truth since the foundations of the universe were laid, and they will be the truth until the foundations of the universe are shaken by the Builder.
Milvain, as though she could quite understand her mistake, which was a very natural mistake, in the case of a childless woman, whose husband was something very dull in the Board of Trade.
** A decade before this speech of Everhard's, the New York Board of Trade issued a report from which the following is quoted: "The railroads control absolutely the legislatures of a majority of the states of the Union; they make and unmake United States Senators, congressmen, and governors, and are practically dictators of the governmental policy of the United States."
After many months of research a proposal, financially supported by the Rowntree Trusts, was submitted for final approval to the Board of Trade. To the surprise of the financial market the Board refused, arguing that there could be a conflict of interest between the need to make a profit and the need to make conscience-based decisions.
Here's how it works: The Chicago Board of Trade has created an index that tracks how fast national health-care costs are rising and at what rate medical services are used.
The spokesperson for the Chicago Board of Trade said full operations were resuming "thanks to the gargantuan efforts of the city of Chicago."
Through these individuals, Ferris tells his story of the development of commodity futures trading at the Chicago Board of Trade. He documents the unethical and dishonest trading practices of some, and how that contributed to attempts to regulate trading, first by the board itself and ultimately by the federal government.

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