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Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence By: Kris Hudson Each day, the statistics on domestic violence get more and more horrifying. A woman is beaten every 15 seconds, 22 to 35 percent of emergency room visits from women are because of ongoing partner abuse, 1 in 4 pregnant women have a history of partner violence, and 63 percent of young men between the ages of 11 and 20 are in jail for murdering their mothers abuser. Also domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women between 15 and 44. All these stati
Drinking and Driving Offenses
Drinking and Driving Offenses
Drinking and Driving Offenses My essay is on Drinking and Driving Offenses. In my essay I will tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offenses, the penalties, and the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and driving. Let me tell you about the different offenses. There are six offenses in drinking and driving. They are driving while impaired, Having care and control of a vehicle while impaired, Driving while exceeding 80 m.g., Having care and control of a vehicle
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Assistance Programs This being the day of the great downsize many managers are hurrying to make the cut\'s and in doing so closely examining their Employee-Assistance Programs for effectiveness. What are they? How do they help? How do they work? Are they worth the hassle? What are they? By definition employee-assistance programs (EAP\'s) give a business the means for identifying employees whose job performance is negatively affected by personal problems. EAP\'s should arrange for struct
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy In 1986, Eastern Airlines was in desparate trouble. The fourth quarter of 1985 had shown a $67.4 million loss, and financially experts had told Frank Borman, president and chief executive officer, that the airline had three choices: 1) a 20 percent pay cut for all union and noncontract employees. 2) Filing for Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) or 3) Selling the airline. On February 23, 1986, Eastern\'s board of directors met to decide the fate of the company. Frank Borma
AT&T
AT&T
AT&T The AT+T Corporation, formerly known as The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, was incorporated on March 3, 1885 in New York as a wholly owned subsidiary of The American Bell Telephone Company. Its original purpose was to manage and expand the burgeoning toll (long distance) business of American Bell and its licensees. It continued as the long distance company until December 30, 1899 when it assumed the business and property of American Bell and became the parent company of the Bell
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Aust
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Aust
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Australia What role do governments have in modern mixed economies such as Australia? Using appropriate indicators (macro economic aggregates) outline the present state of the economy. In what ways is the Commonwealth government using fiscal and monetary policies to influence the Australian economy? What are the main features of the government\'s micro economic policy? Why is the government concerned about microeconomic reform? Synopsis: The role of g
Economic Systems of Different Countries
Economic Systems of Different Countries
Economic Systems of Different Countries Canada: The Government of Canada is a Federal Parliamentary Democracy and a member of the Common Wealth. The Prime Minister of Canada is the Honorable Jean Chretien. The Deputy Prime Minister is Sheila Copps and the Governor General is Romeo LeBlanc. There are five major political parties in Canada they are; the Progressive Conservatives, the Liberal Party, New Democratic Party, the Reform Party, and the Bloc Quebecois. The GNP per capita (1991) was $19,93
Economic Policy
Economic Policy
Economic Policy Chad Stigall Econ 100 11/26/96 The new economic policy of the united states should include cutting taxes, reducing governmental waste, and balance the budget by having a smaller more efficient federal government. It should include equal opportunity for financial security but not through a government sponsored redistribution of wealth program. Cutting taxes across the board including income tax rates, capital gains and estate taxes among others should provide a growth spurt for th
Economic Development in Zimbabwe
Economic Development in Zimbabwe
Economic Development in Zimbabwe The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialistic claims to the African nation . Despite its youth the country has achieved a level of economic development uncharacteristic of sub-Saharan African nations. Second only to South Africa in economic development, Zimbabwe\'s
India's Economic Success
India's Economic Success
India\'s Economic Success In every region of the world there are culture and social differences that set countries apart. Each with an economic, social and political outlooks on the future that determine the way people live. These endless arrays, even occur in different parts of a particular of every country including one of the worlds most diverse, India. India is separated into 25 states and 7 territories which create 16 major languages and 1,000 minor languages and dialects. This diversity in
Economic and Monetary Union of Europe
Economic and Monetary Union of Europe
Economic and Monetary Union of Europe The main reason for creating a European Market was the growing international competitiveness. In the mid of the eighties the European countries recognized that in the long run the national economies alone won\'t be able to compete against countries like the US, Japan and the new industrial centers in East Asia. The biggest advantage of the European integration is the unique chance of causing significant economic growth in the member countries by abolishing a
Economics
Economics
Economics The study of economics is helpful in several ways . Some of these I will comment on . First of all , technology levels affect a societies economy , so by learning what products are produced and how they are produced , you can see how technologically advanced a society is . By examining where the produced goods are sent/used you can get a better idea of what type of government the society is run by . By studying an economy and seeing how the economy uses resources , you can learn what r
The Essence of Empowerment
The Essence of Empowerment
The Essence of Empowerment Empowerment is certainly not a new idea within the business arena. In fact, its concept has been around since the 1960\'s when American car manufactures suddenly realized that they were losing their butts to the Japanese producers. An extensive and extremely well-funded investigation for answers to the recurrent question, how do I get more out of my employees while simultaneously lowering my costs, did produce some implementable and constructive results. The topic I ha
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry serious
Executive Summary of Pepsico
Executive Summary of Pepsico
Executive Summary of Pepsico Through my research of Pepsico, I have calculated the cost of capital. A firm\'s cost of capital is imperative because it represents the funds used to finance the firm\'s assets and operations. First you have to estimate the cost of capital in order to minimize it. In estimating the cost of capital, you first have to find the cost of each capital component and then combine the component costs to find the weighted average cost of capital. First, I calculated the cost
Explain Why It Is Impossible to Derive An Analytic
Explain Why It Is Impossible to Derive An Analytic
Explain Why It Is Impossible to Derive An Analytical Formula For Valuing American Puts. Explain why it has proved impossible to derive an analytical formula for valuing American Puts, and outline the main techniques that are used to produce approximate valuations for such securities Investing in stock options is a way used by investors to hedge against risk. It is simply because all the investors could lose if the option is not exercised before the expiration rate is just the option price (that
Advanced Export Marketing
Advanced Export Marketing
Advanced Export Marketing ADVANCED EXPORT MARKETING MAJOR ASSIGNMENT There are already many federal programs that assist exporters in various ways including Progam for Export Market Development (P.E.M.D.), Canadian International Development Association (C.I.D.A.) and Canadian Commercial Corporations (C.C.C.). These programs help exporters secure and enhance access for Canadian goods and services in world markets. They also strengthen Canada\'s international marketing effectiveness and help promo
Abouts On The Great Depression
Abouts On The Great Depression
Abouts On The Great Depression To my amazement the Great Depression serves as a natural debating point that justifies or refutes various economic policies. The Great Depression and the New Deal are complex topics that are open to many interpretations. The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. Seeing the order in which events actually occurred dispels many myths about the Great Depression. One of
The Fed and Interest Rates
The Fed and Interest Rates
The Fed and Interest Rates Dave Pettit of The Wall Street Journal writes a daily column that appears inside the first page of the journal\'s Money & Investment section. If the headlines of Mr. Pettit\'s daily column are any accurate record of economic concerns and current issues in the business world, the late weeks of March and the early weeks of April in 1994 were intensely concerned with interest rates. To quote, Industrials Edge Up 4.32 Points Amid Caution on Interest Rates, and Industria
New Financial and Statistical Measures to Monitor
New Financial and Statistical Measures to Monitor
New Financial and Statistical Measures to Monitor The Success of GE To : The Board of Directors, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Subject : NEW FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL MEASURES TO MONITOR THE SUCCESS OF GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY After Mr. Weltch announced my new assignment, I pondered how I could go about guaranteeing the best possible result: a creditable and well organized work that is going to help you, the Board of Directors, plan for the future of the company in a better way. Before starting my an
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc. The Loewen Group Inc. was founded in 1969. The company has two major headquarters in North America, one in Burnaby, British Colombia and a second in Cincinnati, Ohio. Loewen Group Inc. (L.G.I.) is the largest funeral services enterprise in Canada and is the second largest company in the North American Funeral Services Industry. L.G.I. owns 918 funeral homes and 269 cemeteries and also engages in the pre-need selling of funeral services including cemetery and
Financial Instability
Financial Instability
Financial Instability The soaring volume of international finance and increased interdependence in recent decades has increased concerns about volatility and threats of a financial crisis. This has led many to investigate and analyze the origins, transmission, effects and policies aimed to impede financial instability. This paper argues that financial liberalization and speculation are the most reflective explanations for instability in financial markets and that financial instability is likely
Removal of GM Jobs In Flint
Removal of GM Jobs In Flint
Removal of GM Jobs In Flint A strong culture is one that has dependency upon itself along with outside resources. The economy is hard if nearly impossible to predict, and this puts severe strain on a community that is dependent on one employer. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Flint are examples of these types of communities. When a manufacturing process or company pulls out of a city, many problems arise. Flint is a city which has had a significant portion of an industry leave. GM used to be the hear
Floating Exchange Rates: The Only Viable Solution
Floating Exchange Rates: The Only Viable Solution
Floating Exchange Rates: The Only Viable Solution Stentor Smith For some, the collapse of Mexico\'s economy proves that floating exchange rates and markets without capital controls are deadly. Others find the crash of the European exchange-rate mechanism (ERM) in 1993 to be proof that targeted rates will always be overturned by the free market. Many see the breakup of Bretton Woods as the failure of fixed rates. Yet others believe monetary unification in Europe is the only way to achieve economi
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company is the world\'s largest producer of trucks, and the second largest producer of cars and trucks combined. Ford has manufacturing, assembly or sales affiliates in 34 countries and Ford companies employed 337,800 people world-wide in 1996. Ford has manufacturing facilities in 22 countries on 5 continents, with 87 plants in North America and 41 in Europe. In Europe, in 1995, Ford\'s combined vehicle market share, at 12.2%, was the highest for eleven years, with
Foreign Aid
Foreign Aid
Foreign Aid There are two words that many politicians like to shy away , and those two words are, foreign aid. Taking a firm stand on either side of this topic is usually side stepped by decision makers. Their opinions are usually based on a case by case analysis. This extremely controversial topic involves whether or not to support the policy of foreign aid to needy or sometimes not so needy countries. What benefits does foreign aid have for the countries that receive it, and does it have any
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management Lenoir Community College Frederick Winslow Taylor Business Management David Mercer Tuesday, February 04, 1997 CONTENTS I. Introduction......................6 II. The Younger Years.................7 III Midvale Steel Company.............n IV Inventions........................n V. Pig-Iron Handling Experiments.....n VI. Shoveling Experiments ............n VII. Conclusion .......................n APPENDI................................n SELECTED BIBLIOG
French Revolution
French Revolution
French Revolution There were many factors that contributed to the French Revolution. First of all was the greatest percent of the population, the commoners, had the least amount of power and land. This laid the foundation for social unrest which is necessary for a revolution. Second, the French economy was very weak due to France\'s involvement in the American Revolution. In addition to the economic problems that the American Revolution caused, it also put Enlightenment ideas into the minds of t
Game Theory (Strategic Thinking in Everyday Life)
Game Theory (Strategic Thinking in Everyday Life)
Game Theory (Strategic Thinking in Everyday Life) Have you ever been faced with having to live with a decision you made knowing that had you taken the time to analyze the outcomes you may have made a more intelligible choice? Most likely the answer to that question was yes. After all that is more - or - less is what life is about, a series of choices and the outcomes we are faced to live with as a result of our decisions. Well your probably asking yourself What does this obvious statement hav
GDP As a Measure of the Economy
GDP As a Measure of the Economy
GDP As a Measure of the Economy The GDP is not a sufficient gauge of how the nation\'s economy is doing. The GDP is a sum of the monetary value of what has been produced in the nation in the past year. The formula for calculating the GDP ignores a large percentage of the activities that transpire in the nation\'s economy. The formula ignores several things as work done in the home and activities in the underground economy. In general, the GDP includes several items that in reality do not indicat
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis I. General Motors History Highlights In its early years the automobile industry consisted of hundreds of firms, each producing a few models. William Durant, who bought and reorganized a failing Buick Motors in 1904, determined that if several automobile makers would unite, it would increase the protection for the group. He formed the General Motors Company in Flint, Michigan, in 1908. Durant had bought 17 companies (including Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Po
Germany
Germany
Germany On October 3, 1990, the states of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) shed their last ties to their Soviet created structure and joined the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). The 23rd article of West Germany\'s 1949 constitution, the Basic Law, had been drafted specifically to allow for such an arrival from the East. But as the 1980s drew to a close, few Germans on either side of the border expected it to be used in their lifetime. Yet, in less than a year the beginnin
How to Have A Joyous Marriage!
How to Have A Joyous Marriage!
How to Have A Joyous Marriage! by Roderick C. Meredith Here are keys\' to help make your marriage special! These insights and tested principles will help you build your marriage into a precious relationship of joy and beauty. HJM4 Edition 1.3, May 1996 This booklet is not to be sold! It has been provided as a free public educational service by the Global Church of God 1993 GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Editor in Chief Roderick C. Meredith Executive Editor Ray
U.S Monetary Policy in 1995
U.S Monetary Policy in 1995
U.S Monetary Policy in 1995 When Alan Greenspan presented the Federal Reserve\'s semi-annual report on monetary policy to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, and the U.S. House of Representatives on February, Dr. Greenspan touted a cautionary yet favorable view of the U.S. economy. He states that With inflationary pressures apparently receding, the previous degree of restraint in monetary policy was no longer deemed ne
Hiring Minorities
Hiring Minorities
Hiring Minorities In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group\'s platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a professorship on the university level. T
History of Advertising
History of Advertising
History of Advertising This Essay is for People that are in VCE up to Elderly People Advertising is dated back to the Christian Era. One of the first known methods of advertising was outdoor signs, they would be painted on the wall of a building and were usually very eye catching. Archaeologists have found signs in the ruins of ancient Rome and Pompeii which advertised travelers to go to a tavern situated in another town. In about the 1440\'s there was an invention of a movable-type of advertisi
How are Automatic Stabilizers Used to Combat Infla
How are Automatic Stabilizers Used to Combat Infla
How are Automatic Stabilizers Used to Combat Inflation? In today\'s economy, there are devices present called automatic stabilizers. Automatic stabilizers, are mechanisms which aid in the correction of an economic problem without the interference of anyone or anything. They are perhaps most useful to combat demand - pull inflation. Demand - pull inflation, is when prices rise because the economy cannot produce enough goods to satiate the economy. An automatic stabilizer, that is beneficial to co
Japan On Its Way To Be The World's Largest Economy
Japan On Its Way To Be The World's Largest Economy
Japan On Its Way To Be The World\'s Largest Economy Japan has performed a miracle. The country\'s economic performance following its crushing defeat in World War II is nothing short of astounding. The economic expansion of Japan is second to none. All of the elements are in place for Japan to continue increasing its share of the world\'s wealth as America\'s gradually declines. The country is on track to becoming the world\'s largest economy. How did Japan do it? There are many theories and stud
How Do Dixons and Tandy Add Value To The Products
How Do Dixons and Tandy Add Value To The Products
How Do Dixons and Tandy Add Value To The Products They Sell? How do Dixons and Tandy add value to the products that they sell, and, in doing so, what benefits are passed on to the consumer? Do high street consumer electronics stores offer better value for money than their mail-order counterparts? The raw price figures show that, obviously, the high street stores cost more than the mail-order stores, but are the benefits that the high street stores bring worth the extra price? I took the prices o
How Employees Affect Consumer Behavior
How Employees Affect Consumer Behavior
How Employees Affect Consumer Behavior Summary I am going to discuss how employees affect consumer behavior and what I believe are the best ways to improve their effectiveness. I will be drawing upon my experiences as a consumer and working in a retail environment. Comments No one fulfills your corporate philosophy or promotes your products and services more than your employees. They are like ambassadors representing the United States when the president can not be there in person. You need them
How To Make Sandblasted Signs
How To Make Sandblasted Signs
How To Make Sandblasted Signs I am going to tell you how you can make a sandblasted sign. The only necessary tools you need are: bass wood, or red wood, rubber masking, spray glue, exacto knife, sand paper, paint (which most of these items you can find at your local hardware store). Also you need to know someone in your community who has a sandblasting machine to sandblast your sign. You will also need a design for your board. (It can be your name, or a symbol of what ever you want it to be NIKE
Import Substitution
Import Substitution
Import Substitution Describe import substitution (Inward looking) developmental strategy, clearly outlining the differences between the first and second stage. Assess its effectiveness in promoting economic development. Compare inward looking and outward looking strategies and discuss the assertion that the latter is superior. The First Stage of Import Substitution: All present day industrial and developing countries protect their manufacturing industries for the domestic markets. While the indu
Inaccuracies of the Consumer Price Index(CPI)
Inaccuracies of the Consumer Price Index(CPI)
Inaccuracies of the Consumer Price Index(CPI) Aman Aggarwal Sept. 28, 1996 The Consumer Price Index is a measure of the prices of a fixed market basket of some 300 consumer goods and services purchased by a typical urban consumer. The 1982-1984 period serves as the base period so analysts can compare other year\'s changes with this base period. The composition of the market basket is fixed in the base period and is assumed not to change from one period to another. The reason for the assumption
The Investment Industry
The Investment Industry
The Investment Industry The investment industry is composed of a wide variety of firms. The main players include independent full line brokerage firms, investment bank subsidiaries of chartered banks, and discount brokers. Independent full line brokerage firms offer a wide range of services, including underwriting, trading of stocks, advice and research. In essence, the full service brokerage subsidiaries of chartered banks offer the same services, however, banks\' brokerage firms may have a lar
Information Technology Outsourcing
Information Technology Outsourcing
Information Technology Outsourcing Information Technology outsourcing is the contracting out of part or all of an organization\'s IT activities. New trends have included operations, programming, and technology planning. The main reason for information technology outsourcing is to gain immediate economic gains for the company, usually through savings. Financial motivations aren\'t first on businesses minds though; other strategic objectives are. Outsourcing can make it easier to downsize. Becau
Increasing Shareholder Wealth
Increasing Shareholder Wealth
Increasing Shareholder Wealth INTRODUCTION The goal of all corporations is to increase shareholder wealth. Shareholder wealth is increased is by increasing the corporation\'s profit. In a corporation involved in manufacturing, reducing the cost of the factors of production is essential for growth. One of the major components of production costs is labor. When in comes to labor costs, the corporation and the worker usually have very different goals. The corporation wants to pay the worker as litt
In Search of Excellence: Review
In Search of Excellence: Review
In Search of Excellence: Review In Search of Excellence is a book dealing with many different principles of economics and what makes big business\' excellent. The first idea that Peters discusses is his chart of the McKinsey 7-S Framework. The graph is very simple but the ideas are fairly complex. In their research, they found that their philosophies were too hard to explain and easily forgettable. They made this Framework to deal with strategy, structure, style, systems, staff (people), skills,
Intel
Intel
Intel Results of operations. Intel broke a record in net revenues in 1995, for the ninth consecutive year, rising by 41% from 1994 to 1995 and by 31% from 1993 to 1994. Higher volumes of the rapidly raising Pentium microprocessor family, partially offset by lower prices, and increased sales of related board-level products were responsible for most of the growth in revenues in 1994 and 1995. Revenues from the Intel486 microprocessor family declined substantially in 1995 due to a shift in market d
International Economic Policy: Book Review
International Economic Policy: Book Review
International Economic Policy: Book Review The book reviewed in this essay, International Economic Policy in the 1990s, was to focus on some of the most recent concerns about international trade. Its author, William R. cline, seems to have some good insights about the topic as it seems that he researched, taught and lectured about this field of study. The author tried to be as objective as possible and tried not to be biased by referring to the different opinions about most of the issues he hand
Internationalization of Accounting Standards for C
Internationalization of Accounting Standards for C
Internationalization of Accounting Standards for Consolidation - Japan: A Case Study The purpose of this paper will be to examine problems with internationalization of accounting standards for consolidations on methods from an international perspective - specifically, in the US and Japan. This is an especially timely topic as standardization of financial markets is a prerequisite to international free trade. Given the trends toward greater globalization, the motivations of companies for seeking