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SALES MAXIMIZATION: The notion that business firms (especially those operating in the real world) are primarily motivated by the desire to achieve the greatest possible level of sales, rather than profit maximization. On a day-to-day basis, most real world firms probably do try to maximize sales rather than profit. For firms operating in relatively competitive markets, facing relative fixed prices, and relatively constant average cost, then increasing sales is bound to increase profits, too. Moreover, according to the notion of natural selection, even firms that seek to maximize sales, those that also maximize profit will remain in business.

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CROSS ELASTICITY OF DEMAND: The relative response of a change in demand to a relative change in the price of another good. More specifically the cross elasticity of demand can be defined as the percentage change in demand for one good due to a percentage change in the price of another good. The cross elasticity of demand quantitatively identifies the theoretical relationship between other prices and demand discussed by the other prices. This elasticity should be compared with price elasticity of demand and income elasticity of demand. You might want to check out elasticity for a little background.

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UNEMPLOYMENT REASONS

People can be unemployed for a variety of reasons. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes five prime reasons for being unemployed: (1) job losers, (2) job leavers, (3) those who have completed temporary jobs, (4) re-entrants, and (5) new entrants.

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