A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain.
  • Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

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  • Chain of office, collar or heavy gold chain worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty in medieval Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Decorating clothing, some people wear wallets with chains connected to their belts, or pants decorated with chains
  • Latest News for: Debt chains


    Red Lobster Reportedly Considering Bankruptcy After Millions in Losses in 2023

    The Epoch Times 19 Apr 2024
    ... for ways to deal with debt. The seafood restaurant chain has allegedly been getting advice from law firm King & Spalding, according to the article....

    Lawmakers want to make China pay its trillion-dollar debt to Americans

    The Hill 19 Apr 2024
    Countries may not default on their sovereign debt ... Many resolutions and joint letters over decades have called for China to honor its debt to U.S ... He recently introduced a bill to address the People’s Republic of China’s selective default on American bondholders of Chinese sovereign debt ... This is not a domino chain that the U.S....

    Warner Bros. CEO earned $49.7 million in strike-impacted 2023

    Gulf News 19 Apr 2024
    executives, was tied in part to the company's generation of free cash flow, an incentive for executives to produce income that could be used to reduce debt ... Supermarket chain Spinneys to offer 70% of profit after tax as dividend Tesla asks investors to approve Musk's $56 billion ......

    Red Lobster is considering filing for bankruptcy – Metro Puerto Rico

    The Cleveland American 18 Apr 2024
    Red Lobster seafood restaurant chain The company is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it seeks to restructure its debts, several international media outlets reported ... If the chain declares bankruptcy, it would allow the company to continue operations while developing a debt reduction plan....

    Dead Lobster: seafood chain sinking into bankruptcy

    Boing Boing 18 Apr 2024
    Seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster is mulling a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it looks to ......

    Seafood chain Red Lobster considering bankruptcy

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review 18 Apr 2024
    The seafood chain is considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it looks to restructure its debt, according to a Bloomberg News report citing people with knowledge of the matter. The chain is looking to rid itself of some long-term contracts and renegotiate leases, but the company hasn’t made a final decision, Bloomberg reported....

    Red Lobster reportedly eyeing bankruptcy filing after major losses from endless shrimp deal

    The Grio 18 Apr 2024
    Despite its endless shrimp promotion, which became a permanent menu option last year in June, the seafood restaurant chain reported a $12.5 million operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2023. Red Lobster is weighing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it grapples with growing debt....

    Crypto Whale Loses $4.5 Million in Risky Ethereum ($ETH) Leverage Play

    Goldario 18 Apr 2024
    ... had to repay their debt on a decentralized protocol as the price dropped....

    Red Lobster considers bankruptcy to deal with leases and labor costs

    The Los Angeles Times 17 Apr 2024
    Seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster is mulling a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as it looks to restructure its debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter ... The dining chain is considering a possible Chapter 11 filing to shed some long-term contracts and renegotiate a swath of leases, the people said....

    Minister explains debt stock increment to D110.6B

    The Point 17 Apr 2024
    Minister Keita also said between 2018 and 2020, the Gambia’s domestic debt stock did not change much. “Following the outbreak of COVID-19, The Gambia secured commitments to restructure its bilateral and multilateral debt to alleviate the country’s debt service burden,” he explained ... debts and issued a 7-year non-marketable....

    Red Lobster reportedly weighs possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as labor costs soar

    New York Post 17 Apr 2024
    Red Lobster is reportedly weighing a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in order to restructure its mounting debt ... Should the casual chain file for Chapter 11, it would be able to keep serving up its popular cheddar bay biscuits and affordable, seafood-forward menu while it works on a debt-cutting plan, according to Bloomberg....

    1847 Reports 59.2% Increase in Revenue to $15.1 Million for the Fourth Quarter of 2023

    ACCESSWIRE 17 Apr 2024
    Completed refinancing and upsizing of $15 million revolving credit facility for ICU Eyewear subsidiary Expanded Wolo Manufacturing Corp subsidiary into India through supply chain diversification program Restructured promissory notes to non-dilutive debt instruments "We have ......