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People Or Profits?

In Almeda County, a private hospital turned away a woman in labor because the hospital's computer showed that she didn't have insurance. Hours later, her baby was born dead in a county hospital. In San Bernardino, a hospital surgeon sent a patient who had been stabbed in the heart to a county ...

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What I Understand From Term "Development"

From what I understand from the term, a developed country, it is the dividing line between an advanced country and a developing country. It is generally based on per capita income. Those with per capita incomes of less than one fifth of the level of those in the US are considered 'undeveloped'. ...

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Interview With Martella Paper Products, Inc.

COMPANY OVERVIEW Martella Paper Products, Inc. is a paper products producer and distributor to many offices and office supply stores. The company was established in 1979 by Michael Martella. Michael Martella saw the need for a paper company and believed that he could fill that need. Martella ...

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Time For More On The CD

The music business is experiencing a recession where record sales are reaching all-time lows. All record companies have in the last few years experienced a considerable decrease in sales. Finding the cause or causes of this has naturally become a major concern for all of them. Some blame the ...

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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 ...

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Money

has screwed up society a lot. The times long ago were not focused around a green piece of paper that we have labeled as . This piece of paper got an amount and then finally you have to have it. True, buys you things. Things that you want. Things that you need. To me, is just that; a thing. A ...

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Industry Production

The structure of industrial production and the service industries is characterized by the prevalence of smarkforce, 30% beingll and medium-sized companies (94% and 5.6% according to 100 workers) thoug981 data), employing, however, only 70% of the workforce, 30% being monopolized by large c ...

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National Semiconductor: Business And Ethics

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 ...

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Fiscal Retrenchment And Privatization

A problem that is always on a city's mind is its economic state. When a city finds that $3.8 million has been misappropriated in different funds, it has to question if it is headed towards a fiscal crisis. With a new mayor and township council, there was an investigation done into the township ...

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Productivity On The Rise

Productivity is on the rise in the welfare systems. Ten years ago, the thought of productivity and welfare used together in a positive manner was obsolete? Today, it is common to hear these two words together in a positive context. The new way of looking at productivity and welfare is ...

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BHP Revitalizes Its Global Management

Summary of the article by David Forman "BHP REVITALISES ITS GLOBAL MANAGEMENT," Business Review Weekly, April 17 1995, page 24-26. BHP is setting up the required management to handle a rapid global expansion. They have done this by appointing a network of regional corporate representatives and a ...

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A Postmodern Look At Poverty And Homelessness

The cycle of poverty and especially homelessness in the United States, which is occurring even today may or may not be caused by little or any intervention by the government or society as a whole. This is the same cycle implied by John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society (1958; rev. eds. ...

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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 ...

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Economic Development In Zimbabwe

Description: Pretty much self explanatory. This paper discusses the economic development in the country if Zimbabwe detailing the countries economic successes and reasons for them. The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young ...

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"Trapping Should Be Illegal-Then And Now"

Trapping is a very important issue, which is connected to many other larger issues. For instance, trapping lies at the heart of the First Nation's distinct society issue. Before I talk about the present, however, I would like to discuss whether trapping should have been illegal when Canada was ...

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Poverty Vs. The Economy

Poverty is a lack of goods and services necessary to maintain a minimal adequate standard of living. The definition of the term adequate varies, however, with the general standard of living in a society and with public attitudes toward deprivation. No university accepted definition of basic ...

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The Welfare System Must Remain

Public Welfare is an important support system of the United States government. Welfare has its benefits, but the system has pitfalls. Instead of abolishing welfare as critics of the system suggest, reforms can be made to correct the problems while government, either on the state or federal ...

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Costs In The Long-Run

Just as some costs are fixed and others are variable so are the inputs, or resources, or, factors of production used by the firm and this has an impact on its short and long run operations. These time periods (the short and the long run) do not refer to specific, chronological time of hours, ...

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Justification Study Of Automation At Douglas Electronics Company

Douglas Electronics company makes tape recorders for use with home computer and video games. The company is undergoing severe cut backs due to increased competition in the electronic field. The following is a feasibility study on the possibility of the company moving into the world of Robotic ...

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Tariffs And Trade Restrictions To Save Jobs

Pick up a newspaper, especially during a recession or other high unemployment times, and you will probably find at least one article a month about an industry complainig about "unfair" competition from foreign suppliers. If foreign brands were restricted in supply, the argument goes, this would ...

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The North American Free Trade Agreement

In January 1994 the United States, Mexico and Canada entered into (NAFTA) and created the largest free trade sector and the richest market in the world. Over 410 million consumers are able to take advantage of the benefits of this treaty (de Blij, Muller 186). In 1995 Chile was added to the ...

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Optimal Size Of A Firm

The optimum size of a firm is a very subjective idea. The ways in which size can help or hinder a firm vary from which angle you a looking at the situation from. Size can have its benefits and its drawbacks, and each firm will have its own benefits and drawbacks that come from either increasing in ...

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Inaccuracies Of The Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Inaccuracies of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) 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 ...

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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 ...

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Power Is Money; Money Is Power

Power is money and money is power. There are many more examples of this now than anytime in the past. One of the most obvious examples is politics. Ross Perot was an unkown multimillionaire and his money is the only reason that he made it into the presidential election. If a man who earned a ...

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