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squawk box

n. Informal
The loudspeaker of an intercom or public-address system.
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Noun1.squawk box - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address systemsquawk box - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
intercom, intercommunication system - a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit, speaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
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Deutsche Bank's disregard of years of red flags including internal audit findings, risk assessments and compliance recommendations was particularly egregious given the risk that material nonpublic information could be communicated over squawk boxes.
This wonderfully ambiguous figure became a Rorschach test for analysts, who rushed to their squawk boxes with verdicts that were all over the place.