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EQUITY MARKET: A market that trades the equity of companies. In other words, a stock market.

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CLOSED ECONOMY

An economy that does not engage in international trade or other forms of interaction with other countries. That is, a closed economy neither exports goods and services to, nor imports goods and services from, other economies that make up its foreign sector. It is "closed" to the flow of goods and services into or out of the country. The alternative to a closed economy is an open economy, one that does engage in international trade.

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Gambling On A State LOTTERY

You might recall during our discussion of gambling in the entry appropriately titled gambling, that I purchased $5 worth of Super Luck-O Multi-State Lottery tickets at the Master's Sprocket convenience store. Well, the day of the big drawing came and went. I was about as close to winning as the planet Pluto is to buying a Hot Mamma Fudge Bananarama Ice Cream Sundae on a cold winter morning. At least the five dollars I paid for lottery tickets goes to a good cause. The state uses a share of the proceeds for education, and that keeps my taxes lower. If you'll excuse me for a moment, I've got another ten bucks in my pocket screaming for the chance to by some more Super Luck-O Multi-State Lottery tickets. While I'm doing that, why don't you see if this is a wise consumption move on my part.
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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time lost in your local discount super center trying to buy either a wall poster commemorating the first day of spring or a lazy Susan for you dining room table. Be on the lookout for empty parking spaces that appear to be near the entrance to a store.
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A U.S. dime has 118 groves around its edge, one fewer than a U.S. quarter.
"Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."

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