Definitions for "HBC"
Hudson's Bay Company. Incorporated in England in 1670 to seek a northwest passage to the Pacific, occupy the lands surrounding Hudson's Bay and carry on commerce and trade in those lands the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) eventually became the most powerful company in Canada, contributing significantly to the political and economic structure of the nation. During the first two hundred years of its existence the HBC engaged primarily in the fur trade industry, setting up fur trading outposts on all of the major waterways in the country in order to trade with the native populations and gaining a monopoly in the industry after 1821. In 1870 the HBC sold its lands, which at this time comprised of virtually all of western Canada, to the government of Canada. Throughout the twentieth century the Company turned more and more to retail merchandising but kept up its northern fur trade operations until 1990. The Hudson's Bay Company is now a major Canadian based department store and has the distinction of being Canada's longest operating corporation.
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hit by car IM intramuscular
Keywords:  shampoo, lotion, makeup, cough, beauty
Acronym for Health and Beauty Care
Health and beauty care as found in a retail store (shampoo, lotion, cough drops, cold remedies, makeup, etc.)
Home Based Care
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hepatitis B virus
The 22 high-burden countries accounting for approximately 80%of all new TB cases arising each year