• Public School Finance Prospectus Paper
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    Public School Finance: Prospectus Paper Oklahoma utility companies are currently protesting the amount of taxes that they must pay. The dispute came about because of the difference between what utility companies and other commercial properties and other entities such as railroads and airlines must pay. The utility companies originally protested all of the taxes that they had to pay. They are now protesting the percentage of taxes that they must pay above what the commercial properties pay. The m...
  • Napster Record Companies
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    For many years the record companies have fixed record prices to avoid competing with each other and to maximize their profits. Currently, the record companies are collaborating in order to force Napster to shut down. The record companies are claiming that Napster is breaking copyright laws. Napster is a peace of software available for free on the Internet, which allows you to download almost any song you can think of. All you need to get Napster is a computer and Internet connection, the faster ...
  • Teen Smoking And Tobacco Companies
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    One of the biggest problems in this world today is under age smoking. Many tobacco companies influence smoking among minors. Minors are potential long-term smokers, therefore most tobacco companies target minors for profit. Tobacco companies target minors only for profit. They know that almost everyone that smokes started before the age of 18. Tobacco companies target minors in many ways. Minors are targeted with advertisements in many magazines. You can obviously tell tobacco companies are try...
  • Socially Responsible Corporations Companies Company Ben
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    Socially Responsible Corporations Socially Responsible Companies are those that put the public interest as a priority in everything they do. These companies range anywhere from the food industry (Ben and Jerry's) to communications (Motorola). These companies are noted as philanthropists, and are the leading companies in their markets. They also, most of the time, have very loyal employees who love working at their companies. The leader in socially responsible companies is the Fannie Mae Foundati...
  • Smoking Cigarette Companies
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    The leading tobacco companies have always had a winning marketing strategy. Though their marketing campaign may have been successful, it might not have always been ethical. In the past, before the U. S. government stepped in and imposed regulations on tobacco advertising, it appeared that the advertisements put out by cigarette companies were aimed at the youth of this country. Recently, the cigarette companies appear to be singing a different song. The new campaign appeals to non-smokers, stat...
  • Interest Rate Government Japanese Bonds
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    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) carried out the zero interest rate policy. The decrease of the interest rate was expected to work for recovery of the Japanese economy. The interest rate was already very low and the analysts wonder its effectiveness. Due to the collapse of the bubble economy, the Japanese economy became sluggish and suffered from six trillion dollars debt. The increase of the government bonds caused the increase of the loan rte. It also caused the appreciation of yen and damaged the Jap...
  • Piracy Software Companies Revenue
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    Piracy October 28, 1996 Ian Sum Recently, The Toronto Star published an article entitled 'RCMP seizes BBS, piracy charges pending.' The RCMP have possessed all computer components belonging to the '90 North' bulletin board system in Montreal, Quebec. The board is accused of allowing people the opportunity to download (get) commercial and beta (or commercial) software versions. I feel that the RCMP should not charge people that are linked to computer piracy, because the pirated software offers va...
  • Speeding Up The Close
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    "Speeding up the close" The article I choose to review is "Speeding up the close" by Gaye van den Hom bergh and Laurie Strewing from the magazine Financial Executive June 2004 issue. Companies with a 12-month accounting period otherwise known as a fiscal year are coming up with alternative ways to reduce time and speed up the process to meet the impending 60-day deadline. This article discusses fiscal year and the abilities of companies to close the books quickly to access real-time financial re...
  • Sweatshops United States
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    Sweatshops As companies grow larger and more competitive, they are looking for cheaper ways to produce their wares and increase their profit. That is, after all, how companies are able to succeed, by giving their customers a comparable product for a cheaper price. This increases sales and the overall bottom line. Which seems to be a beneficial plan for both the companies and the consumers. That is, as long as the consumers don't know how the product is being produced. The places that produce the...
  • Why Do Companies Spend Money On Computerized Systems
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    Starting in the late Twentieth Century, many companies started using computerized systems. Most of these companies started using these systems to save time and reduce costs. Even though these computerized systems are rather expensive, in the long run they saved companies money. The companies saved money by making or purchasing a computerized system by reducing paper usage and employee overtime. Since employees did not have to spend there time doing paper work, they could do their jobs faster and...
  • California Utility Companies Power Prices
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    Chris Parker 482. 004 Dr. Singer In 1996 deregulation allowed California utility companies to sell power plants and collect over 19 billion dollars in ratepayer subsidies. The money was used to purchase plants in other countries, reward executives with huge pay raises and buy back stock. A handful of unregulated companies withheld power, causing shortages to boost wholesale prices. Deregulation led many consumers to believe that open markets would bring in an array of choices and lower prices. ...
  • Should Companies Be Controlled
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    Should company's be greater controlled? Multinationals and major companies play an extremely important role in society, they make most of the important decisions as they have a lot of power and so are very influential. These include companies such as Enron, and Coca-cola. Many of these companies have so much power that no one controls them, they go unsupervised as they make huge profits and are seen as very powerful companies, afters scandals such as the Enron one, should these companies be grea...
  • Concern With Profits Profitable Business
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    1. concern with profits makes the companies insensitive to individual rights. E. g. the majority of the US oil companies support the war in Iraq. Cheap terrorist Iraqi oil will result in higher profits for these companies who support the idea of war despite numerous deaths. The majority of the US military companies support the war in iraq because they are able to sell the means of waging war and killing people. 2. When seeking profit the companies do not care about anything else. E. g. in Amst...
  • China Outlines Rules For Ipos
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    China has announced tougher requirements for companies planning initial public offerings which analysts said would make it more difficult for unprofitable or shell businesses to float on the domestic market. The rules, posted by the China Securities Regulatory Commission in state media on Monday, bar companies that have recently undergone major management or structural changes from listing and limit the scale of individual issues to twice the value of the company's net assets. They also ban list...
  • Crores Of Rupees Companies Sebi Investors
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    This scam refers to the many companies that were floated and which raised public funds through initial public offerings only to later disappear without a trace taking with them, the investors capital. The root of this menace can perhaps be traced to 1992 when, in the name of 'liberalisation', the government abolished the office of the Controller of Capital Issues (CCI) with a one-line order and asked the Securities and Exchanges Board of India to monitor the capital market. Many promoters took a...
  • Krispy Kreme Donut Industry
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    One of the industry's economic features include market size. The market size of the donut industry in the United States was a 4. 7 Billion. Americans consumed an estimate of 10 Billion donuts annually. The scope of competitive rivalry is global in this industry. Market growth rate for the donut industry was a few years on a small rise but in the recent years is continuing to grow steadily. The stage of life cycle of the donut industry is in the infancy of its because all of the donut industry c...
  • Cultural Training Cross Companies Countries
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    I found this article interesting related to 'The future of cross-cultural training'. No doubt due to Globalisation we can see that most of the multi national organisations worldwide, are developing their work force to work in culturally diverse environments. This enables the managers and other staff to work effectively for the accomplishment of the corporate goals. It is said that diversity and comlexity are every where and every day in real life. I endorse it and in my opinion the best way to f...
  • Foreign Companies Chinese Market Level
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    China has a lot of promises to honor after entry the WTO, such as lowering the tariff level, canceling 400 import quotas, and allowing foreign companies investing into our telecommunications, banking, insurance, and tourism sectors. The Chinese government will also relieve the red tap for both the Chinese and foreign companies to do business in China. The first challenge is the sharp competition brought by the foreign companies. Lowering tariff level, reducing quota, and relieving red tape means...
  • Aids The Dilemma Pharmaceutical Companies
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    Case 2: Treating AIDS- The Global Ethical Dilemma BACKROUND: The majority of the worlds HIV/AIDS cases are found in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The vast majority of these people in these countries can not afford that drugs that help make AIDS a chronic disease rather that an early death sentence. The pharmaceutical companies are unable to reduce the prices of these drugs low enough for the people to afford them. The companies are also fighting to protect their intellectual property laws, whi...
  • Biotechnology In Production Agriculture Companies Biotech Inputs
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    The short-term future of biotechnology in production agriculture looks bleak. The unattractive truth is that economics, not science can play a larger role in the future of biotechnology. Currently, some of the largest biotech companies are losing money buying up smaller companies. This reduction in competition is good and bad for the biotech companies. They can and must raise their prices to the producers to cover the costs of buying the other companies, research and development. International ...