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  • verb Present participle of overinvest.


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  • The online report also describes the methodology and includes essays on for-profit colleges, overinvesting in higher education and the student debt bubble.

    Top of the Class

  • A partial expiration of those special reductions -- more likely to hit higher-income individuals -- would not have to raise rates to the levels that preceded the Bush tax cuts; it could also incentivize those companies that have built up huge cash reserves (in effect, overinvesting in capital at the expense of hiring) to increase their demand for labor.

    What America needs is a payroll tax cut

  • The adjustment immediately paid off, since it kept the firm from overinvesting in the relatively conservative sectors of the market in early 2009, says

    Bruised Quant Funds Seek a Human Touch

  • Newspapers got where they are today by underinvesting in R&D, not overinvesting.

    Strange Attractor » 2009 » March

  • IBM, AT&T — the list of commercial entities that believed that they were monopolies, and during the time that they were monopolies could take this philosophy of overinvesting in speculative work is large.

    Clay Shirky: Let a thousand flowers bloom to replace newspapers; don’t build a paywall around a public good » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • BP's Russian billionaire partners, through a consortium called AAR, have accused BP of overinvesting to boost TNK-BP's reserves, which account for about 20% of BP's overall reserve base.

    TNK-BP's Chief

  • The underfunding is not only because of "irrational exuberance" and overinvesting in stocks, but also because corporations deliberately took money out of pension funds to puff up corporate profits.

    Mail Call

  • Those people who bought into housing have done extremely well, extraordinarily well, and we are overinvesting in housing.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2005

  • Surrendering, on the other hand, means honoring your desires and protecting yourself from overinvesting.


  • Eventually, he was able to show his vulnerable side to women, trust them or accept rejection without overinvesting in passive-aggression as a defense—and a way of life.

    Living with the Passive—Aggressive Man


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