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EDUCATION: An increase in the knowledge or skills processed by people. Education is generally view from a "formal" perspective, in which "students" sit in classrooms attuned to enthralling lectures from teachers before they are forced to reveal their education through exams. Education, however, can be much less formal, acquired on the job or through the real word experiences. An important economic aspect of is how it enhances the productivity of labor by increasing human capital. Education, in fact, has been one of the prime sources of economic growth and improved living standards.

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SEC: The abbreviation for Securities and Exchange Commission, which is a federal government agency that regulates the trading of corporate stock to protect investors against unscrupulous practices. Like a number of other federal regulatory agencies, the SEC was established in the 1930s--1934 to be exact. The impetus for its formation was to prevent investors from manipulating the stock market and to prevent other practices that contributed to the 1929 stock market crash. The SEC has all sorts of rules governing the stock market, including information disclosure, insider trading, speculation, and use of credit.

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Depository financial institutions that were originally established to assist home owners with low-cost mortgage loans using savings deposits. Savings and loan associations (S&Ls) offer checkable deposits that are part of the M1 monetary aggregate. While S&Ls are not "officially" chartered as banks, similar to other thrift institutions (credit unions and mutual savings banks) they do function comparable to any traditional bank, offering a wide range of deposits, loans, and other financial services.

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