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hidden

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disguised price rise

a decrease in the quantity or quality of a good or service sold at an unchanged price. Suppliers may reduce the quantity or quality of a good in order to improve unit profit margins or contain cost increases, but need to be mindful of consumers' reactions to these moves once they have become aware of the situation.
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Susan Zahn, an expert in faith and family media, noted that Hidden Secrets is a movie that will entertain audiences while compelling them to think.
Geocaching, pronounced ``geo-cashing,'' is a rapidly growing world-wide sport that uses Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to locate stashes hidden by others.
As Jane described other unusual occurrences, such as more frequent business trips for John during this time, her attorney recognized the probability that John had hidden significant assets from his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Hidden Lake Purchases Wi-Fi-Powered Solution from GPS Patent Holder
Segal based the series on his own life; he used to live in the Valley community of Hidden Hills (though the series itself is shot in Pasadena).
To enhance separation of duties and internal control, only the specific names of hidden files or directories required in an employee's job-related tasks need be disclosed.
The strategy of targeting small, luxury wineries with sales, marketing and general management needs is proving successful for Sonoma-based Vintage Point - "Partners in Wine," which today announced it has just signed agreements with two prestigious producers, Napa Valley's Mason Cellars and its sister label Pomelo, and Sonoma's Hidden Ridge Vineyard.
com), a leading developer and distributor of casual games, today announced the launch of Hidden Expedition: Titanic(TM), a new adventure game that takes players to the depths of the ocean to find hidden artifacts inside the infamous sunken ocean liner.
NEWHALL - A group of Hidden Valley homeowners, upset that Valley Street is closed at Calgrove Boulevard, will ask the City Council today to reconsider a decision to permanently close the road and block residents' private access.
Hidden City Games(TM), LLC, a privately held game publisher headquartered in Seattle, Washington, announced today that it has signed a five-year licensing agreement with conceptcard, a pioneering game publisher based in Denmark, for the worldwide rights (with the exception of Scandinavia) to publish and market Bella Sara, an innovative horse-themed game for girls, ages 5-12.
NEWHALL - A group of Hidden Valley homeowners, upset that Valley Street is closed at Calgrove Boulevard, wants the homeowners association to consider suing the city for blocking the road and their private access.
Even the most well-traveled vacationers will find a DriveAbout that delights their wandering souls on the Hampton Hotels Hidden Landmarks Web site -- www.