Fuel now represents 33 percent of our operating budget and the consensus forecast in March was for jet fuel to average $130 per (42-gallon) barrel, which is $3 more per barrel than in 2008 -- when our industry was nearly brought to its knees
by the oil bubble.
HBOS was brought to its knees
by reckless lending and billions of pounds of bad debts, but KMPG signed off its accounts in 2008, the report added.
Impoverished Yemen has been brought to its knees
by a year of political upheaval with months of protests against the outgoing President Abdullah Ali Saleh.
SIR - A viable business selling clothes that people wanted to buy has been brought to its knees
by unfettered greed and stupidity.
Earlier this month, a report by the Financial Services Authority said RBS was brought to its knees
by "multiple poor decisions" and the Dutch bank ABN Amro "gamble".
THE Royal Bank of Scotland was brought to its knees
by "multiple poor decisions" and its pounds 50 billion "gamble" on buying Dutch bank ABN Amro, a damning report confirmed yesterday.
In the 70s, this country was brought to its knees
by striking idiots like Red Robbo at BMC, and steel and shipyard workers among others.
sudden lunge; The bellow of the bull brought to its knees
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Summary: LONDON - Global stocks rose on Friday after the world's seven leading industrial nations moved to rein in the Japanese yen, whose surge to record highs this week was hurting a country already brought to its knees
by natural disasters.
lt;p>Fayssal Shouker, who headed the delegation, promised Tony and the town's people that the Resistance will continue to fight until all occupied lands were free, and until the American arrogance was brought to its knees
THE full shocking story of how MG Rover was brought to its knees
by greed, lies and 'bribery' can be revealed by the Sunday Mercury today.
A NATIONWIDE driving test scam was brought to its knees
after investigators tracked the main movers to a driving test centre in South Wales.
The automobile industry around the world has been brought to its knees
as consumer demand is badly hit by the global credit crisis.
economy be brought to its knees
by a greedy few" - Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg
The strike centred on claims that Bahrain's fishing industry had been brought to its knees
by land reclamation.