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a mixed picture

A portrayal of a situation highlighting both positive and negative aspects of its nature or status. Despite the government's upbeat remarks, the Federal Reserve today published a report showing a mixed picture of the status of the economy's recovery.
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It finds that the existing body of research reveals a mixed picture, with studies from some states suggesting a positive impact, studies from other states suggesting a negative impact, and some providing evidence of positive and negative impacts.
Controversy on school violence is demonstrated by a mixed picture of school safety and the lack of consensus on the definition of violence, which makes comparison of findings across studies difficult.
On the other hand, public works construction, heavy (nonbuilding) and public buildings presents the same mixed picture it has for all of 2003.
Looking to the Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) shows a somewhat different mixed picture.
But rising costs, a wage squeeze, waning consumer confidence and the snow before Christmas mean it will be a mixed picture for retailers.
While the sell-off started on the back of a slew of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data that revealed a mixed picture for the UK economy at the start of the fourth quarter, Mr Madden said that the current weakness in sterling was due to "traders' nervousness about Brexit".
The central bank said the latest information presents a mixed picture of macroeconomic conditions in FY18.
The study revealed a mixed picture of good and bad developments in the graduate labour market.
THE jobless figures for the North East continue to present a classically mixed picture with reasons for both optimism and pessimism.
It will be a mixed picture of showers and some clear spells.
Ajen Sita, Africa CEO at EY says: "This somewhat mixed picture is not surprising to us.
It was also a mixed picture when looking at sub-sectors.
Next week looks to be a mixed picture dominated by cloud, rain and temperatures between 5degC and 8degC.