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  • Presented in stainless steel with 3 micron gold-plating, Black leather strap, this timepiece displays the dial with plain printed index and protected with a sapphire crystal glass with the Magnetic Movement Coin (MMC).

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1176

  • It is investigating claims the BOE and Financial Services Authority are gold-plating bank liquidity rules to the detriment of bank lending and promising to bang heads together if true, according to someone familiar with Mr. Osborne's thinking.

    King Right on Inflation, Wrong on Banks

  • The cup, six kilograms (13 pounds) of sterling silver inlaid with gold-plating and set on a pedestal bearing the royal coat of arms, is waiting.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • This year he is trotting out a series of management reforms that include reducing "gold-plating" -- the practice of adding more and more capabilities to a weapons system without regard to cost -- to increasing competitive bidding for service contracts.

    William Hartung: Gates's Bottom Line: Weapons Contractors Will Be Just Fine

  • We ' ll skip over the years that GM managers bought labor peace with the United Auto Workers by gold-plating health-care benefits and what came to be called legacy costs.

    An IPO for Uncle

  • By gold-plating the bats, Barnes hoped to express "the precious role bats play in our ecosystem" and counteract the perception of bats as being "dangerous or grotesque."

    Kerry Trueman: Bats: The New Canary in the Coal Mine?

  • I may be wrong, but isn't these the kind of rules that the French are accused of breaking all the time but the law-abiding UK is gold-plating this kind of stuff ;0

    T in the Dark

  • This vote is basically to see if Seattlites are remotely willing to pay for the gold-plating.

    Sound Politics: Viaduct ballot measures challenged

  • Cut the gold-plating and rethink whether you need a 10 million or more performing art center and state of the art kitchen.

    Sound Politics: My endorsement: No on Seattle School Levies

  • Yet some of the weirdest ideas excite the tycoons, who can glimpse a fortune in plastic balls with Pac-Man-like faces that are floated in toilet bowls to make training fun for toddlers; or a celebrity-look-alike service; or a proposed franchise for in-home gold-plating services.

    A Son’s Memorial

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