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Buzzword of the Week: Accentuate the. . .Negative?

Conventional wisdom can't make an unprofitable earnings statement disappear, or turn a falling stock into a rising one. But there's one easy way to flip those frowns upside-down: Pair that bad news with upbeat terms and turn a recession into a period of negative growth.

McGraw-Hill Faces a Tough Fourth Quarter

McGraw-Hill is coming off a tumultuous year that saw the sale of BusinessWeek to Bloomberg, a major corporate reorganization and its Standard & Poor unit slowly coming out of a funk, thanks to small improvements in debt markets.