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S CORPORATION: A legal firm type that is officially structure as a corporation, especially with limited liability of the owners, but is able to avoid the double taxation of profits through the use of a special section of the Internal Revenue Service tax code (Chapter S). The profit of an S corporation is considered the income of its owners and is thus taxable only as individual income. There are, however, limits on who can be an owner of an S corporation.

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HARD CURRENCY: Historically money that is in the form of precious metals, especially gold. In modern times, any national currency that is expected to retain its value (and even appreciate in value), and is readily acceptable for most international transactions. The U.S. dollar, German marc, and Swiss franc tend to be near the top of the list of hard currencies (also termed hard money).

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GAME THEORY

An analysis that illustrates how the choices between two players affect the outcomes of a "game." Game theory is commonly used to explain the behavior and decision making of oligopolistic firms. It illustrates that cooperation, rather competition, between two "players" can lead to an outcome that is more beneficial to both players.

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