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LEVERAGE: The use of credit or loans to enhance speculation in the financial markets. Suppose, for example, that you take the $1,000 in your bank account to your stock broker and purchase $1,000 worth of stocks, bonds, or whatever. A leveraged purchase would let you use your $1,000 to buy, let's say, $10,000 worth of stocks or bonds. The remaining $9,000 of the purchase price comes from a loan.

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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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UNIT OF ACCOUNT

The money function in which money is used as the common benchmark to designate the prices of goods exchanged throughout the economy. Unit of account, or measure of value, means money is functioning as the measuring unit for prices. In other words, prices of goods are stated in terms of the monetary unit. This is one of four basic functions of money. The other three are medium of exchange, store of value, and standard of deferred payment.

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