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TRADITIONAL BANK: The original type of commercial bank that handled customer deposits and made investment loans to businesses. Traditional banks, chartered at the national, state, or local levels, were the only entities legally able to issue checking accounts prior to the 1980s. While still dominant in the banking industry, traditional banks are joined by savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks.

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Lesson 5: Demand | Unit 3: Demand Curve Page: 10 of 20

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A demand schedule can be use to plot a demand curve.
  • The connected plotted points are called a demand curve.
  • A demand curve has negative slope.
  • Higher prices correspond with smaller quantities.
  • The demand curve embodies the law of demand.

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AD VALOREM TAX

A tax specified as a percentage of the price or value of a good, service, asset, or other activity. Ad valorem taxes tend to be broad based, imposed on activities such as income and retail sales. In fact, the two most important ad valorem taxes are income taxes and sales taxes. People pay a percentage of their incomes in income taxes or a percentage or the value of their purchases in sales taxes, regardless of the amount of time spent working or the quantities of goods purchases. An alternative is a per unit tax, with is a tax specified as a percentage of the physical quantity of a good.

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A thousand years before metal coins were developed, clay tablet "checks" were used as money by the Babylonians.
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