Discuss the role of Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) in the fall of Enron.

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Are You in Alignment?
In this lesson, we discussed the importance of aligning your career and financial goals. Now that you have identified your desired job titles and financial goals 3 months, 18 months, and 5 years from now and you have compared your desired salary to the average salary for these titles, you can figure out whether your financial and career goals are a “match.”

Begin by writing a paragraph on each of your three goals. Give details of each goal including (1) Why you have decided to set this goal, (2) How you plan to accomplish it, and (3) How you will know that you have accomplished this goal, (4) the date upon which this goal will be complete, and (5) the weekly or monthly steps you will take toward the goal. Each of your paragraphs should be 5 – 7 sentences in length.

Next, write a brief reflection (8 – 10 sentences) on whether your career goals are in alignment with your financial goals. Be honest with yourself! If there is a big difference between your financial goal and the average salary for your job title, then your goals are NOT in alignment.

If they are in alignment, then great! Tell us what your plan is for continuing to work toward those career goals you have set.

If they are not in alignment, then tell us how you plan to adjust:

Will you lower your financial expectations? If so, then explain why it’s worth it to you. (For example, you could write, “I love animals so much that I am willing to adjust to a lower salary if it means I can be a veterinary technician.”) Will you adjust your career goals? If so, how? (For example, you could write, “I will research other jobs that involve animals, but have a higher salary than a veterinary technician.”)

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Advance Corporate Finance
This answer should be no more than 1 page answer both questions. Please be sure to site your references.
• Examine the manner in which investment banks previously used leverage to multiply profits and thus endangered the entire global financial system. Determine the role that the 1999 elimination of the Glass-Stegall Act played in the endangerment of the global financial system.

• Discuss the role of Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) in the fall of Enron. Examine the method in which Enron used SPEs to hide its liabilities. Determine the key reasons why accountants, investors, and creditors found it challenging to determine the real assets and liabilities of the company.

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expert solution.
Party Politics in the 1790s

The 1790s was a decade of significant political conflict as the new nation witnessed the rise of political parties in response to domestic and international developments. In 1789, there were no official political parties. By the end of the decade, two political parties, the Federalists and Republicans, vied with one another for control of Congress and the presidency. In this discussion, you will explore the positions of one of these political parties.

REQUIRED READINGS Read the following sources for this discussion:

1. American Yawp: Chapter 6 2. Alien and Sedition Acts 3. Kentucky Resolutions

INSTRUCTIONS For this assignment, you will CHOOSE ONE of the political parties to write on: either the Federalists OR the Republicans. Choose whichever party interests you, or choose a party that you don’t know much about. Once you choose your party, you will assume the role of a member from that party – pretend that you are either a Federalist or Republican from the 1790s. There are three parts to this assignment:

1. You will write a minimum of two paragraphs discussing the political, economic, and diplomatic views of your political party (based on the content from the textbook). Your political views will include your perspective on state and national government (how strong or weak should they be); your economic views will include your perspective on economic directions that the nations should take (or not take); your diplomatic views will include your perspective on France and England (which nation do you support? why?).

2. You will also write a 3rd paragraph on one of the primary source readings: – If you are a Federalist, you will explain what the Alien and Sedition Acts are and give examples from the Acts that you think are necessary to support your position (ex: what parts of the Alien Acts are necessary for the survival of the United States?). -If you are a Republican, you will explain what the Kentucky Resolutions are and give examples from the Resolutions that you think are necessary to support your position (ex: what role should states play when the national government oversteps its authority?).

3. Respond to at least one posting by another student. Use the voice of your political party when responding to another posting (ex: if you are a Federalist, then either support a fellow Federalist or attack a Republican – with respect, of course). Be sure that your response is analytical and includes material from the reading (ex: if you are a Republican, why do you despise a Federalist?).

This means that you will write a MINIMUM OF 3 PARAGRAPHS that discuss your particular political party’s perspective AND respond to at least on other posting. Your answers should reflect the main points from the textbook and primary source document for your political party, and be sure to use examples from the readings to support your main points. Proof your answer before submitting it as errors in grammar and spelling will lead to a deduction in points. Use quotations when using the exact wording from the reading. Most of your answer should be in your own words and be sure to cite any quotes used in your answer

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Advance Corporate Finance
Policy makers(1 PARA), researchers (1 PARA), industry groups(1 PARA), and healthcare professionals identify health information exchange (HIE) as a solution to these problems(1 PARA). Compare and contrast the one problem and one lesson learned from each of the following: Community Health Management Information Systems (1 PARA), Community health information networks(1 PARA), and Regional health information organizations (1 PARA). (One paragraph per system is an appropriate length).

Requirements

Please write your answers in complete sentences. Cite any sources you use with APA. Please perform a spell and grammar check before you submit your assignment. Create your assignment in a Microsoft Office Word document.
Directions: Answer the following five questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the
answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using
the assignment link in the course shell. Each question is worth five points apiece for a total of 25 points
for this homework assignment.
1. Which of the following is generally NOT true and an advantage of going public?
a. Increases the liquidity of the firm’s stock.
b. Makes it easier to obtain new equity capital.
c. Establishes a market value for the firm.
d. Makes it easier for owner-managers to engage in profitable self-dealings.
e. Facilitates stockholder diversification.
2. Which of the following statements about listing on a stock exchange is most CORRECT?
a. Any firm can be listed on the NYSE as long as it pays the listing fee.
b. Listing provides a company with some “free” advertising, and it may enhance the firm’s
prestige and help it do more business.
c. Listing reduces the reporting requirements for firms, because listed firms file reports with
the exchange rather than with the SEC.
d. The OTC is the second largest market for listed stock, and it is exceeded only by the
NYSE.
e. Listing is a decision of more significance to a firm than going public.
3. Which of the following statements is most CORRECT?
a. Private placements occur most frequently with stocks, but bonds can also be sold in a
private placement.
b. Private placements are convenient for issuers, but the convenience is offset by higher
flotation costs.
c. The SEC requires that all private placements be handled by a registered investment
banker.
d. Private placements can generally bring in funds faster than is the case with public
offerings.
e. In a private placement, securities are sold to private (individual) investors rather than to
institutions.
FIN 540 – Homework Chapter 18
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4. Which of the following statements is most CORRECT?
a. The key benefits associated with refunding debt are the reduction in the firm’s debt ratio
and the creation of more reserve borrowing capacity.
b. The mechanics of finding the NPV of a refunding decision are fairly straightforward.
However, the decision of when to refund is not always clear because it requires a
forecast of future interest rates.
c. If a firm with a positive NPV refunding project delays refunding and interest rates rise, the
firm can still obtain the entire NPV by locking in a low coupon rate when the rates are
low, even though it actually refunds the debt after rates have risen.
d. Suppose a firm is considering refunding and interest rates rise during time when the
analysis is being done. The rise in rates would tend to lower the expected price of the
new bonds, which would make them cheaper to the firm and thus increase the expected
interest savings.
e. If new debt is used to refund old debt, the correct discount rate to use in the refunding
analysis is the before-tax cost of new debt.
5. Which of the following factors would increase the likelihood that a company would call its
outstanding bonds at this time?
a. A provision in the bond indenture lowers the call price on specific dates, and yesterday
was one of those dates.
b. The flotation costs associated with issuing new bonds rise.
c. The firm’s CFO believes that interest rates are likely to decline in the future.
d. The firm’s CFO believes that corporate tax rates are likely to be increased in the future.
e. The yield to maturity on the company’s outstanding bonds increases due to a weakening
of the firm’s financial situation.
Directions: Answer the following five questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the
answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using
the assignment link in the course shell. Each question is worth five points apiece for a total of 25 points
for this homework assignment.
1. Operating leases often have terms that include
a. full amortization over the life of the lease.
b. very high penalties if the lease is canceled.
c. restrictions on how much the leased property can be used.
d. much longer lease periods than for most financial leases.
e. maintenance of the equipment by the lessor.
2. Which of the following statements is most CORRECT?
a. Capitalizing a lease means that the firm issues equity capital in proportion to its current
capital structure, in an amount sufficient to support the lease payment obligation.
b. The fixed charges associated with a lease can be as high as, but never greater than, the
fixed payments associated with a loan.
c. Capital, or financial, leases generally provide for maintenance by the lessor.
d. A key difference between a capital lease and an operating lease is that with a capital
lease, the lease payments provide the lessor with a return of the funds invested in the
asset plus a return on the invested funds, whereas with an operating lease the lessor
depends on the residual value to realize a full return of and on the investment.
e. Firms that use “off balance sheet” financing, such as leasing, would show lower debt
ratios if the effects of their leases were reflected in their financial statements.
3. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Statement #13 requires that for an unqualified
audit report, financial (or capital) leases must be included in the balance sheet by reporting the
a. residual value as a liability.
b. present value of future lease payments as an asset and also showing this same amount
as an offsetting liability.
c. undiscounted sum of future lease payments as an asset and as an offsetting liability.
d. undiscounted sum of future lease payments, less the residual value, as an asset and as
an offsetting liability.
e. residual value as a fixed asset.
4. Heavy use of off-balance sheet lease financing will tend to
a. make a company appear less risky than it actually is because its stated debt ratio will
appear lower.
b. affect a company’s cash flows but not its degree of risk.
c. have no effect on either cash flows or risk because the cash flows are already reflected in
the income statement.
d. affect the lessee’s cash flows but only due to tax effects.
e. make a company appear more risky than it actually is because its stated debt ratio will be
increased.
FIN 540 – Homework Chapter 19
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5. In the lease versus buy decision, leasing is often preferable
a. because, generally, no down payment is required, and there are no indirect interest
costs.
b. because lease obligations do not affect the firm’s risk as seen by investors.
c. because the lessee owns the property at the end of the least term.
d. because the lessee may have greater flexibility in abandoning the project in which the
leased property is used than if the lessee bought and owned the asset.
e. because it has no effect on the firm’s ability to borrow to make other investments.

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microeconomics
Library Assignment
Paper- regarding to Samsung company supply and demand , elasticity of supply and demand, production and cost. The papers are to be 3 pages, typed, double spaced, sources cited, and contain reference page (per APA format). Write your paper using notes from several recent articles. Obtain basic background on a corporation. Use this data to compile a term-long case study of this firm .

journal assignment 1 : Lessons from a pin factory. As Adam Smith famously observed in the 18th century (1776), modern firms could experience both higher productivity and falling average total cost (aka economies of scale) when individual workers specialize. DIRECTIONS: You will find 2 examples from your everyday observations and describe in sufficient detail how specialization has made output more productive and at a lower cost. Also answer the following question: which two (2) conditions are necessary for the modern firm to be able to take advantage of division of labor and specialization?

journal assignment 2 : Is the CEO worth it? This library assignment will require to look at whether you feel that CEO’s are worth what they are paid to lead a company. Read chapter 12 in your textbook for the theory and the following Wall Street Journal (WSJ) articles, one called ‘What’s A CEO Worth?’ http:// online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324031404578483683405105480, and another called ‘In Defense of the CEO’ http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/ SB10001424127887324081704578233601161769648. Please watch two short youtube videos at https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQwTS-K6jI and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NnPE8_MBYQ. Go to the website http://www.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/Paywatch-2014 would you describe the market for CEO’s as a perfectly competitive market? Can you identify any compensating differentials that set the compensation for CEO higher?

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American History Power Point
Unit III PowerPoint Presentation Choose one major economic act enforced against the colonies by the British Crown prior to war, and cover the following:  Describe the role, reason, and impact of the act on the colonies.  Identify the arguments for/against the act by persons in the colonies.  Identify major actions by the colonies in reaction to your selected act.  How did this act increase or decrease fears of an overbearing central government?  What was the nature of the colonial government under crown authority?  Answer and defend your perspective on the following: “Was this particular act an inevitable catalyst for the eventual war?” Your presentation should meet the following requirements:  must have a minimum of 12 slides, not including title or reference slides;  must have a maximum six pictures total—focus needs to be on content;  must include a title page identifying your chosen act;  must include at least one selection from a CSU Online Library database, such as the American History and Life database that is used as research of the event and views of the time; and  must include citations throughout, and a reference page at the end identifying any sources used per 6th edition APA format.

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Typography
This project requires you to design an eight-page information booklet. You will be assigned a decade of the 20th Century. You will collect and collate information about typography and design relevant to your decade. You will design an information booklet to clearly convey information to the reader. You will develop a typographic design that incorporates information hierarchy and a grid structure to enable your target audience to navigate the content easily. Booklet will contain multiple levels of type based information, including; headline/titles, subheadings, text, captions and pull quotes. Relationships between levels of information is to be carefully considered.

This project requires you to design an eight-page information booklet. You will be assigned a decade of the 20th Century. You will collect and collate information about typography and design relevant to your decade. You will design an information booklet to clearly convey information to the reader. You will develop a typographic design that incorporates information hierarchy and a grid structure to enable your target audience to navigate the content easily. Booklet will contain multiple levels of type based information, including; headline/titles, subheadings, text, captions and pull quotes. Relationships between levels of information is to be carefully considered.

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National Laws and Regulations Protecting Providers – Discussion
Outline the informed consent requirements. What is the responsibility of the allied health professional with regard to informed consent forms and the process of obtaining informed consent?

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The Grand Round Research Project
The Grand Round Research Project consists of five related components. WEEK 7: A written report is due at the end of Week 7. Please include the title, The Grand Rounds Research Project, for your project. Papers must be 5–10 pages in length (this would be roughly one page per area included in the report), have 1-inch margins, be written in 12-point font (Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier), be double spaced, and include a cover page, introduction, pathologocial agent (bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite, or other agent), symptoms of the disease, report, summary or conclusion, and works cited. Figures and images can be used to illustrate important points of your project; however, images do not count toward the page requirement of the project (e.g., if you use two figures that are each half a page in length, they do not equal one page of your required total; you will still need to have at least five pages of text). Provide written documentation within the text of your project explaining the meaning of the figure or image and providing the reference. Be sure to reference where you obtained the image in your Works Cited page. Even though this is not a scientific-type writing assignment and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least six authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page, titled Works Cited. Appropriate citations are required. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the policy on plagiarism. The entire research project is worth 260 points and will be graded according to the grading rubrics shown below, including the deliverable components of the project due in Week 1 (proposal) and Week 4 (PowerPoint discussion submission and feedback), and Week 5 PowerPoint Final Version, and Week 7 (written report). Papers are due at the end of Week 7 of this course. An example of the paper format is shown in the following pages under Best Practices. Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Forum discussion topic. Figures and illustrations need to have a caption that describes the content.

The attachment below is the powerpoint i did and now i just need a paper

Don’t get any money till next thursday but need it before midnight this sunday

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Psychological Assessment Report
A psychological assessment report is created by psychology professionals to inform groups or individuals of the assessments appropriate for their current needs. This type of report also includes a summary of the services provided to these groups or individuals. This evaluation is used by the various entities to assess basic needs, competencies, preferences, skills, traits, dispositions, and abilities for different individuals in a variety of settings.

Psychological reports vary widely depending on the psychology professional creating it and the needs being assessed. Some of the psychology professionals who create this type of report include counselors, school psychologists, consultants, psychometricians, or psychological examiners. This type of report may be as short as three pages or as long as 20 or more pages depending on the needs of the stakeholders. Many reports include tables of scores that are attached either in an appendix or integrated into the report. Despite the many variations in assessment reports, most include the same essential information and headings.

Students will choose one of the personality assessment scenarios from the discussions in Weeks Two, Three, or Four to use as the basis of this psychological assessment report. Once the scenario has been chosen, students will research a minimum of four peer-reviewed articles that relate to and support the content of the scenario and the report as outlined below. The following headings and content must be included in the report:

The Reason for Referral and Background Information In this section, students will describe the reasons for the referral and relevant background information for all stakeholders from the chosen personality assessment scenario.

Assessment Procedures In this section, students will include a bulleted list of the test(s) and other assessment measures recommended for the evaluation of the given scenario. In addition to the assessment(s) initially provided in the personality assessment scenario from the weekly discussion, students must include at least three other measures appropriate for the scenario.

Immediately following the bulleted list, students will include a narrative description of the assessments. In the narrative, students will examine and comment on the major theoretical approaches, research methods, and assessment instruments appropriate for the situation and stakeholder needs. In order to defend the choice of recommended assessments, students will evaluate current research in the field of personality theories and provide examples of how these assessments are valid for use in the chosen scenario. For additional support of these recommended assessment measures, students will evaluate the standardization, reliability and validity, and cultural considerations present in these personality assessments that make them the most appropriate tools for the given scenario. Students will conclude the narrative by assessing types of personality measurements and research designs often used in scenarios like the one chosen and providing a rationale for why some of those assessments were not included.

General Observations and Impressions In this section, students will describe general observations of the client during the assessment period provided in the chosen personality assessment scenario and explain whether the client’s behavior might have had a negative impact on the test results. Students will analyze and comment on how the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct affected the implementation of the personality assessment during the initial process. Based on the observations and analysis, students will assess the validity of the evaluation and make a recommendation for or against the necessity for additional testing.

Test Results and Interpretations In this section, students will analyze the results of the assessment provided in the chosen personality assessment scenario. Based on the score, students will interpret the personality factors (conscientiousness, openness, emotional stability, introversion, extroversion, work drive, self-directedness, etc.) that are present.

Note: Typically, this section reports test results and is the longest section of a psychological assessment report because the results of all the tests administered are analyzed and reported. Some psychologists report all test results individually, while others may integrate only a portion of the test results. However, in this report, only the assessment presented in the chosen personality assessment scenario will be included.

Summary and Recommendations In this section, students will summarize the test results. They will provide a complete explanation for the evaluation, the procedures and measures used, and the results and include any recommendations translating the evaluation into strategies and suggestions to support the client. Finally, students will provide any conclusions and diagnostic impressions drawn from the previous sections of the report.

Pathbrite Portfolio The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for this Psychological Assessment Report, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite and upload the revised Psychological Assessment Report to the portfolio. Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide to create an account if you do not already have one. The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.

Writing the Psychological Assessment Report

The report: •Must be six to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. •Must include a title page with the following: ◦Title of paper ◦Student’s name ◦Course name and number ◦Instructor’s name ◦Date submitted •Must include the required headings and content as listed above. •Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. •Must utilize assessment manuals as necessary to support the inclusion and results of the assessments. •Must use a minimum of four peer-reviewed sources, at least two of which must be from the Ashford University Library. •Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. •Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment

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