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Deregulate

To reduce the amount of regulation over a market or economy. It may include reduced or eliminated requirements for reporting or filing statements with regulators. Deregulating may allow an organization to conduct more activities than it could before; for example, it may allow a bank to make more high risk investments. Deregulation is intended to increase efficiency in the market by letting the Invisible Hand guide the economy apart from government intervention. Opponents, however, argue that deregulation increases the likelihood of fraud and unfair practices such as insider trading. Many analysts agree that deregulation helps firms on solid financial footing and hurts those that are not.

deregulate

To reduce or eliminate control. One of the major forces in the financial markets in the 1970s and 1980s was the federal government's decision to deregulate interest rates. The commissions charged to investors on security trades were deregulated in 1975.
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In contrast to the findings for coal-fired generators, Cicala finds no difference in the price paid for natural gas between regulated and deregulated states.
Many consumers in deregulated markets don t know they can choose their energy supplier, said Todd Yasbin, president of National Energy Management.
TCAP, the sponsor of the new report, is a nonprofit coalition of more than 165 municipalities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market.
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The reason for that being that when treated as a single entity, all of Waterside's buildings will remain rent-stabilized or become deregulated, depending on which point of view the DHPD will take in the case.
In a controversial national ad campaign addressed to President Clinton and the members of Congress, New Energy Ventures pointed out that in a fully deregulated market, the nation's electric bill could be cut by as much as 25 percent - or $55 billion a year.
Led by a management team with successful experience in deregulated markets, Cirro Energy is founded on the principles of delivering superior customer service and savings.
These measures are in accordance with the utility's comprehensive plan, approved by regulators on September 10th, to reduce rates, foster competition in the energy supply sector, and position itself to do business in the emerging, deregulated energy environment.
UN), the Toronto-based marketer of deregulated energy contracts, announced today that it has commenced marketing deregulated gas and electricity in the State of New York.
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Units occupied by tenants with incomes in excess of $250,000 per year would become deregulated.