non profit giveaways In theoretical economics, investment means buying (and therefore producing) capital goods - not being consumed but being used in future production. Examples include building railroads, or factories, cleaning the land, or allowing yourself to go to college. Strictly speaking, investment in formula GDP= C + I + G + NX is also part of gross domestic product. In that respect, the function of investment is divided into non-residential investments (such as factories, machinery, etc.) and residential investment (new homes). The correlation between I = (Y, I) is known to have a close relationship with income and interest rates. Higher incomes would boost higher investment, but higher interest rates would discourage investment because it would be more expensive to borrow. Even if companies choose to use their own funds to invest, interest rates represent the opportunity cost of investing in those funds rather than the interest that will lend out. Not only can consumers have more choices in the price, variety and service of commodities, but also make it better for enterprises to purchase production factors and sales products. UK faces longest fall in living standards since records began, says thinktank Apple has released some incredible huge facts for their third quarter of 2011, with quarterly revenue reaching $28.7 billion, growing 82% year over year along with a net gain of $7.31 billion. Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO said: 'We're thrilled to deliver good quarter ever, with revenue up 82 percent and profits up 125 percent.' and the man added 'Right now, we're very focused and pumped up about bringing iOS 5 and iCloud to the users this fall.'