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1) commerce, in economics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Engaged in by all peoples from the earliest times, it has been carried on in some areas and by some peoples more than others, because of special geographical, technological,...

2) e-commerce. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Web or to business-to-business activities such as inventory transfers. A customer can order items from a vendor's Web site, paying with a credit card (the customer...

3) Commerce, United States Department of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States Department of, federal executive department charged with promoting U.S. economic development and technological advancement. In Feb., 1903, the Congress...

4) Commerce, city, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, city (1990 pop. 12,135), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1960. An important transportation hub for S California, Commerce...

5) chamber of commerce. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Each chamber of commerce usually has an elected board of directors, and its work is done through committees. Among the activities frequently carried on by these committees...

6) Interstate Commerce Commission. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Interstate Commerce Commission, (ICC), former independent agency of the U.S. government, established in 1887; it was charged with regulating the economics and services...

7) hedging. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The miller agrees to deliver the second lot of wheat at the time the flour is ready for market and at the price current at the time of the agreement. If the price...

8) Jones, Jesse Holman. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jesse Holman, 1874-1956, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1940-45), b. Robertson co., Tenn. A lumber magnate, banker, and millionaire of Houston, Tex., Jones was appointed...

9) commercial revolution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...European history, a fundamental change in the quantity and scope of commerce. In the later Middle Ages steady economic expansion had seen the rise of towns and the...

10) depression, in economics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Recessions mark a downward swing in the curve of the business cycle and are caused by a disequilibrium between the quantity of goods produced and the consumers' ability...

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