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Summary: Algeria's government announced a 25 percent increase in the minimum monthly wage on Thursday in a bid to improve purchasing power and soften the blow of high inflation.
Sherwin-Williams said weaker paint sales to residential, commercial, consumer and global customers drove down third-quarter earnings, but stricter cost controls helped soften the blow.
s cost-cutting and push into new markets is helping soften the blow from weakness in the company's mainstay businesses.
PEOPLE can get advice to help soften the blow of the recession.
Barclays, which employs more than 1,000 people across Merseyside, said it hoped voluntary redundancies and redeployment would soften the blow.
To soften the blow, Metro has cut investments 36% to $2.
They expressed concern on the future of the forest industry and what the federal government can do to help soften the blow to small towns like Kenora.
THE introduction of the increased first registration fee will add a fiver to the cost of the hybrid Lexus RX 400h SR, but the company is incorporating some spring changes to soften the blow.
SCOTLAND are ready to soften the blow for England after their shocking Euro 2008 failure by suggesting the teams revisit their old rivalry next summer.
To soften the blow of their results, anyone who gets a U grade can today claim a free flight to a plethora of European cities.
To soften the blow, please tell him I think his wife takes excellent pictures.
8 on its latest list of the Best Sports Cities in the country -- not up to par with Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Detroit, New York, Denver and Boston -- does it soften the blow any knowing that Anaheim (not of Los Angeles) limped in at No.