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  • adj. comparative form of short-term: more short-term


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  • In Chapter 3 we noted a slow, steady, long-term decline in religious observance underneath the shorter-term upheavals of recent decades.

    American Grace

  • In light of yields hitting levels seen as unsustainable, the agency has modified the terms of several T-bill sales—compared with preliminary issuance guidelines—and offered shorter-term T-bills than originally planned.

    Portugal Limits Debt Sale to Contain Yields

  • As the battle over a longer-term government funding resolution continues to intensify, both sides appear to be reaching agreement on a shorter-term measure to keep the government funded through March 18.

    House Republicans dispute report that federal spending plan would cost jobs

  • "While we have seen commodity prices increase, in particular chocolate and sugar, we look at the recent price changes as shorter-term issues that will not continue on a longer term," said a spokeswoman for the private company.

    Easter Candy Prices Could Leave Bitter Taste

  • His country is nurturing a trade relationship with China, which he praised in a recent interview for its "long-term vision," compared with the shorter-term interests he feels are driving policy in the developed world.

    Geithner asks G-20 nations to commit to trade, currency targets

  • Men are better at long-term discomfort and degradation, things like prison and jobs, than we are at extreme, shorter-term bouts of excruciating pain, things like swimming the 'fly for 28 miles, squeezing kids' heads through birth canals, and hangnails.

    Todd Hartley: I'm With Stupid: Even Dolphins Don't Do So Many Dolphin Kicks

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., agreed in a written statement, saying a shorter-term extension was unacceptable.

    Debt talks crisis: Boehner, Obama trading blame

  • As the high-stakes negotiations unfolded Saturday, first at the White House and then in the Capitol, the biggest tension throughout the day was over Republican proposals for a shorter-term debt limit increase, one that extends for less than a year, and Democrats' rejection of this idea.

    Debt Talks Dissolve Again

  • Bank of America and PNC Financial Services Group 's PNC Bank now offer shorter-term CDs that allow penalty-free withdrawals at any time.

    Staid CD Gets a Makeover: Banks Tinker With Options to Lure Funds

  • Those who were appointed to fill the job, and shorter-term incumbents, such as Sen. Bennet in Colorado, are less at risk.

    How the Undecided Are Decisive


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