Wall Street article-Closely held
bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jun 1 12:53:50 UTC 2000
This is a common term in business journalism: "closely held" simply
means that there is no publicly-traded stock; the owners control all of
Margaret Lee wrote:
> In the Wall Street Journal article of May 30, "No
> longer just eggheads, linguists leap to the net," that
> Allan informed us about, the term "closely held" is
> used to describe most of the e-businesses mentioned.
> Does anyone have any ideas about its meaning as used
> in the article:
> "...tripled his income by joining closely held
> "Ten of the 30 employees at closely held Cymfony Inc.
> ...have linguistics Ph.D.'s."
> "Closely held AnswerLogic, Inc....is hiring and
> training ...'language lovers'..."
> "...recently took a job at closely held BeVocal
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