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 Economy of the United States
The United States is rich in mineral resources and fertile farm soil, and it is blessed with a moderate climate.
In the United States, the corporation has proved to be an effective device for accumulating the funds needed to launch a new business or to expand an existing one.
For instance, in the United States, government is primarily responsible for the administration of justice, education (although there are many private schools and training centers), the road system, social statistical reporting, and national defense.
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 Economy of the United States
The United States has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $42,000.
United States business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers, and to develop new products.
United States firms are at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers and in medical, aerospace, and military equipment; their advantage has narrowed since the end of World War II.
infotut.com /geography/United-States/Economy   (504 words)

 Speech: Japan and the United States in the World Economy
Hence the course of economic relations between the United States and Japan plays a critical role in the world economy as well as a central role in overall relations between the two countries.
There are enormous risks to the world economy as long as Asia festers and the United States correctly sees Japanese recovery as a necessary component of resolving that key problem.
To be sure, in light of the strong performance of the American economy, there have been short-run benefits to the United States from the sharp rise in the value of the dollar and the expansion of our trade deficit.
www.iie.com /publications/papers/paper.cfm?ResearchID=315   (2680 words)

 The Globalist | Global Economy -- Will the United States Ever Be a Real Environmental Force?
While all the world was convinced that the United States would stay on the sidelines, the nation responded to the aggression of Germany and Japan only after it was directly attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
These actions enabled the United States to begin the economic conversion needed for the war effort: To move industries into the manufacture of armaments, to establish the contracting procedures and to launch the research and development that was needed.
The United States, he said, was planning to produce 60,000 planes, 45,000 tanks, 20,000 anti-aircraft guns and 6 million tons of merchant shipping.
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 United States Economy - A Brief History
The United States posted trade deficits in seven of the 10 years of the 1970s, and the trade deficit swelled throughout the 1980s.
In the United States, meanwhile, "corporate raiders" bought various corporations whose stock prices were depressed and then restructured them, either by selling off some of their operations or by dismantling them piece by piece.
Japan's economy, often considered a model by Americans in the 1980s, fell into a prolonged recession -- a development that led many economists to conclude that the more flexible, less planned, and more competitive American approach was, in fact, a better strategy for economic growth in the new, globally-integrated environment.
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 Paper: The Resurgent Japanese Economy and a Japan–United States Free Trade Agreement
China has bypassed Japan (and the United States) as the main trading partner of virtually every country in the region and has clearly become its growth locomotive, accounting for almost one quarter of the increase in total world trade in 2003 and passing Japan as the world’s third largest importer.
Now that both the US and Japanese economies are growing robustly, and the exchange rate between their currencies is nearing equilibrium, it is time for the two countries to return to a positive agenda to strengthen their economic (and indeed their overall) relationship.
Hence there is a strong case for Japan and the United States, as they pursue their numerous bilateral FTAs with other countries, to anticipate these developments and to avoid the increasingly serious frictions that will otherwise affect their relationship, by launching a bilateral FTA negotiation themselves.
www.iie.com /publications/papers/bergsten0504.htm   (2634 words)

 Economy of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The United States has the largest and the most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $40,100.
A recession began during the transition to the Bush Administration in connection to the end of the dot-com boom, and was exaserbated by the September 11, 2001 attacks, But tax cuts (which put the government back into deficits) helped the nation recover in a few years.
In the United States it has been growing steadily, rising from more than $3.4 trillion (3.4 T$) in 1983 to around 8.5 T$ by 1998.
economy-of-the-united-states.iqnaut.net   (3629 words)

 United States Economy - MSN Encarta
In the United States a corporation is chartered by one of the 50 states as a legal body.
That means it is, in law, a separate entity from its owners, who own shares of stock in the corporation.
The advantages of limited liability and of an unlimited number of years to operate have made corporations the dominant form of business for large-scale enterprises in the United States.
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 Economy Of USA, US Economy, USA Economy Overview, Statistics on USA Economy, USA Economic Profile, USA In The World ...
The United States of America is world's third- largest country in terms of population.
The US economy has an edge over other rich countries as indicated by its labour force growth rate of 1.3% (1997-03), while other high income countries have less than 1% growth in workforce over these years.
The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita Gross National income of $37,610, (2003) this figure is significantly higher in comparison to that of other developed countries.
www.economywatch.com /world_economy/usa/index.html   (288 words)

 NationMaster - American Economy statistics
The United Kingdom and United States are both in the top ten for Gross Domestic Product - and for child poverty.
The United States is the richest country but we still have the second highest percentage of children in poverty.
Another thing is that as long as you have an economy that is stratified, you will have "child poverty." You could live in a country where your family makes one million dollars a day, but if the average household income is two million dollars a day, you live in poverty.
www.nationmaster.com /country/us-united-states/eco-economy   (643 words)

 Economy of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the early 1980s, the United States has transformed from being the world's largest creditor to having a substantial current account deficit and a national debt, which is now approximately 64% of the GDP and the highest since the 1950s.
The economy remained stable until the 1970s, when the U.S. suffered stagflation.
Using radically different definitions, two major groups of advocates have claimed variously that (a) the United States has eliminated poverty over the last century[10]; or (b) it has such a severe poverty crisis that it ought to devote significantly more resources to the problem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_the_United_States   (3538 words)

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A third characteristic of American political economy is the absence of long chains of deduction, such as English economists have affected, from the assumption that competition equalizes the wages of labourers and the profits of capitalists in different occupations and localities throughout a country.
But in some States, Pennsylvania especially, there were rich coal-beds and iron ores; and the owners of these and the capitalists at their side were naturally impatient for an earlier harvest, in reaping which, moreover, they could not, like the English protectionists, be charged with taxing the food of the labourer.
The prospects of political economy in the United States should be augured rather from the capacity shown than from what has been actually done, and in that sense the works of both the writers just referred to afford favourable indications.
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 Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy. | North America > United States from AllBusiness.com
The new economy is one in which the rate of change is so fast that it is only a "blur" and the lines distinguishing buyers from sellers or products from services are "blurring".
Using a funnel approach, the authors start their analysis at a macro level the economy - then they move to the organizational realm, and finally to the micro or individual level.
In an economy that values intellectual capital, individuals (labor) can become "free agents" by managing their talents and accepting jobs from the highest bidders.
www.allbusiness.com /north-america/united-states/733852-1.html   (848 words)

 Disease Economy: How the United States Economy Runs on "Treating" Chronic Disease
We're basing our economy on the idea that we can treat more and more people with drugs and medical services and keep selling them soft drinks and fast food while calling it economic growth.
In the old days, the arguments for the invisible hand in the economy were that if you let entrepreneurs compete in a free market, they would devise clever and efficient ways to create, produce and deliver goods and services to consumers that would ultimately enhance their quality of life.
They're operating in a disease economy, and in a disease economy, it costs way too much for workers because workers are diseased, and you have to cover the costs of treating all that disease so you can have health insurance for all those workers.
www.organicconsumers.org /artman/publish/article_237.cfm   (3775 words)

 United States: Economy
The mineral and agricultural resources of the United States are tremendous.
Although its output has declined, the United States is among the world leaders in the production of pig iron and ferroalloys, steel, motor vehicles, and synthetic rubber.
The United States is also one of the largest producers of cattle, hogs, cow's milk, butter, cotton, oats, wheat, barley, and sugar; it is the world's leading exporter of wheat and corn and ranks third in rice exports.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0861710.html   (382 words)

Third, the insurance company told the Limo Economy Cab company that it would have to transport all wheelchairs with a carrier that is attached to the vehicle and the Limo Economy Cab vehicles are not equipped with such carriers.
The Department and the Limo Economy Cab company subsequently engaged in negotiations to address the insufficiencies of the company’s amended policy and attempted to resolve this dispute expeditiously and without resort to costly and protracted litigation.
Limo Economy Cab is a private entity primarily engaged in the business of providing taxi services to members of the general public on a regular and continuing basis and its operations affect commerce.
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 01/21/04: LOL, socialist European economy loses to United States again
The EU's executive agency said Europe is falling further behind the United States after a standstill year in which European job growth evaporated, public finances deteriorated and the average unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent.
His report lamented a "substantial gap" between Europe and the United States in the ability to rally risk capital and money for research and development, quickly process patent applications and spend generously on information technologies.
At a 2000 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, the EU leaders pledged to overtake the United States as the world's leading economy by 2010.
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 A "New Economy" in the United States?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1994, the United states had a budget deficit of $200 billion.
Looking ahead, the Congressional Budget Office in the United States forecasts that if there are no changes in tax rules and if discretionary spending on the full range of programs continues to increase at the rate of inflation, by the year 2009 the entire U.S. national debt will be paid off.
Indeed, to reduce the risk of future increases in inflation, the Fed is likely to increase interest rates to slow the growth of demand in the United States.
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 Economy of USA, Economy of the United States, Powerful Economy of the World, USA Economy
The United States Of America (USA) is the largest and most technologically powerful economy of the world.
The per capita Gross National Income of the country has reached at US $37,610 in the year 2003, which is much higher in contrast to the other developed economies of the world.
Presently the world's top most economy's failures are also more clear when we go through IMF's report on the economy which is observing a record-low household saving rate and a large federal fiscal deficit.
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 Economy of the United States Summary
According to the twelfth decennial census in 1900, the population was more than seventy-six million, an increase of nearly 21 percent from the 1890 census.
In 1960, the United States was the most prosperous nation in the world, and it was still growing fast.
Economy of the United States: U.S. unemployment rates, 1950-2005.
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 Philippines - Political Economy of United States Military Bases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In early 1991, the Philippine government was in ongoing negotiations with the United States on the future status of United States naval and air facilities at Subic Bay and Clark Air Base.
A third and politically very important consideration, was the sum given to the Philippines by the United States in connection with the presence of the bases, referred to as aid by United States officials and as rent by the Filipinos.
In 1991 talks over the future of the bases and the size and terms of the aid or rent that would be given in consideration for continued United States access to military facilities in the Philippines was the most important unresolved issue.
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 United States - Economy
The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $42,000.
US business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers, and to develop new products.
Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage in the Gulf Coast region in August 2005, but had a small impact on overall GDP growth for the year.
www.exxun.com /UnitedStates/e_ec.html   (762 words)

 A "New Economy" in the United States?
Martin Feldstein is President of the National Bureau of Economic Research, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
In 1994–95, productivity was rising at 1 percent and unit labor costs were increasing at 1 percent.
In addition, if foreign lending to the United States is reduced, the dollar will decline and interest rates in the United States will rise.
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 The United States economy from 1950 to the present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The United States economy from 1950 to the present
In the 1980's the economy improved, the stock market turned bullish, home sales soared, and although there was a short lived stock market sell off in 1987 the economy was much improved over the 1970's.
The later half of the 1990's was a time of low inflation, a booming economy and a strong stock market.
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 Economy & Trade - United States Mission to Germany
As many studies have shown, income distribution in the United States and other industrialized countries is skewed.
[…] [This] suggests that a huge proportion of the economy's productivity gains are neither being passed on to consumers through lower prices—which would have the effect of raising real incomes very broadly—nor being distributed to investors as profit, nor even being used to raise the wages of most employees in industries seeing rapid productivity growth.
Half of the states have enacted consumer incentives to encourage consumers to buy such autos, and the 2005 Energy Bill included tax incentives for consumers buying certain alternative fuel vehicles.” The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association including BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motos, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.
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