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harbinger of things to come

 and portent of things to come; sign of things to come
a sample of the events that are to occur in the future. The first cuts in our budget are a harbinger of things to come. Today's visit from the auditors is a portent of things to come.
See also: come, of, thing
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We see a reflection of this in Harbinger making it to the Top 20 in various sub-lists that IAOP has published.
24 June 2014 - US lawn and pet supplies group Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) said its board would review the unsolicited letter from Harbinger Group Inc (NYSE:HRG) proposing to buy the company.
Surprisingly co-chairman Garry O'Gorman expressed the view that Harbinger could have been rated even higher, which seems to suggest that the handicappers' abacus could well have come up with a figure of 136 or even 137.
s public shares -- the company has a dual-stock system and the private shares held by the founding Ochs-Sulzberger family seat a majority of the board -- the Harbinger hedge fund filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had further reduced its stake in The Times Co.
In about 30 "equity swaps" with a London-based brokerage firm that specializes in derivatives, Harbinger bet on the price change of millions of "notional" shares of Times Co.
After the Harbinger filing became public, Salton issued a statement that said the two companies are still in talks but that they have been unable to agree on extending the closing date beyond July 31.
But more importantly, Harbinger Capital will end up owning 83 percent of Salton's shares.
Five years ago, Harbinger Knowledge Products launched a cutting-edge eLearning software product designed to help instructors engage students with creative interactions.
23 June 2014 - US holding company Harbinger Group Inc (NYSE:HRG) on Monday announced an offer to buy lawn and pet supplies group Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) at USD10.
com)-- Harbinger Systems, a global provider of software engineering services, announced today that it has been recognized in The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100[R] service providers listing by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals[R](IAOP[R]).
RYAN MOORE last night paid tribute to Harbinger after it was confirmed that the injury the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner sustained on Saturday had brought a premature end to the career of the world's highest-rated horse.
stock is Harbinger Capital Partners, which throughout August made a series of big bets that the shares would rise.
Harbinger Capital Partners, which now owns more than 21 percent of Richmond, Va.
NACCO Industries, the odd man out after Applica terminated its purchase plans last month, initiated litigation two weeks ago against Applica and Harbinger Capital Partners, Applica's largest shareholder.
Harbinger Knowledge Products, a global leader in interactive eLearning, presentation and website software, announced today that it has been named to Deloitte's Technology 2010 Fast 500 Asia Pacific list, a prestigious ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific region.