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But the flat-rate plan - a response to competition that helped tumble the value of AOL's stock by 60 percent between May and June of last year - is a double-edged sword under the best of circumstances: Even as flat-rate pricing woos new and placates current subscribers, it limits the amount of money AOL can get from any one account.
A number of species shed their wings, and some flies release a chemical that placates their termite hosts when the termites lick it, explains Disney.
SB 773, the "financial" privacy legislation recently voted out of the Banking & Finance Committee of the California State Assembly does nothing to promote consumer privacy and instead placates or creates loopholes for a handful of special interests, according to the California Bankers Association.