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DEPRECIATION: A more or less permanent decrease in value or price. "More or less permanent" doesn't include temporary, short-term drops in price that are common in many markets. It's only those price declines that reflect a reduction in consumer satisfaction. While all sorts of stuff can depreciate in value, some of the more common ones are capital, real estate, corporate stock, and money. The depreciation of capital results from the rigors of production and affects our economy's ability to produce stuff. A sizable portion of our annual investment is thus needed to replace depreciated capital. The depreciation of a nation's money is seen as an increase in the exchange rate. This process is described in detail in the entry on the J curve.

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COMPANY

An organization, usually consisting of more than one person, that combines resources for the production and supply of goods and services. The term company is generally used synonymously with other terms such as business, firm, and enterprise. If a distinction exists, company is used in reference to a group of people engaged in production (as opposed to a single person).

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e-commerce sales
2nd Quarter 2014
$75.0 billion
Up 4.9% from 1st Quarter 2014 US Census Bureau

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time driving to a factory outlet seeking to buy either an electric coffee pot with automatic shutoff or a brown leather attache case. Be on the lookout for bottles of barbeque sauce that act TOO innocent.
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The first paper notes printed in the United States were in denominations of 1 cent, 5 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents.
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-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president

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