windfall profit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n windfall profit profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
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Usage


In news:

Dozens of people have signed up for tax consultations with me over the years looking for a windfall profit on the US government revaluation of the Iraqi dinars back into US dollars.
'Flip' on land flops as windfall profit blows ill.
US miners who are booking big profits on coal sales to Asia are enjoying an accounting windfall to boot.
The crew of the Corsair are poised for the Dec 1 opening of crab season, typically a windfall of profit for the Newport fishing industry.
He has proposed a windfall profits tax on the Devil Who Is Called Exxon and the other oily devils, and wants to hand $1,000 of the Devil's profits directly to each American, so Obama can literally.
Windfall profits for a developer who owned the land for just one minute.
Republican Sen John McCain criticized Sen Barack Obama's call for a windfall profits tax on the oil industry on Tuesday, despite leaving the door open to the same idea last month.
' Windfall profit' tax move leaves reason for worry.
The US oil and gas industry has reason to feel relief and worry about President-elect Barack Obama's decision not to pursue a " windfall profit" tax on oil.
Alaska's Windfall Profits The Nation.
(HOST) The proposal to tax Vermont Yankee on windfall profits has stirred up lots of comment from supporters and critics alike.
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