• Politicians are reluctant to tamper with the Handwerk, whose apprenticeships keep down unemployment among the young.

    ECONOMIST: German services

  • Pollick hopes eventually to raise his own endowment to cover costs and keep down fees charged to celebrities.

    FORBES: Savior To The Stars

  • The scarcity of rain--10 inches in a good year--helps keep down plant diseases.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • This happened to America in the early 1970s, when President Nixon banned oilseed exports to keep down domestic prices.

    ECONOMIST: Export restrictions

  • Help us help you, airlines pleaded with customers, asking them to urge Congress to keep down fuel prices by curbing speculation.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • They were a way to keep down inflation, but they also encouraged excessive borrowing in foreign currencies, creating strains that eventually broke the currency peg.

    ECONOMIST: Emerging markets

  • Fire could then be safely re-introduced to keep down the brush.

    ECONOMIST: Fire in the west: Another costly war that America can never win? | The

  • To keep down price rises, and thus ease the political process, governments should employ a second tool: spending to help promising new technologies get to market.

    ECONOMIST: Climate change

  • Texaco trucks sprayed roads with oil, to keep down dust.

    NEWYORKER: Reversal of Fortune

  • The second principle, says Mr Cameron, should be to keep down the risk of a breach by using as little information as possible to achieve the task in hand.

    ECONOMIST: It's best for governments not to know too much

  • To keep down expenses he relies on referrals, occasional visits to industry trade shows and LinkedIn, which he uses to blast periodic e-mails to a network of roughly 500 executives.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • Third, to the extent that the fees push commuters to switch from cars to mass transit, they will spread subway and bus costs over more users, thus helping to keep down fare increases.

    FORBES: Drive-By Pricing

  • While states and colleges share responsibility to keep down the rising cost of college, improved consumer disclosures can ensure that students and families make wise decisions when investing in higher education.

    WHITEHOUSE: The White House

  • The government now wants doctors to keep down their costs (fees plus prescriptions) to a rise of 1.3% this year (the same as for hospitals), with penalties on those who overshoot.

    ECONOMIST: France: A headache | The

  • Judging by this week's meeting of farm ministers, governments are simply not ready to make the big cuts in support prices to keep down prospective food mountains and to prepare for enlargement.

    ECONOMIST: European Union

  • One reason it had the market to itself for so long was that indexing was extremely labor-intensive -- so much so that someone long ago suggested that convict labor be used to keep down costs.

    FORBES: Mousetrapped

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