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BRAND RECOGNITION: The awareness on the part of the consumer that a brand exists and is an option to purchase. Companies work hard and spend considerable resources in an effort to facilitate brand recognition. By doing so, a company hopes to increase market share and develop brand loyalty. Scarcity Stan's Ye Olde Bakery Shoppe and Confectionery Palace spent a lot of time and money developing its brand name in Shady Valley.

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TRANSPORTATION: The movement of a good, resource, or commodity from one location to another. This is one of two primary types of production activity, the other being the physical transformation of a good. Transportation invariably involves significant amounts of capital goods, which makes it an industry prone toward either oligopoly or monopoly. In fact, many major oligopoly and monopoly industries are heavily involved with transportation. Public utility monopolies top the list (electricity and natural gas distribution). Oligopoly examples include airlines, railroads, long distance telephone, and television broadcasting.

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LAW OF DIMINISHING MARGINAL RETURNS

A principle of short-run production stating that as a firm combines more of a variable input with a fixed input, the marginal product of the variable input eventually declines. This is THE economic principle underlying the analysis of short-run production for a firm. It offers an explanation for the law of supply and the positive slope of the market supply curve.

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Consumer Price Index Urban
February 2014
234.781
Up 0.4% from January 2014 Source: BLS

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