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  • adj. Of or relating to a recession.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to a recession


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  • Mr. WIGDOR: Well, this is a case of what I call recessionary discrimination, which is essentially using the struggling economy as a cover-up for discrimination against women.

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  • Spirit has kept its costs lower than most airlines, which has enabled it to squeeze out a $17 million profit during this year's first quarter — when other carriers were swimming in recessionary red ink.

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  • Even in recessionary times he still can demand a $20 million paycheck.

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  • While those prices are high, they have slowed down a bit in recessionary times.

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  • We clearly assess the actual risk of a fresh near-term recessionary downturn.

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  • Over the long-term, this can result in offsetting private sector job creation but in a short-term recessionary environment tax reductions increase the size of the state's budget gap putting further downward pressure on state services.


  • It suggests that Gold, unlike silver, platinum and palladium, is also short-term recessionary hedge.

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  • Sensible policy would probably not impose this kind of thing in recessionary times; do it in a boom, not a bust, take the hit when money’s being made.

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  • In response to what Mr. Fettig called "recessionary demand levels" and higher costs, Whirlpool is consolidating production and eliminating its highest-cost factories.

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  • The last time NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee called a recessionary period was in 2001, for the 8-month periodbeginning March 2001 and ending November 2001.

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