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LEGAL FORCES: Forces in the marketing environment that are shaped by government laws affecting business. These are very similar to political forces. Once laws are enacted they are usually very difficult to change. Many companies work hard at lobbying legislatures, Congress, and other elected to pass laws favorable to the company's best interests.

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NEGOTIABLE ORDER OF WITHDRAWAL ACCOUNTS: Interest-paying checking accounts maintained by commercial banks, savings and loan associations, and mutual savings banks. These function much like standard demand deposit checking accounts in that the funds can be withdrawn "on demand" by writing a check, but an interest is paid on the outstanding balance. Negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts are one type of checkable deposits. Others are demand deposits (standard checking accounts), share draft accounts, and automatic transfer service (ATS) accounts.

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The generation of revenue used to finance government operations that results from placing taxes on economic activity. The revenue effect is the primary reason that governments impose taxes on members of society. Without the revenue generated from taxes, governments could not provided valuable and essential public goods nor undertake other government operations. This is one of two effects of taxation. The other is the allocation effect, which is the change in resource allocation that results because taxes create disincentives to produce, consume, and exchange.

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