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  • Mr. Cantor went on to whip the GOP minority against the near-$1 trillion stimulus, and all 187 members ultimately voted against it, though at the time that was not a given.

    Obama and the Narcissism of Big Differences

  • Given Japan's massive pool of savings and the fact that its debt is almost all held domestically, Moody's said the growing fiscal problems were not likely to cause an immediate crisis in the Japanese government bond market in the near- to medium-term but said that such pressures will grow over the longer term.

    Moody's Lowers Japan's Debt Outlook

  • This can be a good way to measure the volatility of a specific ETF you may be considering and can give you an indication of both the near- and long-term direction for the ETF.

    Tools to Help You Sift Through All Those ETFs

  • The yield curve, a usually upward-sloping line that illustrates the gap between near- and longer-term Treasury yields, has flattened since the Fed said Wednesday it will keep its policy rate near zero until at least late 2014, extending an earlier promise to keep rates down until mid-2013.

    U.S. Debt Gets Recalibrated

  • They also measured from the peak of China's T-Bill holdings -- $2.1 trillion -- to its near- trough.

    Andrew Reinbach: Right Wing "Facts" V. Reality

  • That is no longer true today and Leonard Lauder, the founder's son who is credited with transforming the family firm into today's near-£5bn business, talked of the arrival of "beauty pluralism" in an interview with Women's Wear Daily.

    Changing faces: cosmetics firms are forced to find a new image as beauty goes truly global

  • However, adulation and celebration are no substitute for clinical, objective evaluation as to whether or not one or more of the prominent policies developed and proposed by President Obama are in the near- and long-term interest of the African-American community...

    Clarence B. Jones: The Answer May Be Blowin' in the Wind

  • The concerns centred on the fact that at the time the club was under the courts' bankruptcy protection for near-£100m debts.

    Peter Kenyon quits Creative Artists Agency after strategic differences

  • Nearly all of 5 Live's programmes are now broadcast from the near-£1bn BBC North offices in Salford, which are also home to BBC Sport and BBC Children's and will soon accommodate BBC1's Breakfast programme.5 Live has faced increased competition from its commercial rival TalkSport in recent years, and lost a third of its live Premier League football matches to TalkSport and Absolute Radio at the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

    6 Music shows its class with record audience

  • It is not until the end do we learn that Zuckerberg and Saverin settled their dispute, with the Facebook founder helping ensure that he was left with a lucrative near-$5bn stake in yesterday's money.

    Facebook expected to be valued at $100bn in stock market flotation

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