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A financial institution that provides various products and services to its customers, including checking and savings accounts, loans and currency exchange.


Any activity or organization that produces or exchanges goods or services for a profit.


To buy and use a good or service.


Tangible objects that satisfy economic wants.


A piece of work usually done on order at an agreed-upon rate. Also a paid position of regular employment.


Anything that is generally accepted as final payment for goods and services; serves as a medium of exchange, a store of value and a standard of value. Characteristics of money are portability, stability in value, uniformity, durability and acceptance.


A good or service that can be used to satisfy a want.


Activities performed by people, firms or government agencies to satisfy economic wants.


Effort applied to achieve a purpose or result, often for pay; skills and knowledge put to use to get something done; employment at a job or in a position; occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.