market forces


: the actions of buyers and sellers that cause the prices of goods and services to change without being controlled by the government : the economic forces of supply and demand
The value of these commodities is determined by market forces.

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Recent Examples on the Web But state business leader Danny Seiden argues that only a merger can help us, noting changing market forces and the commitments both companies have made to preserve jobs and keep prices low. Joanna Allhands, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2024 Several factors contributed to losses last year, the company said, including market forces, such as inflation, and above-market rates paid for rent at several locations. Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 Italy’s film industry is fighting to stay vibrant amid disruption caused both by politics and market forces. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 17 May 2024 Driven in part by legislation (such as the ONC Final Rule and the 21st Century Cures Act) and also in part by market forces, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of data available. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 For decades, the government has spent billions of dollars to try to narrow this chasm, only to stumble amid fierce industry lobbying and complicated market forces. Tony Romm, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2024 Airlines can’t easily switch between airplane manufacturers, making the company immune to typical market forces like passengers choosing a different manufacturer. David Goldman, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Others acknowledge the negative impact of nitrogen fertilizers but are hamstrung by market forces that consistently demand bigger crop yields. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2024 By extending and expanding the program and removing the financial cap on borrowers, market forces added to the soaring cost of tuition while increasing pressure for everyone to receive a college degree all without regard for the ultimate success – i.e. a well-paying job – of the effort. Brian Curcio, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024

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“Market forces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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