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AMEX: The common abbreviation for the American Stock Exchange, which is one of three national stock markets in the United States (see National Association of Securities Dealers and New York Stock Exchange) that trade ownership shares in corporations. In terms of daily stock transactions and the number of stocks listed, the American Stock Exchange is the smallest of these three. However, it's composite index of stock prices -- AMEX is considered important enough to be flashed briefly on the nightly news.

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT: The purchase of financial and physical assets in one country by businesses and residents of another. Business that call one country their home, especially those from more advanced nations, have found it advantageous to construct factories, establish distribution centers, buy corporate stock, or otherwise invest in the assets of another country. Foreign investment indicates that an economy is relatively productive and worthy of investment by others.

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GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS

Resource allocation activities that are more efficiently performed using the coercive government powers of taxation, spending, and regulatory authority than by private sector market exchanges. The most noted activities are (1) common defense; (2) education; (3) transportation; (4) public health and safety; (5) legal and judicial system; and (6) money.

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