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  • n. Plural form of shake-up.


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  • Either way, major shake-ups are going down in the "Bourne" camp and I see it playing out in one of three ways: a terrible fourth installment will get rushed into production, a thoughtful and well-executed sequel will come about when it's ready or the franchise is dead for the time being.

    Paul Greengrass Abandons The Fourth ‘Bourne,’ Leaving Franchise’s Future Uncertain » MTV Movies Blog

  • Bratt's addition is the latest in a string of cast shake-ups for the medical drama.

    Benjamin Bratt Joins Private Practice

  • Carl Icahn 's purchase of a large stake in Navistar International Corp. and his recent investment in Oshkosh Corp. suggest the billionaire investor known for corporate shake-ups is targeting the commercial truck industry.

    Icahn Sets Sights on Truck Makers

  • The leadership shake-ups are the latest management shifts within Wal-Mart's China operations.

    Executives Exit at Wal-Mart In China

  • The transition is one of a series of recent executive shake-ups by the new CEO.

    GM Again Shuffles Top Ranks

  • The Joint Strike Fighter has long been a troubled program, with cost overruns, military management shake-ups and heightened political scrutiny, but Lockheed says the aircraft is now ahead of schedule on its test flights.

    The $1 Trillion Fighter-Jet Fleet

  • He faced frequent complaints about questionable spending, anemic fundraising, staff shake-ups and cringe-inducing comments.

    Republicans Elect New Leader

  • Alarmed by the tanking economy and vast flood wreckage, Pakistan's powerful army chief and U.S. officials here have zeroed in on the cabinet's weak performance and are pushing President Asif Ali Zardari for shake-ups and slim-downs, according to Pakistani officials.

    Government critics cite Pakistani cabinet's bulk

  • As chairman, Mr. Stempel couldn't satisfy GM's board, which demanded layoffs, plant closings, management shake-ups and new car designs.

    Engineer Ran GM in Dark Early '90s

  • Paper Trails -- More shake-ups in the newspaper business as the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald get new editors.

    Short Takes


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