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HOSTILE BID: The price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase enough stock to obtain controlling interest in company during a hostile takeover. A hostile bid price is inevitably greater than the current market price of the stock. The higher price is designed to induce reluctant stockholders to sell their stock.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 1: Instability Page: 1 of 26

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It's a fact of life that the economy is unstable. Like a roller coaster rises and falls, the economy expands and contracts.
  • The economy goes up and down, twisting and turning along the way.
  • In general, we prefer the good that comes with a rising, expanding economy and don't like the bad that comes with a falling, contracting one.
  • The fluctuations in the economy never stop.
  • It is difficult for the economy to run full speed at all times.
  • Economic fluctuations go by the term business cycles.

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ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

An annual report of the economic performance of the U.S. economy written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). It provides an overview of the nation's economic progress. A goal of the report is to provide the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. The Council of Economic Advisors, the governmental body responsible for the report, was established by the Employment Act of 1946. The Economic Report of the President has been published every year since 1950.

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Helping spur the U.S. industrial revolution, Thomas Edison patented nearly 1300 inventions, 300 of which came out of his Menlo Park "invention factory" during a four-year period.
"Executives who get there and stay suggest solutions when they present the problems. "

-- Malcolm Forbes, business executive

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