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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.
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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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That squeeze play on traditional players will be complicated by the emerging roles for financial-services firms in consumer-directed health plans: first, as cooperators and allies offering debit cards (and other tools) for defined-contribution accounts (as MasterCard already does); but second, as potential competitors seeking more of the space.
Here's the danger ahead: Iran probably can't break out of this squeeze play without creating a larger crisis that forces international intervention - perhaps an Iranian attack that kills Americans and triggers a harsh U.S.
Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's camp slammed anew her critics' alleged 'squeeze play' as an attempt to make her resign as her lawyer belittled the testimonies of six associate justices as having little effect on the impeachment case against her.
Yankees manager Dallas Green put on the suicide squeeze play and both runners broke on the pitch.
CUTLINE: Algonquin's Ryan Moynihan slides home in front of Westboro's Connor Fitzgerald on a squeeze play during the Rangers' 7-6 win.
COOL CATS: Squeeze play the Philharmonic Hall as part of their Pop Up Shop tour
Krul will stand in the D and holler at his back four to push up, squeeze play and the opposition.
Bennett Chiongbian's squeeze play put the Challengers ahead in the seventh inning after entering down 5-4.
This is a squeeze play when casino owners bring people to the streets for rallies," the Prime Minister said.
(Contains 1 footnote.) ["Squeeze Play 2009: The Public's Views on College Costs Today" was written with Paul Gasbarra, Amber Ott, and Jonathan Rochkind.]
The offensive, dubbed Operation Squeeze Play, came as the American military announced that five US soldiers were killed in northern Iraq on Sunday - four in separate roadside bomb attacks and one in a vehicle accident.
Lori Wallach's connections vividly illustrate the extent to which the global elitists and street radicals are allied in a squeeze play against the middle class, the free market and national independence.