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BALANCE OF TRADE DEFICIT: An imbalance in a nation's balance of trade in which the payments for merchandise imports made by the country exceed payments for merchandise exports received by the country. This is also termed an unfavorable balance of trade. It's considered unfavorable because more goods are imported into the country than are exported out, meaning that domestic production is replaced with foriegn production, which then reduces domestic employment and income. A balance of trade deficit is often the source of a balance of payments deficit.

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PRINTERS UNION: This craft union among printers created in 1852 was the first permanent national union in the United States. While labor unions had be legal since the Commonwealth versus Hunt decision in 1842, most unions were craft unions and limited to labor markets in specific cities. The shoemakers union in Boston was unrelated to the shoemakers union in Philadelphia. The printers union was the first of several national craft unions established in the ensuing decade. As a national union, it controlled significantly more labor and thus exerted greater market control.

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MACROECONOMIC MARKETS

Three sets of markets that make up the macroeconomy--product, financial, and resource--which exchange the three primary types of macroeconomic commodities--gross production, legal claims, and factor services. The four macroeconomic sectors--household, business, government, and foreign--interact through these three sets of markets. The primary objective of macroeconomic theories is to explain activity that takes place in these three sets of markets.

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