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  • v. Present participle of spur.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something


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  • An Energy Department program has succeeded in spurring green energy innovation, reports Matthew Wald: A company that secured a Department of Energy grant to pursue a breakthrough idea in the manufacture of solar cells plans to announce on Tuesday that it has raised $20 million to commercialize its technique, which it says will reduce the price of solar panels by 40 percent.

    Wonkbook: Foreclosure mess gets criminal; liberal Dems rally behind Social Security; Arne Duncan's international school reform

  • Also on the radar are earlier-stage experiments with drugs for melanoma and lung cancer that target different genetic pathways involved in spurring cancer growth.

    New Hope For Cancer Therapy

  • Mr. Bernanke has been Fed Chairman since February 2006 and has presided over 32 months of historically easy monetary policy in the name of spurring faster growth and avoiding deflation.

    St. Augustine at the Fed

  • As his remarks last week and yesterday showed, his economic agenda is more of the same, only less: more jobless benefits in the name of spurring job creation; an extension of the temporary payroll tax cut that has coincided with rising unemployment.

    A Downgrade Awakening

  • I would like to take this opportunity to speak about something of interest to me and many of you assembled here: the role of prizes, such as NASA's Centennial Challenges, in spurring innovation through competition.

    NASA Watch: December 2008 Archives

  • Podcast Alley, the grassroots podcast directory that played a big role in spurring the popularity of podcasting, has been acquired by PodShow.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • He just said something that he thought would be helpful in spurring the creation of the sort of social democratic society with an open market that he favors, while many economists saw his statements as giving aide and comfort to people who have a political agenda (blocking new trade agreements) that they don’t like.

    Matthew Yglesias » When Economists Stop Being Polite

  • Some bondholders have been critical of the idea of spurring a new round of refinancing, arguing it would be unfair to them because they stand to lose billions if performing loans are refinanced at lower rates.

    Housing Initiatives Promoted

  • There are three modes of pruning and training the vine; but the best for vineries is what is called the spurring-in system.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Sept. 27 Bloomberg -- Two Federal Reserve policy makers voiced wariness about the idea of spurring growth by letting inflation accelerate as they reiterated support for the central bank's unprecedented monetary easing. -- Top News


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