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DEBIT CARD: An increasing popular means of accessing the funds in a bank checking account. While debit cards look (and taste) almost exactly like credit cards, they are fundamentally different in how they are processed on a bank's end of the transaction. A credit card works through a liability (a loan with the bank). A debit card works through an asset (a checkable deposit with the bank). As such, debit cards are better suited for the title "plastic money" than credit cards.

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GOVERNMENT DEBT: The total amount of all government securities outstanding. This is also frequently termed the public debt.

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RECOVERY

The early phase of a business-cycle expansion that occurs shortly after a contraction has ended. During a recovery, the unemployment rate remains relatively high, but is beginning to fall, and real gross domestic product begins to increase, usually rapidly. However, because the contraction remains fresh in the minds of many, it may not be immediately clear that the trough of the contraction has actually ended.

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The portion of aggregate output U.S. citizens pay in taxes (30%) is less than the other six leading industrialized nations -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or Japan.
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