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INFLATION PREMIUM: The difference between the nominal interest rate and the real interest rate. The role of the inflation premium is, quite simply, to adjust the interest rate for inflation. The nominal interest rate (the one on the loan contract) includes a real interest rate needed by the lender and a surcharge equal to the expected inflation rate used to maintain the purchasing power of the future payments. This expected inflation rate is the inflation premium.

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INTRODUCTION STAGE: The first stage in the product life cycle, characterized by high research and development (R&D) and high production costs. Companies invest heavily in advertising and promotional activities to achieve product and brand name recognition in the minds of the consumers. Profits are usually non-existent and there is a high probability of failure during this initial stage. Product failure can occur if proper market research was not completed prior to development of the product (or service). This lack of research might lead to the development of a product that does not really have a market. Other situations that can cause failure at this stage include: lack of capital, an incomplete/defective product, or poor strategic planning.

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FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE

A committee of the Federal Reserve Board that is charged with conducting open market operations and is more generally responsible for guiding monetary policy. It is comprised of the 7 members of the Board of Governors and the Presidents of 5 Federal Reserve District Banks. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets about eight times a years, on average every six weeks, usually on a Tuesday, to set the course of monetary policy. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board is also the Chairman of the FOMC. The President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank is always on this committee and is invariably selected as the Vice Chairman of the FOMC.

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The first paper notes printed in the United States were in denominations of 1 cent, 5 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents.
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