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TRADE UNION: A labor union composed of workers in the same occupation, but not necessarily in the same industry, producing the same product, or employed by the same firm. Common examples of craft unions are for plumbers, carpenters, and musicians. Craft unions generally exert market control by limiting the number of suppliers. The American Federation of Labor (AFL) began as a collection of craft unions. This is also termed a craft union.

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BLACK DISMALAPOD
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who likes to wear black clothing because doing so raises your state of mind to the level of morose. Family and friends are happiest when you are in another time zone. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at an auction looking to buy either blue cotton balls or a genuine down-filled pillow. Be on the lookout for defective microphones. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter F, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 587679. Your preferred shopping venue is convenience stores. Your special symbol is the pound sign (#).


Is this You?

As a Black Dismalapod, you tend to be grumpy and gloomy, morose and melancholy, and often downcast and disgruntled. You don't really trust others and expect only the worst from them. You are seldom disappointed. You tend to spend a lot of time by yourself. Sadly, you recognize that you are destined to come up on the short end of any economic transaction.


This isn't me! What am I?
DEMAND INCREASE

An increase in the willingness and ability of buyers to purchase a good at the existing price, illustrated by a rightward shift of the demand curve. An increase in demand is caused by a change in a demand determinant and results in an increase in equilibrium quantity and an increase in equilibrium price. A demand increase is one of two demand shocks to the market. The other is a demand decrease.

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Scraping Up The POLLUTION

One of Shady Valley's featured factories is Mona Mallard's Duct Tape Industries. It's the world's leading producer of duct tape -- that shiny, seemingly omnipresent, cloth-like tape that's used for everything EXCEPT ventilation ducts. Mona Mallard's Duct Tape Industries also employs thousands of voting, taxpaying Shady Valley residents. The amount of campaign money, legal and otherwise, contributed by Mona Mallard herself to Shady Valley politicians is, well, incalculable. All of this means that our little pedestrian exploration through the backlot dumping ground of Mona Mallard's Duct Tape Industries main production plant puts us on very, VERY sensitive turf. The reason, of course, is that the duct tape plant has been discarding sticky, toxic, gooey junk onto the ground. This is a potentially hazardous situation, not only because this sticky, toxic, gooey junk appears to be leaking into the Shady Valley River, but because a Mona Mallard's Duct Tape Industries security guard is headed in our direction. Rather than confront this guard, I suggest we spend our time exploring the problems of pollution. RUN!
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The 22.6% decline in stock prices on October 19, 1987 was larger than the infamous 12.8% decline on October 29, 1929.
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