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News Words: Investment

News Words
Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," where we teach you about words in the news.

Many business news stories use this word when talking about making money: The US central bank noted in its statement that the job market has improved, consumer spending and business investment has increased and the housing market is stronger. When people or companies put money into a business, for example, with the hope of making more money, it is called an "investment." Investments can include stocks, bonds, property, and equipment. Businesses make investments hoping to increase their profits.

Now, when you hear the word "investment," your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.