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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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Without the voluntary participation of individuals, households, and organizations, BLS surveys wouldn't accurately reflect economic conditions.
For example, one recent BLS innovation came in response to Hurricane Sandy.
Market Research Analyst Average Annual Salary: $60,300 BLS Projected Growth by 2020: 32%
The BLS staff members begin to develop their labor force predictions by examining population projections from the U.
5 percent per year, BLS research during the past year suggests that only about half of this difference is accounted for by formula bias (see McClelland, 1996, and unpublished estimates by Smedley and Gallagher, cited in Moulton, 1996).
BLS has acted as primary servicer on 9,388 loans totaling $3.
However, just because it is possible to earn an ACLS, PALS or BLS recertification that quickly, United Medical Education never rushes their students to complete their studying or the exams.
In its early days, prior to the creation of many of the regulatory and mediation agencies we're familiar with today, BLS played a role sometimes far beyond measurement.
The new measure of hours also will provide improved source data for the BLS in the preparation of productivity estimates, and the new measure of gross earnings will provide improved source data for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in the preparation of the wage estimates for GDP and personal income.
First shown by parent company General Motors at last year's Geneva Motor Show, the new Cadillac BLS Saloon has been created to add another important element to the US giant's growing international presence specifically targeting, says GM, European luxury car buyers.
The basic BLS, the e39,990 (ex-works) Business model looks like reasonably good value.
The BLS is Cadillac's first-ever entry in the luxury midsize market - and the first time a Cadillac has been offered with a direct-injection turbodiesel engine.