Petrol supplies hit by
oil refinery strike
Motorists urged not to panic-buy as strike forces closure of UK's largest oil pipeline.
IBM to Stop Director Option Grants
IBM said it will discontinue a program that awards stock options to non-employee directors. Instead it will double their annual retainer to $200,000.
1. n. - 保留者, 護圈（bearing retainer 軸承護圈）, 保持者, 定位器（齒科）
2. n. - 保留, 雇, 聘, 保留授權, 聘用定金
1. The act of engaging the services of a professional adviser, such as
an attorney, counselor, or consultant.
2. The fee paid to retain a professional adviser.
━━ n. 【史】家臣, 家来; ＝retaining fee弁護士手当. ;〔英〕 （貸室などの使用権）保留料.
n. - 保持者, 召使, 雇っておくこと, 弁護士依頼料
"忠臣蔵Chushingura:ちゅうしんぐら" in Japanese. "忠臣:ちゅうしん" means a loyal(faithful) retainer. "蔵：くら" means a warehouse.
panic buying noun [U]
when many people suddenly buy as much food, fuel, etc. as they can because they are frightened about something bad such as a war that is going to happen soon:
The government admitted that there was a petrol shortage, but warned people against panic buying.
Business Dictionary: Panic Buying/SellingFlurry of buying or selling accompanied by high volume done in anticipation of sharply rising or falling prices. A sudden news event will trigger panic buying or selling, leaving investors little time to evaluate the fundamentals of individual stocks or bonds.