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  1. Environmental Economics

    An area of economics that studies the economic impact of environmental policies. Environment economists perform studies to determine the theoretical or empirical effects of environmental policies ...
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    A minimum price paid for certain agricultural products imported from developing countries. Fair trade is a movement which believes that it is unethical to pay producers in developing countries ...
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    FANGs stands for the high-performing tech stocks Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.
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    Born in the turbulent sixties, the Great Society was President Lyndon Johnson's answer to poverty, racism and other social ills.
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    A course of action undertaken by the Federal Reserve to constrict spending in an economy that is seen to be growing too quickly, or to curb inflation when it is rising too fast. The Fed will ...
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    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins with a petition filed by the debtor (most common) or on behalf of creditors ...
  8. Laissez Faire

    An economic theory from the 18th century that is strongly opposed to any government intervention in business affairs.
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    The strategy of selecting stocks that trade for less than their intrinsic values. Value investors actively seek stocks of companies that they believe the market has undervalued. They believe ...
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    1. An area of the economy in which businesses share the same or a related product or service. Economies are comprised of four sectors. The primary sector involves the extraction and harvesting ...
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    An account shown in the current liabilities portion of a company's balance sheet. This account is comprised of any debt incurred by a company that is due within one year. The debt in this account ...
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    A dark pool is a private financial forum or exchange for trading securities.
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