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HARD PEG: Establishing a fixed exchange rate between one national currency (usually that of a small country) and another national currency (usually that of an industrial power). One country, in other words, "pegs" the value of its currency to the value of another currency. This is commonly done by countries with a history of monetary instability is used as a means of restoring and maintaining order. This U.S. dollar is frequently used for a hard peg by other smaller nations. The result of a hard peg is to eliminate control by the pegging nation and relying on the actions of the targeting nation.

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PLANT

The physical capital (building and equipment) at a particular location used for the production of goods and services. A plant, or factory, is usually a relatively large production operation (compared with something smaller, like a shop). While plant and firm are occasionally used synonymously, a given firm might own more than one plant and a given plant might be owned by more than one firm.

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We've avoided the clutches of Smilin' Ted, the insurance guy, during our saunter through economy, but our luck has run out. Here he comes, ready to offer you, me, and everyone else within earshot the chance to buy auto, health, life, and property insurance. If you really, REALLY care to ask, I'm sure that Smilin' Ted has other insurance possibilities as well. But, I'm not going to ask. If YOU want to know, then YOU have to ask.
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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at a going out of business sale seeking to buy either a wall poster commemorating the 2000 Olympics or a flower arrangement with a lot of roses for your grandmother. Be on the lookout for telephone calls from long-lost relatives.
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