from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Chiefly British To exempt from paying a value-added tax.


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  • At the same time, an expansive monetary policy clearly didn't solve the world's economic woes last year and is still feeding into the current crisis, so taking QE3 off the table would mean a zero-rate policy may continue for a while—ideal conditions for gold.

    Precious Little to Halt Rising Fear Factor

  • Average American savers and investors in or near retirement are being forced by the Fed's zero-rate policy to take greater investment risks.

    The Fed Votes No Confidence

  • How can the Fed know now that a zero-rate policy will be required two years from now?

    The Folly of Economic Short-Termism

  • Ending the zero-rate policy would be the next step.

    Why the Fed Is Not Independent

  • The zero-rate policy only benefits mega-borrowers like federal and state governments, big banks and big corporations—a group not known for much net private-sector job creation.

    Weak Dollar, Weak Economy

  • Associated Press 2006: Bank of Japan ends zero-rate policy.

    A Historical Shift

  • If the Fed finally raises rates by late 2014, its zero-rate policy will have lasted six years.

    Banks' Zero-Tolerance Is Tested by the Fed

  •     Translation: The gravy train of luring customers with zero-rate introductory offers and then jacking rates up to sky-high penalty rates at the drop of a hat is over.

    Dimon: 15% of Chase credit-card prospects now "too risky"

  • Except that there are three huge losers: savers earning 0%, small businesses not hooked into zero-rate loans and future taxpayers saddled with the debt when interest rates zoom.

    Washington Possessed

  • Observers differ on the likely date of a first step away from the SNB's zero-rate policy.

    Swiss Economy Shows Strong Growth


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