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Duty vs Tariff   Duties and tariffs are both forms of taxes that are imposed on the import and export of goods to and from foreign countries. Since both are taxes, they are not voluntarily offered and are usually forced onto businesses and individuals. Duties and tariffs are quite similar to one another in... 
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Tax vs Levy   Any individual, firm, corporation, or legal entity will have to make a payment to their country’s government known as a tax payment. The funds that are collected through tax is the largest income that the government receives and is used for the running of government, investment, development,... 
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Purchase vs Acquisition (Method of Accounting)   Mergers and acquisitions are complex scenarios in which one firm combines/purchases another firm’s assets, liabilities, technology, knowhow, innovation, patents, trademarks, etc. The accounting methodologies that are used in the process of recording such... 
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NASDAQ vs Dow Jones (DJIA)   The Dow Jones Industrial average (DJIA) and NASDAQ Composite Index are indexes that track the movement of a number of different stocks. The DJIA is made of companies that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange while the NASDAQ index is composed of companies that are traded on the... 
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Movement vs Shift in Demand Curve   Movement along the demand curve and shift in the demand curve are concepts that are closely studied in economics when discussing the forces of demand and supply. The demand curve illustrates the total quantity demand for a product at varying prices. The movement along the... 
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Middle Class vs Working Class   Middle class and working class are two groups of people who are in different levels of the social hierarchy due to their differing levels of education, values, lifestyles, jobs, and social grouping. The middle class is between the upper class and working class and the working... 
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Equity vs Shares   Equity and shares are concepts that are frequently used when discussing how business operations are financed. The two terms equity and shares are closely related to each other in that they both represent capital or ownership stake held in a company or in an asset. Due to their major similarities... 
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Term Deposit vs Fixed Deposit   Term deposits and fixed deposits refer to deposits that are held in a bank for a fixed period of time. The two terms are used interchangeably and refer to the same types of deposits such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit. However, the term ‘fixed deposit’... 
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Pension vs Annuity   Annuities and pensions are quite similar to one another in that they are both used for retirement purposes. However, annuities can also be taken out by any person for a number of different reasons, whereas a pension is provided by an employer solely for the purpose of retirement. Due... 
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Current vs Noncurrent Assets   Assets that are held by a company consist of two categories, which are current assets and noncurrent assets. Current assets are those assets that the company will hold with the intention of converting to cash in the short term. Noncurrent assets, on the other hand, are held... 
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Savings vs Investment   Saving and investing are both equally important to individuals and businesses. Savings are usually done to achieve short term payment goals and needs and are low risk in nature. Investments are made with the aim of making larger profits and, therefore, involve bearing higher levels... 
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Economics vs Business   Many students face a common dilemma when deciding between the subjects that they should take on for their universities entrance/advanced level exams or which majors and subjects they should pick when studying for their bachelor’s degrees. One such choice that needs to be made is... 
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Mortgage vs Hypothecation   Mortgages and hypothecation are terms that are frequently used to explain loans that are taken out by individuals for the purpose of financing various assets. The similarity between the two is that in order for the loan to be granted an asset must be pledged to the bank; however,... 
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Mortgage Rate vs APR   Mortgage rates and APR are both information that are provided to a borrower when taking out a mortgage loan. Since both rates are provided to the borrower when applying for a loan, many loan applicants are confused about how these rates are related to each other. The article offers... 
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Trade Discount vs Cash Discount   Discounts are a reduction on the price of the goods or services that are provided by the seller to the buyer. Discounts result in the buyer having to pay an amount less than the listed price for the products, and such discounts are usually offered for to encourage customers... 
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Savings vs Checking Account   Savings accounts and checking accounts are the two most common types of accounts that are maintained by businesses and individuals. While both savings accounts and checking accounts help the individual or business to manage their funds in some way, they are quite different to... 
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