world's most profitable company Finally, the regulatory layer began to conduct financial management of the Internet platform, intending to return money funds to the source of low risk, low yield and high liquidity. According to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of driving miles (VMT) in October 2017 is 268 billion miles, up 0.8 percent year on year and 0.2 percent month-on-month. According to the data, total vehicle mileage is expected to reach 2.685 trillion miles in 2017. It is not obvious in some analyses, but it is important to note that economic profits include opportunity costs. The profit of an entrepreneur (normal profit) is usually positive, but economic profit can be either positive or negative (loss). That's why the opportunity cost is included: in a completely competitive market, when marginal cost equals marginal revenue, profit maximization or loss minimization conditions arise. If the market price is lower than the total average cost, which means that the economic profit is negative, the entrepreneur needs to compare the value of the loss and the average variable cost. If the business continues to operate, the negative economic profit must not be lower than the average variable cost, otherwise the entrepreneur would rather shut down the company than continue to take the loss. Advertisement The government also told the bank of England that it could increase its $25bn in regular funding schemes, which means that this is unlikely to change.