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Effects of Import.

  1. Lower domestic costs of productions.
  2. Enable production of goods that depends exclusively on non-domestic source of supply.
  3. Acquisition of technologies.
  4. Labor force as major driven factor for resorting to imports.


Effects of export.

  1. Boostering economic of scale for producing in home country.
  2. Shortages of goods may exist, leading to higher prices for domestic consumers.
  3. Major role in providing jobs and expansion of useful sources such as raw materials and information.


  • Proactive -> strategy or plan to endorse before problematic issues occur.
  • Reactive  -> plan commencing right after problem occur and to deploy corrective action.Image


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Yes, that’s a 14-year-old burger in my pocket…

Time-travel Hamburger.


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Have you ever cleaned out your refrigerator or pantry and found a really old piece of food?

You know what I’m talking about — Oreo cookies that have gone from black and white to all green, slices of mold-dripping bread, milk that smells like it was bottled at the sulfur mine.

Usually, we have a knack for knowing when to toss away food that’s about to go bad. But sometimes, we completely forget about it until we encounter quite a surprise.

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As Internet gets faster, Hong Kong & South Korea lead the broadband speed derby



The internet saw its average peak connection speed jump almost 35 percent at the end of last year, even as more and more people started accessing vital (and trivial) internet services through their mobile devices, according to the latest edition of Akamai’s State of the Internet report for the three months ending December 31, 2012. Akamai calculates the speeds and other data included in the report based on activity on the Akamai network.

Here are some broadband highlights for the fourth quarter of 2012 from Akamai’s official press release

  • Quarter-over-quarter, the global average connection speed rose 5 percent to 2.9 Mbps
  • On a year-over-year basis, average connection speeds grew by 25 percent. South Korea had an average speed of 14 Mbps while Japan came in second with 10.8 Mbps and the U.S. came in the eighth spot with 7.4 Mbps.
  • Year-over-year, global average peak connection speeds once again demonstrated significant…

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