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  • n. Plural form of setback.


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  • "While the second quarter has delivered several challenges, we believe these short term setbacks will have little impact on our ability to organically grow our coal production and brokerage business this year," continued CEO Mr. Li.

  • Markey cited what he called the setbacks of not requiring DTV tuners in sets earlier than the government did, and that it was "regrettable" that the FCC did not establish a multicast-must carry "opportunity" for broadcasters airing "enhanced local programming of importance to the local community."

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  • Even Obama may be looking for lessons in Reagan's rebound from midterm setbacks in 1982 and his re-election in 1984: The president carried Lou Cannon's President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime with him to his recent vacation in Hawaii.

    Ronald Reagan: A 'folklore' president who led a revolution

  • But history teaches us that in well-ordered economies, such events generally prove to be no more than short-term setbacks.

    Handicapping the Economic Recovery

  • NEW YORK -- The city's embattled schools chancellor resigned Thursday after three contentious months on the job, the latest in a series of third-term setbacks for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a defeat of his bid to hire a business-minded outsider like himself for a top job.

    NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Quits After 3 Months On Job

  • The bargain that both parties have struck with the CBO is that they'll accept the short-term setbacks the agency imposes on them because, in the long run, it's better for the system to have someone keeping score.

    Column: The Republican war on the CBO

  • When Obama departed for Asia soon after the Nov. 2 elections, a group of senior advisers stayed behind to study presidential rebounds following midterm setbacks and draw conclusions.

    Obama's tax cut extension part of strategy to show bipartisanship

  • I do support the rules that require long setbacks from the river ... both for aesthetics and protection of the banks.

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  • But this delusion makes short-term setbacks endurable. What's News US

  • The Wall Street example makes it clear that long-term setbacks could occur again now.

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