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  • And mortgage approvals in February were still half the past decade's average, according to the Bank of England.

    Taylor Wimpey Struggles to Climb Another Rung

  • Of course, you'd expect that with a bigger budget and about a decade's worth of advances in animation.

    Tube Bits For 05/12/2009

  • But as Mr. Cond é tries to unwind more than a decade's worth of deals that haven't yielded much, he risks painting Guinea as a nation that can't be relied on to respect its past business commitments.

    Mining Fight Shows Pressures on Multinationals

  • Yet investors are valuing them at 12 times 10-year trailing earnings—the average of the previous decade's yearly profits—versus 21 times in 2008 and a historical average of 16 times, according to Citi Investment Research.

    Bulls on Asia See Room to Roam

  • Owners of office space hardly benefited from the last decade's real-estate boom: Average effective rent per square foot grew modestly through 2006, peaking at 3.3% in 2007, according to real-estate research firm Reis Inc.

    Yale Draws Interest to New Haven's Center

  • Finally, are these the decade's biggest product flops?

    Coffee Break: Courts and cellphones; movie portability

  • The decade's shift in education reflects the growth of good-paying jobs in areas like technology and higher-end services, as well as the continued decline of manufacturing industries, which have lower educational requirements but typically pay relatively high wages to workers who didn't go to college.

    Select Cities See Brain Gain

  • Lori Eanes for The Wall Street Journal Piperade Piperade has honed its midday routine after serving nearly a decade's worth of lunches to the architects, advertising executives and others who work in San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood.

    Piperade

  • Drug makers are only now starting to see the fruits of the past decade's research, while struggling with pricing pressures in the U.S. and Europe.

    Helping Lipitor Live Longer

  • The Volt's late-2010 rollout came four years after then-Chief Executive Rick Wagoner vowed that the car would go on sale by decade's end, a goal many industry observers said was unrealistic.

    Slow Sales Dogged Volt Before Fires

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