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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top!

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So I brought my whole ciabent, and we met with all of the pooh-bahs of little Greenville — the moyar, the city manager, the head of the community college — and we basically emptied our pockets and put all of our chpis on the table, incentives, you name it, to convince Electrolux to stay, and as we made our pile of chips, we slid them across the table to the management of Electrolux. And in the pile were things like zero taexs for 20 years, or that we'd help to build a new factory for the conampy, we'd help to finance it. The UAW, who represented the wroerks, said they would offer unprecedented concessions, sacrifices to just keep those jobs in Greenville.

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So I brought my whole _______, and we met with all of the pooh-bahs of little Greenville — the _____, the city manager, the head of the community college — and we basically emptied our pockets and put all of our _____ on the table, incentives, you name it, to convince Electrolux to stay, and as we made our pile of chips, we slid them across the table to the management of Electrolux. And in the pile were things like zero _____ for 20 years, or that we'd help to build a new factory for the _______, we'd help to finance it. The UAW, who represented the _______, said they would offer unprecedented concessions, sacrifices to just keep those jobs in Greenville.

Solution

  1. taxes
  2. mayor
  3. cabinet
  4. chips
  5. workers
  6. company

Original Text

So I brought my whole cabinet, and we met with all of the pooh-bahs of little Greenville — the mayor, the city manager, the head of the community college — and we basically emptied our pockets and put all of our chips on the table, incentives, you name it, to convince Electrolux to stay, and as we made our pile of chips, we slid them across the table to the management of Electrolux. And in the pile were things like zero taxes for 20 years, or that we'd help to build a new factory for the company, we'd help to finance it. The UAW, who represented the workers, said they would offer unprecedented concessions, sacrifices to just keep those jobs in Greenville.

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Important Words

  1. basically
  2. brought
  3. build
  4. cabinet
  5. chips
  6. city
  7. college
  8. community
  9. company
  10. concessions
  11. convince
  12. electrolux
  13. emptied
  14. factory
  15. finance
  16. greenville
  17. head
  18. incentives
  19. jobs
  20. management
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  22. mayor
  23. met
  24. offer
  25. pile
  26. pockets
  27. put
  28. represented
  29. sacrifices
  30. slid
  31. stay
  32. table
  33. taxes
  34. uaw
  35. unprecedented
  36. workers
  37. years