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Squeeze

Period when stocks or commodities futures increase in price and investors who have sold short must cover their short positions to prevent loss of large amounts of money.

Credit Squeeze

A situation in which it is difficult to finance through borrowing. A credit squeeze often occurs when economic growth is declining and/or when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve is often blamed for credit squeezes when they raise target interest rates, but it may occur through private sector actions as well, such as a systemic rise in bad debt. See also: Credit crunch.
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said: "The Rights Plan is intended to protect the interests of Kerr Group's stockholders in the event the company is confronted with coercive or unfair takeover tactics, including partial tender offers, squeeze outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of the company at an unfair price.
The Rights would discourage partial tender offers, inadequate offers, squeeze outs and other abusive tactics that could be used to gain control of the company without treating all stockholders fairly.