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With the Fed chief explaining about tapering off and the timing of a rate hike, "The monetary policy direction now is toward a stronger dollar (against the yen)," said Toru Moritani, chief market economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Of 73 patients assigned to the strategy of tapering off only, 37 were successful at discontinuing diazepam or equivalent doses of another benzodiazepine.
OXNARD - The biggest storm of the year is expected to smack the Southland this evening, dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain along the coast and as much as 8 inches of rain in the mountains and foothills before tapering off Thursday.
Growth in TAV has averaged an impressive 10% annually for the past five years in Edinburg, rebounding by a solid 12% in fiscal 2006 after tapering off somewhat to 6.