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The IEA warned that the increase could also choke off recovery among developed nations by hitting manufacturing.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber will say that even though some commentators and finance experts were saying the recession was over, many banks, businesses and consumers were still riddled with debt, and the price of oil had shot up, ready to choke off growth.
The particles could eventually be a means to choke off the blood vessels that deliver nutrients to tumors or to ferry cancer-killing drugs, researchers report.
28 billion) project "will choke off growth of low-fare travel in Berlin.
There is no question that the price needs to rise sufficiently to choke off enough demand to bring the equation back into balance.
Sales of existing homes fell for the fifth consecutive month January, exacerbating some investors' concerns that a fall in homes sales and refinancing could choke off a source of wealth for consumers, slowing their spending.
So there is no worldwide economic slowdown to choke off demand for oil.
health care may choke off avenues of medical innovation.
When you're the 800-pound gorilla, you can't threaten to choke off someone's air supply.
The figures show that the big challenge facing the software industry is to choke off piracy in developing markets, where losses are set to swell as IT penetration increases.
The CAN-SPAM Act, intended to choke off the onslaught of junk e-mail, has generated copious commentary, criticism, congressional statements, and controversy.
Oil should not be so high as to choke off demand and slow the world's major economies, nor so low as to impede investment in new oil production capacity.
If we are to grow in faithful living, we need to renounce the things that choke off the fullness of life that God intended for us, and we must follow through on our commitments," comments Catholic theologian Shawn Copeland, one of the book's contributors.