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  • The central bank introduced what it called longer-term refinancing operations, under which it offers financial institutions unlimited cash at the bank's overnight interest rate, currently 1 percent, in exchange for a wide variety of collateral.

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  • Indeed, Irish banks, like many other domestic banks in the euro zone, have bought their own sovereign debt to take advantage of the ECB's so-called longer-term refinancing operation, or LTRO.

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  • In general, self-ratings of “happiness” seem to reflect short-term, situational moods, whereas self-ratings of “life satisfaction” seem to measure longer-term, more stable evaluations, but both produce broadly consistent results.

    American Grace

  • Has the longer-term picture for diamonds been any better than that of the last 30 years?

    Diamonds Aren't an Investor's Best Friend

  • Women generally saw cohabitation as a transition to marriage, while men used terms such as “test drive” to determine whether there was potential for a longer-term relationship.

    When unmarried couples split, complications follow

  • The longer-term impacts of the brain damage from repeated head trauma are just now being understood.

    Tom Matlack: 10 Things We Should Be Talking About Instead of Celebrity Rehab

  • Bonds that mature in five years or sooner, for example, don't suffer as much as longer-term issues when rates climb, since once they mature their proceeds can be reinvested at prevailing higher yields.

    Stress-Test Your Portfolio

  • In addition, you still have all the longer-term questions about the leadership and succession in Saudi Arabia.

    Richard N. Haass: Weakened U.S. in Stormy Mideast

  • Rising rates reduce the value of existing bonds, especially longer-term issues, bringing pain to bond investors.

    Stress-Test Your Portfolio

  • He and some other fund managers say a longer-term mispricing of Japanese stocks is likely to lure even more international investment.

    Buying Japan Once Again

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