Interest groups now lobby the central bank as if it’s a legislature.
In a compromise intended to mollify some interest groups opposed to expanding use of white-space spectrum, Google proposed a “safe harbor” on channels 36-38 of the freed-up analog TV spectrum for exclusive use by wireless microphones, along with medical telemetry and radio astronomy devices. In effect, no white-space devices could use these channels.
Analysts have become obsessed with Google’s “paid clicks,” or the number of times users clicked on its ads. The company said there were up 20 percent from a year ago, though down from 30 percent growth rate of the previous quarter.
Google’s first-quarter report comes amid intense interest and speculation over the impact that a slowing economy may have on the Internet search giant and on the online advertising business overall.
Obama Calls His Budget Sweeping, Needed Change
By PETER BAKER
Saying he would defend his plan, President Obama cast himself as a populist crusader willing to do battle with special interests.
|Program for Elite Leadership (London School of Economics and Political Science)|
group noun [C]
the richest, most powerful, best educated or most highly trained group in a society:
the country's educated elite
a member of the elite
DISAPPROVING A powerful and corrupt elite has bled this country dry.
adjective [before noun]
Elite (= A group of excellent) troops were airlifted to the trouble zone.
noun [U] MAINLY DISAPPROVING
when things are organized for the benefit of a few people with special interests or abilities:
The accusation of elitism seems unfair as the festival presents a wide range of music, with something to please everyone.
based on elitism:
Many remember sport at school as elitist, focusing only on those who were good at it.
a group of people who have particular demands and who try to influence political decisions involving them:
Much of the pressure for changing the law has come from special interest groups.
[before noun], adverbin general rather than in particular, or including all the people or things in a particular group or situation:
The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
Overall, it has been a good year.
The overall winner, after ten games, will receive $250 000.
interest group noun [C] 利益集団, 圧力団体.
a group or organization with particular aims and ideas which tries to influence the government:
There's too much lobbying of MPs by special interest groups.
━━ n. 遠隔測定法（によるデータ）.radio astronomy 電波天文学.