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  • n. Plural form of downgrade.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of downgrade.


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  • There are no downgrades from the RC nor are there upgrades from the RC to the final RTM version of Windows 7.

    Windows 7 RC Available For Download Now | Lifehacker Australia

  • The latest of these downgrades is version 2.60 of the PSP firmware, but as of today, there is a cracked version of this firmware available.

    Boing Boing: January 29, 2006 - February 4, 2006 Archives

  • ROME/BERLIN Reuters - The credit rating agency Fitch said on Friday it thought a comprehensive solution to the euro zone's debt crisis was beyond reach, putting six euro zone economies including Italy on watch for potential near-term downgrades.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • CHICAGO MarketWatch - Standard & Poor's credit analysts said Saturday that Euro-zone policy makers have failed to address the "broadening and deepening" financial crisis the region now faces, leading the agency to issue long-term downgrades on nine countries, including Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria, France, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia. - Software Industry News

  • Poor's, in Greek downgrades) -- there's implicit criticism of the nation's would-be saviors.

    Greece No Longer Has Luxury of Time

  • Toyota called the downgrades "disappointing" and said "we don't expect major problems as our rating is still high and our balance sheet strong."

    GE Rating Poised to Fall

  • The downgrades are the latest in the wake of big fourth-quarter losses throughout the life-insurance sector, tied to write-downs of investment-portfolio holdings and other assets that have lost value in the world-wide financial crisis.

    Fitch Cuts Ratings on Principal, Genworth Life Insurance Units

  • Its the features that drive me rather then the looks, I find that mostly the big companies tend to roll out things with the same feature set with minor changes and a different look every few months, which for me is not worthy of an upgrade some phones can even be classified as downgrades eventhough they come out after an year or so of the phone that I bought earlier.

    How often do you change over your mobile phone? | Lifehacker Australia

  • A key factor in the downgrades is a covenant governing ResCap's debt stipulating that ResCap's tangible net worth cannot fall below $5.4 billion.

    GMAC Credit Rating

  • S&P said the downgrades were the result of several factors, including credit deterioration and recent negative rating actions on subprime residential mortgage-backed securities as well as changes S&P has made to the recovery rate and correlation assumptions it uses to assess U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities held within CDO collateral pools.

    S&P Cuts Ratings


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