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Economic History of the United States: Precolonial and Colonial Periods

"Over the course of the 16th century, wherever Natives met newcomers, they invented new economic relationships, often based on trade. By the time the English established what became their first permanent colony at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, the peoples of North America had created and sustained a variety of economies. ..." – By Peter C. Mancall

Growth of Global Corporate Debt: Main Facts and Policy Challenges

"The rise of non-financial corporate debt, however, also raised concerns. As non-financial corporate debt reached historic high levels, policy makers, academics, and practitioners increasingly cautioned that significant firm indebtedness could become a threat to the global economy. ..." – By Facundo Abraham, Juan J. Cortina and Sergio Schmukler

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