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  • n. Plural form of decline.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of decline.


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  • Price declines from the latest Case Schiller ended 1Q 09:

    A breather (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In the third quarter, AT & T Inc., aided by the Apple Inc. iPhone, added 745,000 contract customers, while Verizon Wireless signed up 584,000 customers, both seeing significant declines from a year ago.

    Sprint Posts Loss, but Adds Customers

  • That suggests any unexpectedly strong surge in tablet sales could cause a shortage of Nand and moderate price declines from the 34.1% Gartner expects next year.

    SanDisk Poised for Flash Dance

  • While wealthy consumers don't necessarily react to short-term declines, Mr. Berry said, a sharp and sustained drop is likely to hit spending eventually.

    Retail Sales Move Higher

  • The main declines were in private investment, nonmilitary parts of government purchases, and net exports — personal consumer expenditure changed little.

    Matthew Yglesias » Multipliers and Diminishing Returns

  • Long-term declines in natural gas and oil output have reversed in recent years.

    America's Newfound Energy

  • Leather goods, the only category to hold steady during last year's dramatic declines, is expected to grow by 16 percent to euro43 billion, while apparel, the leading sector, grew by 8 percent to euro45 billion.

    Luxury Sales Rebound To Pre-Crisis Levels

  • For now, she says, investors in these funds should "be sure that you're comfortable with the additional risk of short-term declines."

    Balanced Funds Tilt Toward Stocks, While Investors Want to Scale Back

  • Other studies have documented longer-term declines in sea ice thickness, due to warming temperatures as well as winds and ocean currents that have transported thicker ice out of the Arctic and into the North Atlantic.

    Arctic sea ice melting unusually fast

  • Long-term declines triggered by suburban sprawl, home-loan bias and racial strife have accelerated in recent years as home foreclosures and auto-industry cutbacks tear through even more stable, wealthy neighborhoods.

    Detroit's Smaller Reality


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