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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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The crime represents an opportunity to launch a campaign for curtailing Israel.
One avenue where strategically curtailing consumption can yield earnings is via Demand Response--an energy incentive program, where energy users receive financial incentives simply by agreeing to shed nonessential electricity in the event of a power shortage (think of the hottest and coldest days of the year).
Accordingly, we are curtailing further growth in our operating expenses until revenue growth requires us to add additional infrastructure.
Thus, the private sector, with the virtues of the market-driven approach, will bear principal responsibility for curtailing unnecessary utilization and improved quality of care.
Now that medical science is prolonging the lives of the elderly, and curtailing the infant mortality rate, more healthcare facilities to care for the special needs of both age groups will need to be constructed.
With 84 percent of adults stating that they are as busy or more busy this summer than they were last summer and 50 percent curtailing discretionary spending due to fuel prices, retailers need to accommodate consumers with increasingly hectic lives and a preference to stay close to home this summer," said Hillary Mendelsohn, author of thepurplebook: The Definitive Guide to Exceptional Online Shopping.
While this event is significant, Lyondell also announced that the plant would indefinitely suspend TDI production, thus curtailing the hydrochloric acid feedstock.
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NASDAQ EBB:FINX), the electronic fingerprinting pioneer, Friday reported that it has exhausted its operating funds and is temporarily curtailing its activities until it is able to obtain additional financing.