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WORKERS' COMPENSATION: A government-run insurance program that provides benefits to workers injured on the job. Funding for these benefits come from premiums paid by employers. The federal government mandates the program, but it's administered by each of the states. This creates a great deal of diversity, with some states having good benefits and high premiums (sort of pro labor), while others have lousy benefits and low premiums (pro business). In addition to differences among states, premiums also differ based on a business's historical record of accidents. Those companies with a higher number of industrial accidents pay more in premiums than those with fewer accidents.

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    Introductory Microeconomics is the study of the individuals, firms, markets, and industries, including the topics of consumer demand, production, cost, market structures, and factor markets.

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    SUBSTITUTE-IN-PRODUCTION

    One of two (or more) goods that use the same resource for production in an exclusionary manner. A substitute-in-production is one of two alternatives falling within the other prices determinant of supply. The other is a complement-in-production. An increase in the price of one substitute good causes a decrease in supply for the other.

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    U.S. Exports
    January 2014
    $192.5 billion
    Up 0.3% from Dec. 2013: Econ. Stat. Admin.

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    In 1914, Ford paid workers who were age 22 or older $5 per day -- double the average wage offered by other car factories.
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