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  • n  wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft

  • Xanadu is the lone ranger, running straight into every possible horrible economic headwind.
  • The headwind becomes even fiercer and icier in the dark, and it is almost midnight when my headlamp reveals a metal ladder that I figure will lead us to the refuge.
  • It would help his rescue team if the bailed-out bankers followed his lead, stepped up, helped out, for we are in a race against chaos and Obama can't afford a populist headwind.

  • Katsuaki Watanabe in MarketWatch
    We are facing a severe business environment,said President Katsuaki Watanabe in a statement. "However, Toyota considers this headwind as a valuable opportunity to turn it into a more flexible and stronger company. To this end, we will aim...
  • Aylwin Lewis in Washington Post
    While we recognize the housing market slowdown and other economic pressures have presented a noticeable headwind to the business, we are disappointed with our second-quarter results,Sears Chief Executive Aylwin Lewis said.
  • Dieter Zetsche in International Herald Tribune
    This is more than just a headwind,Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.

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