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  • n. Alternative spelling of falloff.


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  • Above, a ProLogis distribution facility in Alsip, Ill. Warehouse giant ProLogis is close to selling about 180 properties to Blackstone Group LP for $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that signals confidence in a sector that was pummeled during the recession by a fall-off in trade and inventories.

    ProLogis, Blackstone Near $1 Billion Property Agreement

  • The deep water drilling fleet has been remarkably patient, for the most part, in not embarking for foreign shores, but it seems likely that we will see a fall-off in Gulf crude production by about 10%, at least through 2012.

    Looking Beyond The BP Commission's Report

  • Even so, Bay Area-based venture-capital firms took a growing share of the dollars and also didn't experience as steep a fall-off in the amounts that they garnered as the rest of the country.

    Local Venture Funds Hold Up

  • "Typically there is a sharp fall-off of ridership when a fare increase happens," he said.

    Economy, fare hikes cited for fewer riders on Metrobus system

  • How many people realize that there is such a rapid fall-off of the concentration of a water or airborne pollutant the farther one gets from the source?

    In Japan, Let's Stop Sweating The Small (Nuclear) Stuff

  • CEO James J. Saccacio said in a statement that "the fall-off in foreclosures is not based on a robust recovery in the housing market but on short-term interventions and delays that will extend the current housing market woes into 2012 and beyond."

    Foreclosure Brainstorm

  • The decline was largely due to a fall-off in sales of so-called casual games like "Guitar Hero" and titles for Nintendo Co.'s game systems like the Nintendo DS and Wii.

    For Activision, Hit 'Call of Duty' Not Enough to Save 'Guitar Hero'

  • But experts said the higher tolls on the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and George Washington Bridge probably won't lead to a fall-off in traffic.

    Drivers Seek Way to Avoid New Tolls

  • One surprising element of the fall-off in liquidity is that one key set of players actually appears to be more active in recent months: so-called high-frequency traders.

    Traders Warn of Market Cracks

  • "Given that foreign demand has been a key driver for Japanese company capex in recent years, a fall-off could damp the capex appetite in Japan when reconstruction demand has played out," economists at Goldman Sachs wrote in a note.

    Japan Current-Account Surplus Sharply Lower


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