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EUROPEAN COMMISSION: The executive body of the European Union that is charged with initiating Union-wide regulations. This is as close as the European Union has come to a centralized "federal" government comparable to that in the United States. It, however, has not achieved the status. The 15 national members of the European Union still retain a significant degree of autonomy.

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GIFT TAX: A tax on the transfer of assets from one person to another. The gift tax is different from estate and inheritance taxes in that it applies to people who are still alive. In fact, the gift tax was created because people sought to avoid estate and inheritance taxes by giving their stuff away before dying. But all gifts are not taxed. There are both annual and lifetime exemptions on gifts subject to this tax. These exemptions are changed from time to time, so you might want to investigate further if you happened to hit the big jackpot on a television game show. Some, but not necessarily all of that prize is likely to be taxed.

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UNLIMITED LIABILITY

A condition in which owners of a business are personally held responsible for any debts created by the business. Proprietorships and partnerships are the two types of business organizations in which owners have unlimited liability. Unlimited liability tends to restrict the size of a business and prevents large scale production. The alternative to unlimited liability is limited liability, a characteristic of corporations.

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The 1909 Lincoln penny was the first U.S. coin with the likeness of a U.S. President.
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