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CE.12c 13.a,f

Financial Institutions, Currency, and Regulation

John Sheridan

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of CE.12c 13.a,f

Private Institutions, Currency,
& the Government Characteristics of Private Financial Institutions (12c)
(Private financial institutions act as intermediaries between savers
and borrowers that include households and business investors.) Include banks,
savings and loans,
and credit unions Receive deposits and make loans Encourage saving and investing by paying interest on deposits Currency and Coins (13f) Money is defined as anything that is generally accepted as a method of payment. When the United States government issues coins and currency, people accept it in exchange for goods and services because they have confidence in the government. Government issues money to facilitate this exchange. The three types of money generally used in the United States are: Coins Federal Reserve notes (currency) Deposits in bank accounts that can be accessed by checks and debit cards The Government (13a) Ways the Government Promotes Marketplace Competition Government Agencies that Regulate Business Enforcing antitrust legislation to discourage the development of monopolies
Trust – a group of several companies organized to benefit from the high prices they all agree to charge.
Engaging in global trade Supporting business start-ups FCC – maintains certain restrictions on television, radio, and other forms of communication
(Federal Communications Commission) EPA – enforces certain environmental laws and restrictions
(Environmental Protection Agency) FTC – regulates unfair business practices that hurt consumers
(Federal Trade Commission)
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