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  • n. Plural form of idling.


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  • The company said the idlings will be completed within 75 days and affect 3,000 employees, or roughly 7% of its domestic work force, and some 430 growers who supply chicken to the plants.

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  • No Review the many lives affected by GM Track changes in GM's sales and share price Key players in GM's overhaul From icon to bankruptcy, a timeline Plant closures and idlings announced Monday Write to John D. Stoll at john.,

    A Saga of Decline and Denial

  • "We're probably going to see a situation whereby there will be some plant idlings and shutdowns in the first quarter of next year, and possibly the second quarter, to make sure inventories are kept in check," said Erich Merkle an analyst at IRN Inc., an automotive forecaster in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    Chrysler Will Dump Some Models, Dealers

  • There is a host of widely different sorts of toiling and idlings, engaging in any one of which is thinking.

    Gilbert Ryle

  • These may, perhaps, be reckoned mere idlings, but there were occasionally official doings on the Sunday, which might have been national, if Hamburg had been a nation, and which no doubt were eminently popular.

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  • * U.S. plant idlings linked to Hitachi parts shortage * Move follows similar step to halt - Business News

  • While additional shutdowns/idlings will further lower Valero's operating costs, Fitch also anticipates they may result in higher debt/barrel of refining capacity metrics, as we would not anticipate a proportional amount of debt being retired following further plant shutdowns, all else equal.

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  • Compounding that downturn have been the production cuts and factory idlings across the auto industry.

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  • Experts noted that service sectors have been losing jobs overall for months but that the continuation of the trend signals how much the area's economy has been affected by plant idlings and layoffs. - News

  • Those cuts translate into plant idlings of up to 10 weeks, including four more weeks of downtime at the Lansing Grand River factory. - News


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