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downturn

a drop or reduction in the success of a business or economy
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Fewer than half as many companies in the segments studied made acquisitions in downturns rather than in periods of economic growth.
However, recent survey data have been weaker than that forecast so I now expect the recession to be of comparable depth to previous downturns," Mr Sentance said.
The real median sales price for new single-family homes has historically been fairly flat throughout downturns in sales, with only a modest downward trend starting about 12 months after the peak in sales.
With the downturn in the credit cycle on the horizon, large distressed-debt funds continue to be raised by an array of market participants.
By expanding the net operating loss carryback provisions, Congress can help smooth out swings in business income (and federal income taxes on that income) that result from business cycle fluctuations and unexpected financial losses and provide a much needed cash infusion to companies that are the most severely affected by the current downturn in the economy.
Since the market downturn gathered strength, after the Fed raised rates two weeks ago, investors have been burdened by a consistent stream of bad news ranging from a surge in interest rates to reports that the average mutual fund lost about 2 percent in the first quarter of this year.
A good news/bad news consequence of a downturn business environment is that it usually forces a reorganization of the technology functions.
Good advice to those considering entering the industry or already within our field is to use the downturn to advantage.
The impact on corporate cash flow and therefore investment is significant and is one factor behind the current investment-led economic downturn.
Increased benefit payments combined with lower tax receipts during downturns can increase the deficit, but typically give the economy enough of a boost to help spur a recovery or at least limit any rise in unemployment.
upfront, a potential economic downturn and the threat of disintermediation.
The county is vulnerable to downturns in the real estate market, which could affect taxbase value and projected growth and therefore general fund revenues.