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Consider a supplier of agricultural equipment who is deciding how much of two products should be produced by his firm. You determine what the two products are. Now create a one page report in Microsoft Word which includes a discussion and analysis regarding how such a supplier makes such a determination in order to maximize the firm s profits. Include in your response: A discussion of exactly what costs are associated with profit maximization. A discussion of the concept of opportunity cost. A discussion of the alternative production opportunities. A discussion of the various constraints which firms face in maximizing their economic profit.

1. Accounting standard setting has been characterized as a political process. Discuss this proposition giving an example.
2. Explain how management s discussion and analysis of its operations and liquidity may be helpful to investors.
3. In a recent press release, Foot Locker Inc. reported that its fiscal first quarter net income fell 46% due to losses related to discontinued operations, but earnings from continuing operations jumped 19% amid a modest increase in sales. The specialty athletic retailer said net was $20 million for the quarter ended May 4, compared with net of $37 million a year earlier. The latest results included a loss of $18 million from discontinued operations. Last year, the company had earnings of $5 million, or four cents a share, from discontinued operations. Foot Locker said earnings from continuing operations were $38 million, compared with $32 million a year earlier. Discuss how Foot Locker s press release relates to its earnings quality.

You have been asked to speak at a career fair for high school students in your home town.
Specifically, you are making a presentation about your role as an accountant.

Describe for the students the primary objectives of accounting.
Explain the basic terminology of the accounting process or financial reporting.
Explain how accounting has affected your personal life emphasizing professional ethics.
Explain the role that technology has played in small business accounting.

Employees in the health care system manage a wide variety of health issues and diseases. This course has provided you the opportunity to take a broad look at many of these health issues. The next step is for you to look at how disease trends will influence the delivery of health care in the future.

Write a 1,700 to 2,100 word paper explaining how demographics and disease trends are likely to influence health care delivery services in the future. Include ALL of the following sections:

Aging

Describe the current age composition of the U.S. population and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.

Identify the factors that support this trend.

Environmental factors
Changing demographics

Explain how the aging trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.

Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to aging. Include at least two examples.

Obesity

Describe the current rate of obesity in the United States and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.

Identify the factors that support this trend.

Environmental factors
Changing demographics

Explain how this obesity trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.

Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to obesity. Include at least two examples.

The Future

Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for age related health issues.

Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for obesity related health issues.

Include at least four sources other than Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

What determines a direct cost? What is objective of allocating indirect overhead costs?

1 What is direct cost? What criteria are used to determine whether a cost is a direct cost?

2 In manufacturing environment, which costs are direct and which are indirect in product costing?

3 What is the objective of allocating indirect manufacturing overhead cost of product?

Determine the price of a call option assuming that the exercise price is $45, the value of the stock is $43, risk free rate is 3%, standard deviation of 35%, and 6 months to maturity. What is the price sensitivity of the option to changes to the price of the stock? Would the sensitivity be different if the exercise price was $60?