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We can place limits on stock buybacks and bailouts so companies are forced to be responsible with their money instead of using it to inflate their share prices or line the pockets of executives—many of whom are already overpaid.
HOW WE CAN SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FROM CORONAVIRUS-INDUCED EXTINCTIONMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
Popular trades become crowded trades, inflating asset bubbles.
GLOBAL STOCKS CLIMB—AND FUTURES JUMP—AFTER TUESDAY’S SELL-OFFBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
It’s also the product of a strategy of endorsing candidates who are already in a good position to win — perhaps with the explicit goal of inflating his top-line win rate, and therefore his reputation.
ALMOST EVERYONE TRUMP ENDORSES WINS THEIR PRIMARY … BUT IS HE PADDING HIS RECORD?NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 26, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The issue this month is that many teachers were laid off earlier than usual this summer, which may have artificially inflated July’s jobs numbers.
YES, UNEMPLOYMENT FELL. BUT THE RECOVERY SEEMS TO BE SLOWING DOWN.NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 7, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Then the blob can inflate into a finished house in 45 minutes.
LARVACEANS’ UNDERWATER ‘SNOT PALACES’ BOAST ELABORATE PLUMBINGSUSAN MILIUSJUNE 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Only their bubbs were intact, but there was nothing with which to inflate them.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
Away with these words which inflate vanity and wound charity.
THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS, VOLUME III (OF 16): MARCHSABINE BARING-GOULD
His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.
THE WEIRD SISTERS, VOLUME I (OF 3)RICHARD DOWLING
They could flatten and drift about in the water, or they could inflate and rise in the air.
THE SCAPEGOATRICHARD MAPLES
By steady practice at his little pipe, he in about a year got so that he could inflate five whole inches.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, DECEMBER 16, 1879VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO INFLATE

  • balloon
  • billow
  • bulge
  • expand
  • flap
  • inflate
  • swell
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