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ACCOUNTING PROFIT: The difference between a business's revenue and it's accounting expenses. This is the profit that's listed on a company's balance sheet, appears periodically in the financial sector of the newspaper, and is reported to the Internal Revenue Service for tax purposes. It frequently has little relationship to a company's economic profit because of the difference between accounting expense and the opportunity cost of production. Some accounting expense is not an opportunity cost and some opportunity cost is does not show up as an accounting expenses.

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COMMERCIAL PAPER: Short-term negotiable financial instruments, or promissory notes, sold by corporations to raise working capital. The maturity length of commercial paper is less than a year, often 30, 60 or 90 days. The corporations who issue commercial paper are usually the largest, most stable, and most profitable businesses in the country.

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SCARCE GOOD

A tangible item produced with society's limited resources for the purpose of satisfying wants and needs. As a general notion, the phrase scarce good can also commonly include intangible services produced with society's limited resources for the purpose of satisfying wants and needs. A synonymous term for scarce good is economic good.

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