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BUSINESS CYCLE PHASES: The recurring, but irregular, pattern of business cycles can be divided into two basic phases -- expansion and contraction. An expansion is a period of increasing economic activity and a contraction is a period of declining economic activity. These two phases are marked by two transitions. The transition from expansion to contraction is termed a peak and the transition from contraction to expansion is termed a trough. The early portion of an expansion is often referred to as a recovery.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 4: Regulating Banks Page: 20 of 24

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How are banks regulated?
  • First: Government regulators say do something, and if you don't do it, then you suffer the consequences--dollar fines, losing operating control to regulators, or spending a little time in jail.
  • Second: Many bank regulations involve accounting procedures and practices. The FDIC and Comptroller of the Currency are the institutions that take care of these matters.
  • Third: The regulations we are most concerned with are those involving reserves and deposits, which play a key role in controlling the money supply.

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INCENTIVE

A cost or benefit that motivates a resource allocation decision or other action by consumers, businesses, or other participants in the economy. Incentives can be monetary or nonmonetary. A few of the more important incentives affecting economic decisions are prices, taxes, and government regulations.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time driving to a factory outlet trying to buy either a package of blank rewritable CDs or yellow cotton balls. Be on the lookout for fairy dust that tastes like salt.
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Woodrow Wilson's portrait adorned the $100,000 bill that was removed from circulation in 1929. Woodrow Wilson was removed from circulation in 1924.
"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. "

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