While OEF support has always been a priority within the J4, that briefing to the Chairman marked a distinct up-tick
in our day-to-day engagement--an increase that continues unabated to this day.
Foundations might see the good news in the value of their portfolios, but the same cautious grantmaking that was slow to accept the downturn will be slow to embrace the up-tick
. Once reduced, government funding typically takes a while to return to previous levels, if it ever does.
"Overall, I think the first quarter is going to see an up-tick
because of orders placed now.
'%0, it's really a combination of both, workforce reductions and elimination of benefits that are causing problems." He notes that there's also an up-tick
in workers' comp claims during a sour economy.
Even the more optimistic economic gurus predict that we won't see an economic up-tick
before the fourth quarter.
Known as naked selling and up-tick
selling, the practices increase market volatility.
Another area that is thriving is gaming, with record sales for software titles and accessories driving a renewed interest among consumers for video-game consoles, which are also experiencing an up-tick
After a dip from 2000 to 2001 and a rapid up-tick
from 2003 through 2006, growth has come to a near standstill over the past 16 months.
Even after a recent modest up-tick
to around 340p last week, they remain less than 10p above their most recent 12-month lows.
The United States housing market may be slumping, but the up-tick
in mineral prices has the home selling and building sectors surging in many major Northern Ontario cities.
He noted the ongoing development of technology, which he said has led to an up-tick
in the amount of information investors expect to get and the quality of that information as well.
"The flexible circuit segment began its upward climb in December of 2006, and the rigid PCB segment showed its first up-tick
in February 2007.