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LABOR AGREEMENT: A formal, official, legal contract between a firm and the labor union representing the firm's employees. Such an agreement stipulates the various aspects of employment, including wages, fringe benefits, vacations, layoffs, promotions, and grievance procedures. The terms of the agreement are generally negotiated through the collective bargaining process. Should the collective bargaining process breakdown, the terms of the labor agreement might be helped along through a third-party mediator. If this doesn't help, then the labor union might call a strike or the firm might impose a lockout. Once in effect, any questions about the terms of the agreement are often subject to arbitration.

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TREASURY SECURITY: A financial instrument or legal claim used by the federal government to borrow money. Treasury securities are issued by the U.S. Treasury to cover the federal government's budget deficit. They are classified as either Treasury bills, Treasury notes, or Treasury bonds.

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MONEY

Anything that is generally accepted in exchange as payment for goods and services. The emphasis is on "any" because any item or asset can serve as money so long as it is generally accepted in payment throughout an economy. While the key function of money is to act as a medium of exchange, money also functions as a store of value, standard unit of account, and standard of deferred payment

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time watching the shopping channel trying to buy either a pair of gray heavy duty boot socks or a 50-foot blue garden hose. Be on the lookout for empty parking spaces that appear to be near the entrance to a store.
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