Curtailment

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Curtailment

The act or process of reducing a company's operations in order to bring stability to the company. Curtailment usually occurs when the company has been experiencing unsustainable growth that it is unable to manage effectively. Tactics of curtailment include spinning off subsidiaries, laying off staff, and generally focusing the company's operations on the best products that it is able to create effectively. Curtailment is intended to improve efficiency and increase profits.
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No one since immediate post Second World War planners with their green belts round cities (which have, on the whole, worked well when they have been maintained), has suggested that suburbs ought to be curtailed.
The Nishan CEO said it well: "Until now, widespread SAN adoption has been curtailed by proprietary implementations.
However, the TRA '97 significantly curtailed the usefulness of this deferral technique; this article discusses these changes and offers planning options.
Convenience stores which have entered the news fray and met their MEL (Minimum Entry Level) over a six month period, will now be selling papers on a sale-or-return basis and, with much of their distribution path curtailed, the publishers will be keen to push papers your way.
But for residents of long-term care facilities, benefits will be curtailed as of April 1, even for those in mid-treatment.
The administration of Sada Sub jail, in an order issued on Thursday has curtailed liberty of Tejpal to meet his family members, use the telephone and canteen facility.
It was patterned after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's VIDA Programs, which were curtailed by budget cuts.
The district court held that the defendant was a danger to the community because he was the leader of an organized crime family, and his leadership could not be curtailed by any condition or combination of conditions of release.
L-P's Chambord, Quebec, Canada, mill remains curtailed due to an employee strike that began May 24, 2002.
Limited service temporary interruptions, should they be necessary, mean that customers would have power curtailed for up to an hour in order to reduce the demand on the PJM system.
Medicare's Part A (the hospital portion) is estimated to face bankruptcy within five years unless benefits are curtailed, payroll taxes are increased, providers receive significantly less reimbursement, or a combination of these options are implemented.
Ainsworth") (TSX:ANS) announced that production will be curtailed at the company's oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Grand Rapids, Minnesota from April 6, 2006 to May 10, 2006.