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  • Mr. Bobb had already gained state approval for a last-resort plan to eliminate the deficit by 2014.

    Detroit Considers 45 Charter Schools

  • Workers started spraying fresh water on a reactor pressure vessel at No. 2 reactor Saturday, switching from a last-resort measure in which seawater had been used to cool reactors.

    Radiation Spikes in Sea Near Japan Plant

  • The intent was to have the starter motor as a last-resort option for getting the vehicle out of a bad situation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Toyota Facing $16 Million Fine …

  • The cajas are furiously preparing stock-market listings and sounding out private investors ahead of a government-set September deadline, in an attempt to avoid last-resort measures, such as capital injections from taxpayers.

    Spain Unbowed on Cajas

  • "I'm not looking for the state to become a shareholder—that's absolutely a last-resort option," Mr. Belka said.

    Polish Bank Chief Builds Defenses

  • Utilities like Germany's E.ON AG and RWE AG, and most recently Poland's PGNiG SA have taken Gazprom to arbitration in a last-resort effort to compromise on gas prices.

    Pipeline Opening Highlights Russian Energy Role

  • Therefore, I think the government stepping in as the insurer of last-resort is a TERRIBLE idea.

    Health Insurance Idea, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In addition, by trying to keep rates affordable for homeowners, the last-resort insurers help fuel coastal development that puts homeowners across the state at financial risk, some critics say.

    Irene on Path to Test Coffers of State-Run Insurers

  • Photo: EFE/ Zuma Press More than half of the total property-insurance exposure along the North Carolina coast belongs to the state's last-resort insurer, the Beach Plan, which was created in 1969 to cover barrier islands near the Atlantic Ocean.

    Irene on Path to Test Coffers of State-Run Insurers

  • Oh, for constant, low-level vexation over largely bugger-all: frittered grocery budgets, nomination-day crocodile tears, characters who confuse "keeping it real" with "being verbose tactless tits", spats over contraband Bourbon Creams and the edifying spectacle of D-list celebs weeping into cans of brand-obscured pilsner, before crawling around on astroturf snatching up old fag butts to build grim last-resort roll ups.

    Celebrity Big Brother: Grace Dent's TV OD

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