difference between sales and profit As hicks income concept did not specify what is called "equal wealth", and thus the income concept formed the basis of many debates concept, and the theory of accounting earnings, especially the capital preservation theory has a great influence. In accounting, people used to call "maintaining the same level of affluence" as capital preservation. There were two opposing views of development in the 19th century. A push performance degradation is based on the second law of thermodynamics system, it argues that, due to the dissipation of energy, the world tends to be weak, the universe tends to "heat death", the structure of the retreat, disorder tend to the maximum, the whole world over time and the process of dying; Another is based on Darwin's theory of evolution of the evolution of the concept system, it points out that social evolution is the result of the increasing division of species, the evolution and increased, structure complex and orderly, and constantly reinforced by functional evolution, all nature and human society are to develop more advanced, more orderly organization structure. The conversion of commodity value into cost price + profit (k+p) includes the possibility of deviation from the residual value. Because profits for more than the balance of cost price, and the cost price is less than the goods value, it provides the individual capitalists in cost price above and below the value of the possibility of selling goods, so that to achieve the profit with the goods actually contains surplus value does not agree in number. The capitalist makes use of the difference between the value of the commodity and the cost price, as a driving force in the market competition. As the competition between different production department and the free flow of capital, make different special margin balance into average profit margins or average profit margins, so that the profits further into average profit, realize the amount of capital to achieve the same amount of profit. In the usual case, the average profit and the surplus value are inconsistent in quantity. The average profit is proportionately proportional to the total amount of capital in advance and not the amount of live labor that is governed by individual capital. This and make an objective truth, essentially profits is the product of capital, it is nothing to do with labor, in this way, capital on the relationship between the wage labor to make money and to be make, will be further. Plan form, it is to point to in words and index within the organization of the form of expression and organization of different departments and different members of a certain period of time in the future about the management of the direction, content and way to arrange. Data released by the American petroleum institute (API) showed that U.S. crude oil inventories fell 5.2 million barrels in the week ended Dec. 15, down from an expected 35.18 million barrels. Refinery inventories fell more than expected, while gasoline inventories rose, but were less than expected. The overall API data is good and good for oil prices.