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on the downgrade

In a state of decline; less or lower than the typical standard or expectation. The charity has struggled this year, as donations have been on the downgrade compared to previous years. With consumer confidence on the downgrade, many retailers have been slashing their prices in the hopes of luring in as many customers as they can.
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on the downgrade

in decline. North American
Downgrade was originally used literally of a downward slope.
1953 William Burroughs Letter As a matter of fact the whole region is on the downgrade. The rubber business is shot, the cocoa is eat up with broom rot.
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Microsoft hasn't detailed exactly how downgrade rights will work with Windows 7, the firm has yet to reveal its plans for "downgrades" from Windows 7, the in-development successor to Vista, noted Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner.
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Today's rating actions reflect (1) the Egyptian government's reduced capacity to support the banks, which has primarily affected the state-owned banks (National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr and Banque du Caire); (2) the high credit linkages between the banks' balance sheets and sovereign credit risk, which constrains the banks' baseline credit assessments at the level of the C1 rated government; and (3) the downgrade of Egypt's foreign currency deposit ceiling to C2, which has affected the foreign currency deposit ratings of all rated banks.
These rating actions complete the review for possible downgrade, which Moody's started on 25 March 2011, and follow Moody's decision from Tuesday to reduce CAM's senior debt and deposit ratings to Ba1 from Baa2, on review for possible downgrade.
has denied that it makes money when users "downgrade" Windows Vista to the older XP, as a lawsuit filed last week alleges.<p>The lawsuit, submitted to a Seattle federal court last Wednesday, stems from the $59.25 fee that a California woman was charged in mid-2008 when she bought a Lenovo laptop and downgraded from Vista to XP.<p>"Microsoft does not charge or receive any additional royalty if a customer exercises those [downgrade] rights," said Microsoft spokesman David Bowermaster in an e-mail late last week.
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Summary: Actions follow downgrade of Ukraine's government bond rating to C3