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G-20: In 1999, the Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) leading industrialized nations announced the creation of the Group of Twenty (G-20). This international forum of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors represents 19 countries, the European Union and the Bretton Woods Institutions (the International Monetary Fund -IMF-- and the World Bank). The G-20 promotes discussion, and studies and reviews policy issues among industrialized countries and emerging markets with a view to promoting international financial stability. Member countries include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

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TRADITIONAL BANKS

The first financial intermediaries to function as depository institutions, maintain deposits, make loans, and directly control the checkable deposits portion of the economy's money supply. Traditional banks were THE original banks, the financial depository institutions first to offer checkable deposits. Traditional banks invariably have the word "bank" in their names and are charted by either the Comptroller of the Currency or one of the fifty state corporation commissions. Three other types of banks, as a group commonly termed thrift institutions, are credit unions, savings and loan associations, and mutual savings banks.

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Shopping Around For RETAIL PRICES

It's time for another one of our frequent stops at Mr. Market Super Food Discount Store, this time to check out the story behind retail prices. As consumers, we spend a large fraction of our nonworking, nonsleeping lives wandering grocery stores aisles, searching clothing store racks, and surveying department store displays for the right product at the right price. How do we know, like the name of the long-running game show, if "The Price is Right?" How are retail prices set and do they really tell us the value of a product?
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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time looking for the new strip mall out on the highway trying to buy either a computer that can play video games and burn DVDs or a black duffle bag with velcro closures. Be on the lookout for poorly written technical manuals.
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Potato chips were invented in 1853 by a irritated chef repeatedly seeking to appease the hard to please Cornelius Vanderbilt who demanded french fried potatoes that were thinner and crisper than normal.
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