FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE (FOMC) is a 12-member committee consisting of the seven members of the Federal Reserve Bank and five of the 12 Federal Reserve Bank presidents. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is a permanent member while the other Federal Reserve presidents serve on a rotating basis. The committee sets objectives for the growth of money and credit that are implemented through purchases and sales of U.S. Government securities in the open market. The FOMC also establishes policy relating to Federal Reserve System operations in the foreign exchange markets.
OVER-APPLIED FACTORY OVERHEAD is the amount of factory overhead applied in excess of the actual factory overhead incurred for a production period.
SHELF LIFE specifies the period of time which a product can be stored, under specified conditions, and remain in optimum condition and suitable for use or consumption.
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