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The Role of Government and Regulation

Green Business Question Movement towards green and sustainable practices are undoubtedly accelerating. Big businesses as well as governmental, non-governmental organizations are indeed making sincere efforts to achieve this goal. Awareness and opinion of the people is most important in to pressurize the organizations to do more and meaningful in this direction.

- As a consumer, to what extent does green and sustainable product service or design influence you to buy a product? Does price or sustainability influence you more? Explain why. - Do new businesses today tend to start as wholly green and sustainable enterprises, or is it something toward which a business must work? Is it eve

Reinvented Government

Former Vice President Al Gore launched a "reinventing government" initiative during the Clinton Administration that sought to streamline government procedures and processes, and also sought to reduce duplication in government personnel. This is hardly a new concept, as almost every presidential administration has sought to disco

Compensation issues, role of US government.

1. Please identify the three most important things that you have learned so far about compensation issues. Please explain why these three issues are significant for you. 2. If you were working to convince your manager to improve or change your organization's approach to compensation issues, what benefits would you identify

Oil Market Regulation

What are your thoughts on the following scenario: To prevent gasoline prices from having devastating effects on the economy it has been proposed that all gasoline prices in the United States be fixed at the average price for the last two years. For simplicity it will be assumed that this price is $2.50 per gallon. When equil

Electronic Platforms: E-books & E-government

1. Define what an e-book is and describe what the advantages are to using e-books as compared to traditional printed books 2. What is the difference between e-government and m-government? What are some of the benefits of m-government, and what are some of the implementation issues involved?

Government Import Policies

Governments often pursue policies that promote exports while limiting imports. What are some of those policies? Does this make sense? What kinds of problems can policies cause for companies in these countries?

Government and Social Security

Do you think the federal government should increase spending on Social Security and Medicare for the elderly? If not, how should the elderly fund retirement and medical costs? Provide research support for your positions.

Regulatory Agencies

I work for a publishing company that covers issues a few regulatory issues such as Inside U.S. Trade, FDA, OSHA, EPA, and Defense issues I and I need some assistance answering the following questions: Identify at least one regulatory agency that has an effect on your organization or an organization with which you are famili

Consumer Demand and Government Regulation

Please help me respond to the following: - Determine whether consumer demand is created and sustained by the advertising industry, or whether it is already present and simply informed by advertising. Provide specific examples to support your response. - Evaluate the arguments for and against self-regulation in the advertis

Insurance Market Regulation

I need some help with answering the following questions: - Describe the main participants in the insurance market. - Explain how the economic theory of supply and demand applies to the insurance market. - Describe how the courts, the law, and the insurance commissioner provide consumer protection in the insurance market. -

Jim Reed manages a fleet of utility trucks for a rural county government

Discussion post 1 Jim Reed manages a fleet of utility trucks for a rural county government. He's been in his job 30 years, and he knows where the angles are. He makes sure that when new trucks are purchased, the salvage value is set as low as possible. Then, when they become fully depreciated, they are sold off by the county at

Government and nonprofit

Under pressure to balance their budgets, governments at all levels have resorted to fiscal gimmicks, such as delaying the wages and salaries of government employees from the last day of the month to their first day of the following month. In the year of the change they thereby had one fewer pay periods. How would the change affe

Government and nonprofit

What are pass-through grants? Under what circumstances must a recipient government report a pass-through grant as both a revenue and an expenditure?

Roles, expenditures, and revenue for the federal state

Create a matrix identifying the roles, expenditures, and revenue for the federal, state, and local levels of government. - Select three revenue sources in public budgeting. - Summarize and describe each revenue source and which fund the source should fall under or be tracked in. Additionally, address the following: - Impo

The Ability to Write Clearly and Concisely

Describe your ability to write clearly, concisely and persuasively, with particular emphasis on the ability to analyze and explain complex legal issues including regulatory, procedural and constitutional issues.

discharge with just cause

Grievance Discussion Case 3: Safety Gloves Discharge, with Just Cause? This case examines if a termination is justified based on employment law and union contract due to the circumstances given.

Importance of Safety in Children's Products

What do you think is the best way for society to protect children from harmful toys? Specifically, what are the appropriate roles for various stakeholders in this process? Consider the Mattel Recall.

Not-For-Profit vs. For-Profit Businesses: What is the defining distinction between for-profit businesses and not-for-profit entities, including governments? In your opinion, which is run more efficiently and why? Is there a direct link between revenues and expenditures in business entities? What about in government or not-for-profit organizations?

1.) What is the defining distinction between for-profit businesses and not-for-profit entities, including governments? In your opinion, which is run more efficiently and why? 2.) Is there a direct link between revenues and expenditures in business entities? What about in government or not-for-profit organizations?

Compensation in Federal Government and Military

Critique federal government or military's method(s) for granting pay raises. Describe the methods and make recommendations for improvement. Be realistic and consider if and how the difficult economy is impacting your employer.

Telecommunications Business: Ericsson

Assume you have been selected as a non-technical personnel at Ericsson United Kingdom. Bearing in mind the current and future telecommunications market (with emphasis on 4G mobile broadband) with regards to United Kingdom, how do you see yourself making a business contribution and impact in your role at Ericsson?

Article analysis of "Geithner Says Banking Regulation..."

Financial Regulation The article "Geithner Says Banking Regulation Law Worth Fighting to Preserve" discusses the financial reforms that were set in place to protect the stability of our banking institutes. Geither states that the regulations are long overdue. In fact he claims that "If these reforms had been in place a decad

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1.) You are working as the contracting officer for a Department of Defense Agency and you receive a phone call from the president of Acme corp., a company that is in the final stages of a large contract for the supply of electronic components for a weapon system. To date the Contractor has performed very well and there has been

A decision whether to borrow money or sell stock is an example of a financing decision an investing decision an operating decision a future decision 2. After months of planning, Alana opened a Natural Foods store on April 1 by investing $15,000 of her own money. She spent $10,000 on furnishings and fixtures that had been delivered and set up the night before. A friend had loaned Alana $5,000, which she used to purchase inventory prior to opening. When Alana opened for business on April 1, her accounting system should have contained what balances for total assets and total liabilities. Total Assets Total Liabilities $20,000 $0 >$20,000 $5,000 $15,000 $5,000 $15,000 $0 3. The following amounts of capital were obtained to start operations of Lightning Enterprises at the beginning of 2007: Owners' contribution of cash $80,000 Owners' contribution of machinery & equipment 18,000 Loan from the bank 46,000 $144,000 What is the amount of liabilities for this firm? $18,000 $46,000 $98,000 $126,000 $144,000 4. Which of the following is an operating activity? purchase of equipment payment of cash dividends sale of equipment purchase of inventory 5. Net cash flow is generally NOT thought to be a valid measure of an organization's performance for a period because it (Points : 2) is usually smaller than the amount of net income includes the results of activities not related to operations focuses only on the net change in owners' equity violates the periodic measurement concept 6. Orlando owns a supper club and needed to obtain funds for the business. A bank loaned the supper club $20,000. Concerning the supper club, which of the following increased because of this loan? owners' equity liabilities revenues expenses 7. A firm must depend on its ____ activities to generate profits. investing operating nonrecurring financing 9. During May, the Family Resort had revenues of $20,000 and expenses of $8,000. The owner withdrew $7000 cash from the business during the month. If owners' equity on May 31 was $18,200, owners' equity on May 1 must have been $13,200 $12,000 $6,200 $37,200 10. Assets are resources controlled by an organization and available for its use in the future. True False 11. Investing decisions involve choices about when and where to obtain financial resources and the amount needed. (Points : 2) True False 12. The purpose of financial reports is to provide information useful to current and potential investors and creditors in making decisions. True False 13. The Fast Freight Company purchased a new delivery truck by making a cash down payment and signing a note payable for the balance. How will assets, liabilities, and owners' equity be affected by this transaction? Assets Liabilities Equity decreased increased no change Assets Liabilities Equity increased increased no change Assets Liabilities Equity increased decreased increased Assets Liabilities Equity no change increased decreased Assets Liabilities Equity no change decreased increased 14. Which of the following accounts is a liability? interest expense interest payable interest revenue interest receivable 15. Which of the following accounts would be increased as a result of the sale of inventory to a customer? cost of goods sold owners' equity accounts payable inventory 16. Match the event below to the proper category of activity. Operating Activity Financing Activity paying employee salaries paying off a bank loan obtaining a loan designing a new product buying factory equipment refunding a customer's money paying off a bank loan buying new tools 17. What effect do revenues and expenses eventually have on Retained Earnings? Revenues Expenses decrease decrease Revenues Expenses decrease increase Revenues Expenses increase increase Revenues Expenses increase decrease 18. Tyler & Company had the following account balances at the end of September: Cash received from customers $5,400 Sales revenue (all on account) 7,000 Purchase of land (all for cash) 700 Cash paid for equipment 2,200 Cost of goods sold 3,000 Other operating expenses 900 What amounts should be reported for each of the following? Net Income Cash Flow $8,500 $1,600 $3,800 $3,200 $6,300 $(500) $3,100 $2,500 19. Which of these is NOT an expense? cost of goods sold wages paid to employees for services consumed merchandise inventory purchased taxes paid to government 20. At the end of an accounting period, the amount of net income earned by a company is transferred to the balance sheet and reported under which one of the following categories? owners' equity liabilities assets all of the above

See attached 1. A decision whether to borrow money or sell stock is an example of a financing decision an investing decision an operating decision a future decision 2. After months of planning, Alana opened a Natural Foods store on April 1 by investing $15,000 of her own money. She spent $10,000 on furn