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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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Within the air component today, the lines of responsibilities between AOC and AFFOR operational elements in planning, coordination, and execution are often blurred and overlapping, resulting in misunderstanding and inefficiencies.
We are confident that this partnership with Trigon for AOC monitors will us increase our penetrate in the market place as well as allow existing and new channel partners to benefit from accessing more business opportunities.
Effects of HMB and AOC on total VFA and molar proportion of each fatty acid of two forages are presented in Table 5.
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For the remaining transportation officers in the grade of lieutenant, AOCs 88B (traffic management), 88C (marine and terminal operations), and 88D (motor/rail transportation) are deleted and all officers will be transferred to AOC 88A (transportation general).
Again in the injury time, AOC twice came close to equalising but again they could not find the net.
AOC, art of colors continued its growth journey by strengthening its Saudi Arabia operations with the appointment of new Country Sales Manager Afaq Ahmed.
Kaltbach Le Gruyere AOC from the Villarimboud Dairy was chosen from over 30 entrees to be awarded top honours in the highly prestigious Speciality Cheese category for top Single Speciality Cheese, produced outside of the UK.
AOC wanted to expand its operations and has been considering several locations, within the Netherlands but also outside our borders.
Tokyo-listed AOC Holdings (Tokyo: 5017) is planning to acquire a 10% stake in the YME oil field in the Norwegian North Sea from Canada's Talisman Energy (NYSE: TLM), AOC said on Tuesday (17 February).
wineries worried about chipped-up European imports can rest a littler easier: In November, the use of wood chips in French AOC wine-making was banned.
and a new low-moisture-content polyester resin system from AOC, Colliersville, Tenn.