The GDP (gross domestic product) is not considered to be a good measure of economic well-being by many because it only measures the sales and income from economic purchases rather than looking at any moral implications. ... More »

Some precautionary measures for those using a pacemaker include avoiding magnetic resonance imaging and therapeutic radiation procedures, turning off large motors during repair work, avoiding high-voltage machinery, and ... More »

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Meteorologists measure cloud cover in oktas, units of measure that divide the sky into eighths. Readings run from 0 oktas, a clear sky, up to 8 oktas, a completely overcast sky. Special all-sky cameras, which photograph ... More »

Economic variables include: gross domestic product, consumer price index, producer price index, employment indicators, retail sales and consumer confidence. These variables, also referred to as indicators, provide quanti... More »

Real Gross Domestic Product is an inflation-adjusted measure of the value of economic output. Unlike GDP, real GDP is adjusted for price changes, which means it reflects the true growth of the economy. More »

The United States' gross domestic product and related figures are available from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis website's interactive data section, as of 2015. Other sources of this informati... More »

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Nominal GDP is a measure of the Gross Domestic Product in absolute terms, while real GDP is a measure that factors in the rate of inflation. More »