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VALUE ADDED: The increase in the value of a good at each stage of the production process. The value that's being increased is specifically the ability of a good to satisfy wants and needs either directly as a consumption good or indirectly as a capital good. A good that provides greater satisfaction has greater value. In essence, the whole purpose of production is to transform raw materials and natural resources that have relatively little value into goods and services that have greater value.

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FLOATING EXCHANGE RATE: An exchange rate determined through the unrestricted interaction of supply and demand in the foreign exchange market. A floating exchange rate means that a nation's government is NOT trying to manipulate currency prices to achieve some change in the exports or imports.

     See also | exchange rate | currency | money | foreign exchange market | balance of trade | balance of payments | money supply | export | import | fixed exchange rate | managed float | J curve |

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Paper currency issued and authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is, in principle, backed up by, and exchangeable for, an equivalent value of silver. Silver certificates were in circulation as a medium of exchange for the U.S. economy during two periods, 1878 to 1923 and 1928 to 1957. A similar form of paper currency is gold certificates.

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