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Q34: In an attempt to guarantee the security of its innovative water purification method, the company required each employee to sign a confidentiality agreement prohibiting that its water purification methods be disclosed to companies using an analogous purification process. A. prohibiting that its water purification methods be disclosed to companies B. prohibiting them from the disclosing of its water purification methods to any company C. prohibiting disclosure of its water purification methods to any company D. that would prohibit them from disclosure of its water purification methods to companies E. that would prohibit its water purification methods to be disclosed to a company Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q35 to Q37: Many economists believe that a high rate of business savings in the United States is a necessary precursor Line to investment, because business sav- (5) ings, as opposed to personal savings, comprise almost three-quarters of the national savings rate, and the national savings rate heavily influences the overall rate of business investment. (10) These economists further postulate that real interest rates—the difference between the rates charged by lenders and the inflation rates—will be low when national savings exceed business (15) investment (creating a savings surplus), and high when national savings fall below the level of business investment (creating a savings deficit ). However, during the 1960’s real interest rates (20) were often higher when the national savings surplus was large. Counter- intuitive behavior also occurred when real interest rates skyrocketed from 2 percent in 1980 to 7 percent in 1982, (25) even though national savings and investments were roughly equal 18
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throughout the period. Clearly, real interest rates respond to influences other than the savings/investment (30) nexus. Indeed, real interest rates may themselves influence swings in the savings and investment rates. As real interest rates shot up after 1979, for- eign investors poured capital into the (35) United States, the price of domestic goods increased prohibitively abroad, and the price of foreign-made goods became lower in the United States. As a result, domestic economic activity (40) and the ability of businesses to save and invest were restrained. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q35: The passage is primarily concerned with --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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