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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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Nearly two-thirds (61%) of the squeezed group said it was very likely or somewhat likely they would retire later than 65, expecting to do so at an average age of 68.
In addition to Squeezed Juice Bar, their photography studio Blue Sky Images opened in Nob Hill in 1994 and currently operates in Palomas Plaza, south of Paseo Del Norte on San Pedro NE.
Least popular was Morrisons 100 Per Cent Squeezed Spanish Orange Juice With Juicy Bits.
Bond moved to suppress the drugs, arguing that the agent conducted an illegal search when he squeezed the bag.
Not from Concentrate: These 100 per cent pure squeezed fruit juices contain no added water, sugar, colour or preservatives.
This is no longer possible.) Non-tax corporate attorneys, generally unaware of the importance of the direction of the merger, may in fact recommend that the target merge into a new company, for a number of (real or perceived) reasons (e.g., more expeditious state law filings or an implication that, if target shareholders are being squeezed out, the target should be disappearing).
Here again, the permeability of the mold can be different than that of the 3-ram or squeezed specimen, due to sometimes dramatic differences in degree of compaction.
PRIMAVERA PUNCH: Combine a fifth of light rum, one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and 1/2 cup of grenadine syrup in a punch bow.
The report said the number of 35- to 44-yearolds who said their finances were squeezed equated to 2.4 million people UK-wide.
This chipmunk squeezed its way inside a bird feeder.
When a solid is squeezed under high pressure, its constituent atoms or molecules pack together tightly and have less room to move about.
A DAD squeezed and suffocated to death his six-week-old baby on New Year's Day when the child woke wanting to be fed, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.