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  • The issue is how it will change, and, leaving aside this or that detail, the only alternatives are Mr. Ryan's proposal to introduce market competition or Mr. Obama's plan for ever-tightening government controls on prices and care.

    Republicans and Mediscare

  • Students have been hard hit by rising tuition costs and the governments' ever-tightening of its belt on contributions towards education; students are increasingly feeling the squeeze.

    Attiyya Anthony: Financial Competence for College Students

  • The IRS focused on higher education (following a similar questionnaire it sent to hospitals), the agency said, because "colleges and universities make up one of the largest nonprofit segments in terms of revenue and assets" — and that status has made it a target for members of Congress and others in the federal government at a time of ever-tightening federal budgets.

    IRS reviewing college business income, exec compensation

  • With the insatiable appetite for oil and the increasing challenges of supplying it from more difficult and remote resources, I don't think even manipulative actions by OPEC to "keep America hooked" via lowered oil prices can or will work for very long -- in a future world of ever-tightening supply/demand balances for black gold.

    Richard Stuebi: The Petroleum Industry: Past the Tipping Point?

  • With ever-tightening restrictions on international press organizations in Iran, social networking sites have continued to play a critical role in imparting news from and about Iran.

    It's Not Easy Being Green

  • Concerned that the ever-tightening link between tar, tobacco, and cancer would eventually begin to frighten consumers away, cigarette makers began to proactively tout the benefits of filters added to the tips of their cigarettes as a “safety” measure.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In his place there was only a spinning mass of energy particles shrinking into an ever-tightening spiral until they vanished from sight.

    Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

  • The ever-tightening traffic was an element in my decision.


  • I wound my ankles around his, tilting my hips up to his as an ever-tightening coil of pressure built inside of me.

    And One Last Thing…

  • Derivatives combined impressively varied forms of mischief—vastly expanded use of leverage, incredible opacity, and an ever-tightening web of invisible threads among firms—into a single perilous package.

    Winner-Take-All Politics


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