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Have you worked for minimum wage? Would you favor increasing minimum wage?

Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? If so, for how long? Would you favor increasing the minimum wage by a dollar? By two dollars? By five dollars? Explain your reasoning. Explain how your answer might change from today's high unemployment vs. two or three years from now when the unemployment rate has returned to about 5%.

Complete amortization schedule. Allen Corp: Classify transactions

See attached file for format of the tables. Problem 1. Villarente Company issued 5-year $200,000 face value bonds at 95 on January 1, 2012. The stated interest rate on these bonds is 9%, and the effective interest rate is 10.33%. Use the effective interest rate method to complete the amortization schedule below. Cash P

Given the expected return on a portfolio, calculate the standard deviation.

You own a portfolio that has 35% invested in asset A, and 65% invested in asset B. Asset A's standard deviation is 12% and asset B's standard deviation is 18%. The correlation coefficient between the two assets is -0.7. The expected return on the portfolio is 13%. What is the portfolio standard deviation? 1. 8.5% 2. 9.3%

Role of Global Organizations and Consortiums

Identify a non-North American project in the global arena that was funded by a consortium of public and private financial institutions. Discuss the nature of the consortium and evaluate the role of each player. Assess the impact of the consortium's involvement on the project.

Finance: Evalulate Jane's Three Possible Investments in Stock

Jane is considering investing in three different stocks or creating three distinct two-stock portfolios. Jane considers herself to be a rather conservative investor. She is able to obtain forecasted returns for the three securities for the years 2010 through 2016. The data are as follows: Earning before depreciation, interest

Sunflower Incorporated: Changes and Implementations

Using appropriate terms and theories, analyze the case provided. The analysis should answer the following questions: - How would you determine whether Albanese managed the pricing and purchasing changes at Sunflower successfully? Do you think the changes were implemented successfully? Why or why not? - What might Albanese

short term and long term financing

I need help figuring this out. Short-term and long term financing Biochemical corp required $500,000 in financing over the next three years. The firm can borrow the funds for three years at 10.60 percent interest per year. The CEO decides to do a forecast and predicts that if she utilizes short-term financing instead,

Recommendations for setting admission prices

12) The local space museum has hired you to assist them in setting admission prices. The museum's managers recognize that there are two distinct demand curves for admission. One demand curve applies to people ages 12 to 64, whereas the other is for children and senior citizens. The two demand curves are:

Choosing the Most Important Financial Statement

Pretend that you are potentially either an investor, vendor, creditor, or employee (just pick one) of a company - healthcare related, or otherwise. As such, which Financial Statement for that company is the most important to you? Why?

The Process of Underwriting

Explain the purpose of underwriting and describe the steps in the underwriting process. Which step do you think is most important and why?

Collins System Inc. Financing Plans

Collins System inc., is trying to develop an asset financing plan. The firm has 300,000 in temporary current assets and 200,000 in permanent current assets. Collins also has 400,000 in fixed assets. Construct 2 alternative financing plans for the firm. One of the plans should be conservative, with 80 percent of assets financ

Strategic Corporate Finance: Time Value of Money for Apple Inc.

Time value of money calculations for Apple Inc bonds Suppose Apple is selling a bond that will pay you $2000 in one year from today. Keep in mind that if Apple has financial difficulties in one year you might not get your full $2000 back. Given that a dollar one year from now is always worth less than a dollar today, you most

Investment Portfolio Endowment Choices

Ferris, an investment management firm located in New York, has recently been retained as the endowment fund manager for a small Midwestern college. The firm is attempting to determine a best investment portfolio for its client and has reduced overall consideration to six alternative investments to add to the college portfolio. I

Equity - Middleton Clinic

Middleton Clinic had total assets of $500,000 and an equity balance of $350,000 at the end of 2006. One year later, at the end of 2007, the clinic had $575,000 in assets and $380,000 in equity. What was the clinic's dollar growth in assets during 2007, and how was this growth financed? San Mateo Healthcare had an equity ba

Finance Problems

1. Dr. Gulakowicz is an orthodontist. She estimates that adding two new chairs will increase fixed costs by $150,000, including the annual equivalent cost of the capital investment and the salary of one more technician. Each new patient is expected to bring in $3,000 per year in additional revenue, with variable costs estimate


Allied Laboratories is combining some of its most common tests into one-price packages. One such package will contain three tests that have the following variable costs: Disposable syringe $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 Blood Vial 0.50 0.50 0.50 Forms 0.15 0.15 0.15 R

Entries: Loan Between Young Company & Dobson Industries

Young Company lends Dobson Industries $30,000 on January 1, 2010, accepting a 9-month, 12% interest note. If Dobson dishonors the note and does not pay it in full at maturity but Young expects that it will eventually be able to collect the debt, which of the following entries should most likely be made by Young Company?

A deposit of $350 earns the following interest rates

see attachment A deposit of $350 earns the following interest rates: • 8 percent in the first year, • 6 percent in the second year, and • 5 percent in the third year. What would be the third year future value? The time line for this problem is: Period 0 8% 1 6% 2 5% 3 years Cash Flow -350

Finance Problems: Risk Free Rate of Return

Find attached finance problems I appreciate helping and solving in advance. 1. The risk free rate of return is 8 percent; the expected rate of return on the market is 12 percent. Stock X has a beta coefficient of 1.3, an earnings and dividend growth rate of 7 percent, and a current dividend of $2.40. If the stock is selling f

Company's Key Financial Data Compared with Corresponding Ones

See the attached file. The Ivory Furniture Company (Financial Analysis) The Ivory Furniture Company is a manufacturer of home and office furniture and such household hardware items as curtain rods, picture hangers and the like. The company was formed in the early 1990's as a consolidation of four smaller furniture suppliers

Compute the Cash Collections from Sales for Each Quarter

The sales budget for your company in the coming year is based on a 20 percent quarterly growth rate with the first-quarter sales projection at $150 million. In addition to this basic trend, the seasonal adjustments for the four quarters are 0, -$16, -$8 and $12 million, respectively. Generally, 50 percent of the sales can be col

Given the current state of the economy and our financial markets, it it more desirable for firms to raise money through debt or through equity at this time? Corporations almost always need more funds and capital in order to keep running, so not raising funds is not an option. So is debt or equity the best option at this time for a typical corporation given the difficulties of our financial markets?

Given the current state of the economy and our financial markets, it it more desirable for firms to raise money through debt or through equity at this time? Corporations almost always need more funds and capital in order to keep running, so not raising funds is not an option. So is debt or equity the best option at this time for

Hypothesis Testing for Coca Cola

Based on Coca Cola, compute the company's daily stock returns over the past year. The null hypothesis is that the stock's daily return over the past year is equal to 0 percent. The alternative hypothesis is that the stock's daily return over the past year is not equal to 0 percent. Make a decision on whether or not the sto