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  • Financial Reporting - 1,148 words
    Financial Reporting On September 28, 1998, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Arthur Levitt sounded the call to arms in the financial community. Levitt asked for, "immediate and coordinated action... to assure credibility and transparency" of financial reporting. Levitts speech emphasized the importance of clear financial reporting to those gathered at New York University. Reporting which has bowed to the pressures and tricks of earnings management. Levitt specifically addresses five of the most popular tricks used by firms to smooth earnings. Secondly, Levitt outlines an eight part action plan to recover the integrity of financial reporting in the U.S. market place. Wha ...
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  • Financial Reporting - 1,147 words
    ... purchased in the MFS merger. The expense includes $1.6 billion associated with UUNET and $0.54 billion related to MFS. (2) Additionally, 1996 results include other after-tax charges of $121 million for employee severance, employee compensation charges, alignment charges, and costs to exit unfavorable telecommunications contracts and $343.5 million after-tax write-down of operating assets within the companys non-core businesses. On a pre-tax basis, these charges totaled $600.1 million. The dollar amounts are staggering and the future implications far reaching. Since this approach was introduced by IBM in 1995 these charges have become commonplace for acquisition accounting. A popularity, ...
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  • Starbucks - 1,159 words
    ... Such prospects included New World Coffee, Coffee People, Coffee Station, Java Centrale, and Caribou Coffee. Many observers expected these chains to merge to better validate themselves as an alternative to Starbucks. New World in particular is making a concerted effort to compete with Starbucks. In August of 1998 New World purchased Manhattan Bagel Inc. Currently New World not only sells coffee but also is the second largest Bagel retailer in the United States. Also New World Coffee purchased Chesapeake Bagel Bakery. New World's identity is a franchise that sells specialty coffee and bagels. At the end of 1998 New World had franchised, licensed, or owned 335 stores in 18 states, Washingto ...
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  • The History - 1,612 words
    The History The Jaguar story is one of rags to riches. It was for 50 years, the story of one man who created one of the worlds greatest automotive names, a company renowned for style, performance and quality (3, Jaguar History). A young man by the name of William Lyons started a small company called Swallow Sidecars, which originated in the northern seaside town of Blackpool. Here, as a young motorcycle enthusiast, he met William Walmsley, who was building sidecars for motorcycles. The stylish sidecars caught the attention of young Lyons. He felt that there was great potential if the activity could be organized along business lines and the production increased to make the operation viable. A ...
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