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Government Bond

Any bond issued by an agency of the United States government. Government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the government and are considered risk-free. Most are negotiable, with prominent examples being Treasury securities or Ginnie Mae bonds. U.S. savings bonds, however, are not negotiable.

government

the primary decision-making body in a nation state responsible for national defence, maintaining law and order, etc. Government's economic role in the state depends upon the socio-political system the country has adopted, the two extremes being a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY and a PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. In the former case, governments play an all-embracing role, often owning most economic resources and determining what products to produce. In the latter case, where resources are held privately and markets are the main mechanism for allocating resources, governments play a more restricted role, merely influencing the general level of economic activity through DEMAND MANAGEMENT policies and redistribution of income and wealth. See MIXED ECONOMY, GOVERNMENT ( PUBLIC) EXPENDITURE.
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He said the gov't should convene an all parties meeting of all stakeholders to prepare a national policy to promote exporters.
GOV'T WATCH also pointed out that future leaders must be emphatic- or attuned to the feelings, wants and needs of the people.
Building a reputation as a tight, high energy band with a knack for extended improvisational jams, Gov't Surplus seamlessly threads multiple tunes into medleys of several songs while laying down a danceable groove that refuses to let you sit still.
Moon wrote that Gov't Mule's 2000 album "Life Before Insanity" already showed "greater attention to songwriting detail and more disarmingly earnest hooks" than before:
Indications are that the French gov't will grant Nureyev's request for asylum, and the De Cuevas Ballet promptly signed him at the delightfully capitalistic figure of $6,000 a month.