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  • Auto executives have begun to caution a deceleration in China's break-neck growth is inevitable.

    Chinese Demand Fuels VW, BMW Net

  • This arcane market drove banks to initiate more and riskier mortgages at break-neck speeds.

    Bank Of America Stops Foreclosures In All 50 States

  • When Mr. Hester, 51 years old, and other new managers set out to clean up the bank after its break-neck expansion under former CEO Fred Goodwin , they anticipated it would be about three years before they sold off part of the U.K. government stake, according to people with knowledge of management's thinking.

    Queries on RBS Chief's Fate

  • I'm part of a start-up that's growing at break-neck speed.

    Caroline Drucker: Listening for the Sounds of Innovation

  • While China may be developing at a break-neck speed economically, the nation's governance, rule of law and environmental management capabilities are extremely weak -- what one would see in a typical developing country, not the world's second largest economy.

    Jason J. Czarnezki: Boom to Bust: China, the U.S., and the Environment

  • We had driven pretty much non-stop from the boot of Italy at a break-neck speed, up through Southern Germany, where I stopped at a roadside Motel one night just outside Munich.

    Liberation, 2

  • I might not be climbing the career ladder at break-neck speed, but I'm also not leaving a trail of destruction behind me.

    Helen Drew: Journalism: Ruthless Verses Nice

  • Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has emerged as a surprise MVP candidate largely because his home-run rate has increased at a break-neck pace.

    Cabrera's Big Jump In Home-Run Rate

  • Moreover, break-neck growth "is financially stressful," Mr. Cush said.

    Virgin America Loss Widens

  • These vary between long distance luxury coaches offering air conditioning, clean washrooms and television, to hay-wired, rattle trap conveyances which shatter eardrums and spew purple-tinged fumes as they rumble at break-neck speed from town to town to disgorge long-suffering commuters travelling to and from market or work.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

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