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Why don't retailers donate unsold clothes to charity?

Advice columnist Ann Landers has attacked a practice engaged in by some clothing retailers in her column. The retailers will slash or tear items they have been unable to sell and throw them away instead of giving the merchandise to employees or low income people. Ann was puzzled by this behavior. The only plausible explanation s

Thoughts Regarding Corporate Finance

Hi, I need some assistance understanding the following topic. Topic: What are the most critical concepts involved with successful capital structure patterns? Can certain steps be overlooked? Why or why not?

Health, economics and finance

1. Sketch the QALY diagram and determine how many QALYs are achieved during the year by the typical patient in a 1-year clinical trial who belongs to the treatment group and has a baseline HUI2 health state of 133111 and a 1-year HUI2 health state of 112111. The typical patient in the control group has a baseline HUI2 health sta

Discussion of Financial Scandals

Hi, I need some assistance constructing 3-4 paragraphs in order to help develop a concept (with some good references) on the following question: Question: If a financial institution is caught up in a financial scandal, would you expect its value to fall by more or less than the amount of any fines and settlement payments?

Create a price index.

Create a price index for Green Bay Packer fans using the following basket of goods with 1997 prices as the base year. Quantities Prices In 1997 1997 1998 90 lbs of cheese $2.50/lb $2.0/lb 12 flannel shirts

Cash Flows and Decision Making

A company has a metal bending machine and is considering a replacement for the machine. If repaired, the existing machine can be used for another 5 years. The existing machine will have no salvage value at the end of 5 years if kept for that period; however, the firm can sell the existing machine today to another firm for $4,500

Report the Change in Household Income

Visit: Go to this site and click on "Income Data." Report the change in Household Income for the last year to year period listed. Also view the data to see how this has been allocated by race. What do you learn from these demographics?

Rate of growth of wages subject to Social Security taxes

Suppose the real rate of growth of wages subject to Social Security taxes is expected to average 1% per year during the next 40 years. Assume that the Social Security tax rate remains constant, and prove that the average return on Social Security taxes paid into the Social Security trust fund will also be 1%. Why can workers wit

Calculating the Periodic Payments for Given Cases

1. What equal (uniform) series of payments must be put into a sinking fund to accumulate $65000 in 15 years at 15% compounded annually when payments are annual? 2. What annual equal payment series is necessary to repay a series of 10 end-of-year payments that begins at $6000 and decreases at a rate of $200 a year with 12% in

Compute the Net Present Value (NPV)

An alternative requires $12000 to be paid at the end of year 1, year 2, and year 3. All values are in constant dollars. Using the tables in the chapter, compute the NPV of this alternative. Round intermediate calculations to two decimal places.

Financial & Managerial Accounting problem.

A condensed balance sheet for Bradford Corporation Prepared at the end of the year appears as follows: Assets Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity Cash........................................... $ 95,000 Notes payable (due in Accounts receivable............... 155,000 6 months)........................... $ 40,000

Cost Benefit Analysis for New Irrigation

A cost-benefit analysis of a new irrigation project indicates that the net benefits = Benefit - Cost (B-C) of the project in each year will be $20 million. This project will yield benefits for 10 years. Calculate the present value of benefits minus costs when the social rate of discount is 10%. Does the program merit approval? H

Balance Sheet, Net working capital and debt ratio

a. How does this balance sheet differ from the ones presented in Table 4.1 and 4.5 below? b. What is Green Valley's net working capital for 2007? c. What is Green Valley's debt ratio? How does it compare with the debt ratios for Sunnyvale and BestCare? Please see the attached file.

Economics - Revenue

A bridge over the Coosa River currently has no tolls and an average passage of 880 cars per day. State government wants to place a toll on the bridge with the objective of raising the most revenue. Government surveys indicate that a toll of $7.00 or more will induce all drivers to take a nearby, alternate route. What's the optim

Three Forms of Business Organizations in the USA

Problem 1 Discuss the three forms of business organization in the United States. Problem 2 Suppose the real risk-free rate, r*, is 2% and investors expect inflation to be 4% next year, 5% the following year, and 7% per year thereafter. Assume the MRP is zero for Year 1 and increases by 0.1% each year. Compute the quoted, o

Harnischfeger Corporation

Harvard Business Case: 9-186-160 August 21, 1997 Harnischfeger Corporation 1. Describe clearly the accounting changes Harnischfeger made in 1984 as stated in Note 2 of its financial statements. 2. What is the effect of the depreciation accounting method change on the reported income in 1984? How will this change affe

Calculate variable cost variances

Please see attached. Calculate variable cost variances-explain results. The standards for one case of liquid weed killer are: Direct materials 7 lbs. @ $9/lb. Direct labor 4.3 hrs. @ $19.2/hr. Variable overhead (based on machine hours) 1.4 hrs. @ $ 6.6/hr. During the week ended August 6, the f

Cash flow

Use the attached file to answer teh following questions: 19. What would be the net cash flows from operating activities for 5-Cat if they prepared an indirect method statement of cash flows? A. $10,810 B. ($13,190) C. ($47,710) D. $85,000 20. What would be the end result of an indirect method statement of cash fl

Incremental Credit Policy

In order to increase sales from their present annual $35million, ABC Company, a retailer, is considering more liberal credit standards. Currently, the firm has an average collection period of 30 days. It believes that with increasingly liberal credit standards, the following will result:

Yield to Maturity Comparison

Suppose you buy a 7.5 percent coupon bond today for $1,080. The bond has 15 years to maturity. What rate of return do you expect to earn on your investment? Two years from now, the YTM on your bond has increased by 2 percent, and you decide to sell. What price will your bond sell for? What is the realized yield on your investmen

Find the firm's value under different assumptions.

You are evaluating the potential purchase of a small business currently generating $42,500 of after-tax cash flow (D=42,500). On the basis of a review of similar-risk investment opportunities, you must earn an 18% rate of return on the proposed purchase. Because you are relatively uncertain about future cash flows, you decide to

This post addresses a partnership loss allocation.

Bonny and Klyde entered into a partnership agreement and contributed the following amounts to the partnership. Bonny gave $65,000 cash to the new startup, and Klyde gave $35,000 cash. The partnership agreement states that income and losses are distributed based on their beginning capital balances. At the end of the first qua

LIFO valuation method

Ramirez Room & Interiors keeps a separate inventory account for antique brass coat hooks that can be attached to the rear of a door. If the following transactions occurred during the first quarter of 2012, what would be the quantity and inventory value of coat hooks at the end of the quarter using the LIFO valuation method? D