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The Good The Bad And The Ugly - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Western films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America. Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as common place as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture....   [tags: Western Films Movies] 1767 words
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory - The theory of Cognitive Dissonance states that when individuals are presented with information that implies we act in a way that contradicts our moral standards, we experience discomfort (Aronson, Wilson, and Akert, 1998, P. 191). This is considered Cognitive Dissonance, A psychological term used to describe mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information; arouses unease or tension; relieved by one of several defensive maneuvers: rejecting, explaining away, or avoiding new information; persuading self that no conflict really exists; reconciling differences; or resorting to any other defensive means of preserving stability or order in conception of world and of self; first introduced in 1950s; has become major point of discussion and research in psychology (as cited in Compton’s Interactive Encyclopedia, 1996)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Republican Plan Should be Vetoed - Republican Plan Should be Vetoed I believe that the Republican plan should be vetoed. I am against the resolution for the following reasons. One, the debt is too high as is, and cuts in smaller programs will not dent this tremendous debt. Also, I believe that it is a concern to the economy. In the following paragraphs, I will elaborate. The national debt was 4.9 trillion dollars. This is definitely an unimaginable number for anyone to fathom. To add to this, it was recently passed to raise the limit of the debt to 4.967 trillion dollars, just so the government would have enough to stay in operation....   [tags: Economy Economics Papers] 408 words
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Soung And That Fury - There are four Compson children, and four chapters in The Sound and the Fury. Each of the three previous chapters has been narrated by one of the Compson children; the only one left is Caddy. Since Caddy is in many ways the most important character in the book, it would be natural to expect Caddy to be the narrator of the fourth section. But instead, Caddy is cut out of the novel completely: this chapter is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator, and the focus of the section, bewilderingly, is on Dilsey, the Compsons' Negro cook....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Advertising in America - Advertising in America Most Americans have excessive desire to gain wealth and marketers thrive on this. People dream of making lots of money quickly and without working very hard to get it. Another scenario of people wanting to gain wealth is getting something free. Marketers know that when they advertise getting something for free or getting money quickly, they will gain the consumers attention. When marketers advertise that there is an amount such as $85 million up for grabs people will easily invest their money no matter what the odds are....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1189 words
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Singapore's Economy - Singapore’s recent economic history Singapore is well located for international industry and trading. The development of the Singapore economy depends heavily on foreign capital, foreign technology and foreign workers. Foreign companies are attracted by an interesting tax system. The foreign investors profit from the fact that they pay lower tax rates than local residents. The Singaporean government has a big influence on the social and economic development. The authorities organized for example trainings for Singaporean workers in order to obtain trained, highly motivated residents....   [tags: Singapore Business Economics] 1093 words
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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author - “Young Goodman Brown” – the Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author             Henry Seidel Canby in “A Skeptic Incompatible with His Time and His Past” mentions of Hawthorne that “human failures and their causes were more interesting to him than prophecies of success, one might truly say than success itself. …He was not, I think, really interested in escape, except in moods of financial discouragement. . . . (57). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” embodies traits of the modest lifestyle which the author had to subject himself to because of inadequate finances through most of his life....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Poverty Within and Without Young Goodman Brown - Poverty Within and Without “Young Goodman Brown”              How many readers have considered that the utter simplicity within the Nathaniel Hawthorne short story, “Young Goodman Brown,” might be an expression or reflection of the utter poverty within the life of Hawthorne. It is the purpose of this essay to clarify this issue.   Hawthorne’s impoverishment probably begain with the untimely death of his father, and continuedfor most of his llife. Gloria C. Erlich in “The Divided Artist and His Uncles” states that “Robert Manning made the esential decisions in the lives of the Hawthorne children and is well known as the uncle who sent Hawthorne to college” (35)....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Minister's Black Veil - Poverty in Minister’s Black Veil and in Hawthorne’s Life - Poverty in “The Minister’s Black Veil” and in Hawthorne’s Life                 How many readers have considered that the utter simplicity within the Nathaniel Hawthorne short story, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” might be an expression or reflection of the utter poverty within the life of Hawthorne. It is the purpose of this essay to clarify this issue.   Hawthorne’s impoverishment probably began with the untimely death of his father, and continued until 1857. He had no money for a college education....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]
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Minister's Black Veil - Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author - “The Minister’s Black Veil” – Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author              Henry Seidel Canby in “A Skeptic Incompatible with His Time and His Past” mentions of Hawthorne that “human failures and their causes were more interesting to him than prophecies of success, one might truly say than success itself. …He was not, I think, really interested in escape, except in moods of financial discouragement. . . . (57). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” embodies traits of the modest lifestyle which the author had to subject himself to because of inadequate finances through most of his life....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]
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Should We Legalize Marijuana? - Should We Legalize Marijuana. In the perspective of America's war on drugs, marijuana is one of the biggest enemies. And since alcohol and tobacco, two life threatening substances, are legal it is a relevant question to ask why marijuana is illegal. The taxpayers of America can partly answer this question when they fill out their tax forms and when they hear the hash rhetoric used against marijuana by the government. The fact that marijuana is illegal is sufficiently caused by the amount of money, jobs, and pride invested in the drug war....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1275 words
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America Must Explore Alternate Energy Sources and Cease Dealing with the Corrupt Saudi Government - America Must Explore Alternate Energy Sources and Cease Dealing with the Corrupt Saudi Government When Mohammed al-Khilewi, a high-ranking official at the Saudi mission to the United Nations, defected to the United States in 1994, he reportedly brought with him fourteen thousand internal government documents. He claimed that these documents proved the Saudi royal family's corruption, human rights abuses, and financial and technical support for terrorist groups such as Hamas, an anti-Israeli group based in Lebanon, and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Best Candidate for the Presidency - The Best Candidate for the Presidency As this election 2000 is coming, each candidate is working very hard. They are doing debates, electoral campaigns all over the country in order to get more popular votes and therefore get the electoral votes they need to be the next president of the United States. In all of the inquiries that the media did in most of the states, Al Gore seems to be the favorite one, because he knows what he is doing, he has enough experience to rule our country, and he also has very interesting positions in the issues that he proposed to the American people....   [tags: American America History] 1073 words
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Combining Environmental Groups in Order to Preserve Wildlife - Combining Environmental Groups in Order to Preserve Wildlife Environmental issues have been a problem all over the world.  Some species are constantly being declared endangered and on the verge of extinction.  A group of concerned people join together to raise funds in order to improve the habitat or produce more of  the endangered species.  These organizations have proved to be successful.  Many have even removed plants and animals from the long list of endangered species.  A problem that persists within the environment groups is the use of funding.  The organizations bring in a great deal of money from contributors, but all of the donations are not going toward the groups certain goal to save the endangered.  Some of the money is spent on paying employees, organization expenses, and most of all on advertising (Belt 2)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Music Copyright Infringement - Music Copyright Infringement MP3 is an audio format that allows users to compress and send music files easily over the Internet. The major problem with this music sharing is that most of the files are pirated, which has caused a stir in the music industry. Music companies and music artists have been complaining about how their music is being stolen and therefore lowering their album sales. The major blame has been put on Napster and other file sharing software available on the Internet. Napster was a music sharing software that was shut down because of copying and distributing unauthorized MP3 files that violated the United States and foreign copyright laws....   [tags: Napster Laws Essays]
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Of Course They're Worth It - Of Course They're Worth It The year 2004 promises to be exciting for sports fans and sports figures alike. Let's look at the state of Texas for instance: sports fans in Houston have the opportunity to enjoy professional sports' greatest show, the Super Bowl, in February, and then the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July. Sports fans in San Antonio will welcome back their NBA Champion Spurs, and fans in Dallas will most likely be filling the seats of Texas Stadium to cheer on America's Team once again....   [tags: Sports Athletics Texas Essays] 994 words
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Death Penalty - Justified - Death Penalty - Justified There are many problems facing our criminal justice system today. Some of the more important ones are overcrowded jails, the increasing murder rate, and keeping tax payers content. In light of these problems, I think the death penalty is our best and most reasonable solution because it is a highly effective deterrent to murder. And, tax payers would be pleased to know that their hard-earned tax dollars are not being wasted on supporting incorrigible criminals who are menaces to society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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The causes and effects of the stock crashes - The causes and effects of the stock crashes Almost 75 years and almost 20 years ago, there were huge crashes in New York. These crashes caused an uproar throughout the nation. Number of people died, billions of dollars lost and damaged lots of lives. Those crashes had been called most severe of the 20th century. Those crashes are symbolized as Black Days. Well, you might think that those crashes could be car crashes or plane crashes or train crashes. You might also think that if nation could have lost billions of dollars and lots of lives, those could be car or plane or train crashes....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Negative Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement - The Negative Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement In January 1994, the United States, Mexico, and Canada implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), forming the largest free trade zone in the world. The goal of NAFTA is to create better trading conditions through tariff reduction, removal of investment barriers, and improvement of intellectual property protection. NAFTA continues to gradually reduce tariffs on set dates and aims to eliminate all tariffs by the year 2004....   [tags: Economics Agriculture Business Trade Essays]
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Better Things Come To Those Who Wait - Better Things Come to Those who Wait. Early entry into the NBA has become one of the hottest topics in basketball today. Every year, more and more high school and college basketball players are foregoing their remaining years of college or all of college in favor of entering the NBA draft. It all started twenty-seven years ago, in the year 1969, when Spencer Haywood from the University of Detroit was the first underclassmen to leave college early in favor of the NBA. He signed with Denver of the ABA, for 50,000 dollars, after his sophomore season, in hopes of becoming a professional superstar....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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capital punishment - The Ineffectiveness of Capital Punishment For many years, capital punishment has been in use, but it is not been effective. Theodore Robert Bundy in 1978, slipped into a Tallahassee sorority house and bludgeoned two sleeping women to death, then killed a 12-year-old girl in Lake City. He was sentenced to three concurrent death sentences in 1979. Nine years later, Bundy is alive and well on the Death Row (Von Drehle 1A). A prisoner sentenced to death spends an average of 10 years, nationally, on death row waiting for their execution....   [tags: essays research papers] 1519 words
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Comparitive Essay On Ladies Shoes - Shoes have always been something that women want to go shopping for. Over the latter part of this century, it has become more likely for women to buy many shoes because of the growing diversity of shoe fashion. Shoe manufacturers have taken advantage of this growing diversity to create as many types of shoes as they can. Ladies shoes can be classified into three categories: cheap shoes, moderately priced shoes, and expensive shoes. The first types of ladies shoes are the cheap shoes. First, cheap shoes usually cost anywhere from twenty-five dollars to around sixty dollars....   [tags: essays research papers] 700 words
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Female Discrimination In The Labor Force - Female Discrimination in the Labor Force In the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women participating in the labor force. This expansion has unfortunately shown how women are still being treated as inferior citizens when comparing their wages and the jobs they are hired for to that of men. Many women in similar occupations as men, and having the same qualifications are only paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The only reasonable explanation that can be found for this income gap is discrimination....   [tags: Gender Discrimination] 1294 words
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Harriet Tubman - Early Years Her real name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Born as a salve on June 14, 1820 on a plantation in Maryland. There were 8 children in her family and she was the sixth. When she was five, her Mother died. Her Father remarried one year later and in time had three more children. Her Father always wanted her to be a boy. When Harriet was only 13 years old, she tried to stop a person from being whipped and went between the two people. The white man hit her in the head with a shovel and she blacked out....   [tags: essays research papers] 1167 words
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Legalization of All Drugs - Legalization of All Drugs Legalize Drugs. I know what you’re thinking, are you crazy. The debate over the legalization of drugs continues to disturb the American public. Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs, beliefs that are contrary to what Americans should believe. I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs Narcotics Argumentative Essays] 1827 words
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Minitrucks and their effect on society - Mini-Trucking and its Effect on Society The vehicle code handbook states that any modification done to a vehicle to alter it from its original state violates the law. That single sentence has created more problems for custom vehicle owners than can be imagined. Yet, at the same time, it has generated massive amounts of money for the state of California. Modifying one’s vehicle sets it apart from others and makes a statement about the owner’s individuality. Over the past decade, hacking up a vehicle, putting a trick paint job on it, and developing an “out-of-control” sound system has evolved into a sport, not just a hobby....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Paintball - Paintball is a fast and furious sport. It is played on both a social and serious level by over 16 million people around the world (Cooke,11). It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Paintball's history, games, guns, and safety are all part of the fun. In 1970, James Hale, an engineer, invented and patented the first commercially successful paintball gun. Paintball guns were first used by the National Forest Association to mark trees that would be cut down. Then, it was used to mark cattle by cowboys....   [tags: essays research papers] 2070 words
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Profiles in American Enterprise A.G. Edwards Inc. - Profiles in American Enterprise A.G. Edwards Inc. The industry for securities is undoubtedly an exciting and fast paced industry. This means that brokerage firms such as A.G. Edwards and Sons must always be watching the stock prices on every stock in the market so that they can give their clients maximum profit. When A.G. Edwards and Sons’ clients do well then in turn so does the brokerage firm. A.G. Edwards Inc. is not the biggest corporations in America, but yet it is still a very large corporation and has great importance in the industry for which it participates....   [tags: essays research papers] 3024 words
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Salaries of Athletes are too High - Salaries of Athletes What should athletes deserve to be paid. Many players have risen to stardom by becoming a professional athlete. Athletes have come from many different backgrounds; some from wealthy and some from poverty raised backgrounds. Salaries are continuing to rise, and money doesn’t seem to be an issue. Athletes are getting what they want from the owners by negotiating through their agents. Athletes’ salaries aren’t from their owners, but they come from other sources (“Athletes’ Salary”)....   [tags: Professional Athlete Athletics Sports Salary]
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Us Vs. Charles Thomas - Curricular Enhancement Project Court Observation Outline I. Introduction II. Nature and Participants United States of America vs. Charles "Chuck" Thomas III. Testimony and Arguments defense Main Argument of Defense Family Issues Plain Error Violation of 6th Amendment Blakely vs. Washington Court's Response V. What I Learned I. Introduction This was certainly not Charles Thomas's first time in a court room, several months before this he was being tired on a base offence level for money laundering with his partner Herbert Fletcher....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 777 words
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The Economic Effects of a Casino on Verde Valley - The Economic Effects of a Casino on Verde Valley I tried to begin my study without any bias towards the results and believe that I succeeded in that category. I have been working for the casino for about six months so this gave me a little more access to the information than the average Joe. The results lead me to believe that the effects of the casino on the Verde valley as a whole are relatively small. In this report I will show the economic effect of the casino on the Verde valley as well as the effect it has on the crime rate bankruptcy and over all poverty....   [tags: Papers] 779 words
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Elite Athletes are Being Paid too Much - Are elite athletes/sports men or women being paid too much if not how are there high salaries justified, if so, why, and how could there money be put to better use. To most people one million dollars a lot of money, to most people one thousand dollars is a lot, but even though it is hard to believe, to some people these figures mean nothing. It is no secret that professional athletes particularly those who play soccer, golf, and race F1 cars make big bucks, but people do not realize to what extent....   [tags: essays research papers] 979 words
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Dangers of Fast Food - It's quick, it's convenient, it's delicious. Fast food is the most popular quick-service nourishment. It plays an important roll in the lives that we humans so perfectly laid out for ourselves. Why try cooking when you can get food at a much faster rate. To most people, fast food is the answer to all of our problems. It is good in every possible way, or is it. Although some might deny the consequences, we all know there is a steep price to pay. So here by today, I am asking you to have a closer look at the hidden dangers....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food] 886 words
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Alternative Engines: Are They Worth The Struggle? - OVERVIEW: SHOULD ENGINEERS BOTHER. Whether you drive or not, I'm sure you've noticed the sudden jump in gas prices. From hurricanes ravaging the gulf coast to the war in Iraq, and a supposed gasoline shortage, many people are left to wonder if there is any end in sight to the drastic hikes. Many people cannot afford to be driving on three dollars per gallon, so they are looking for alternatives. The development of hybrid engines, further development of diesel engines, and the possibility of hydrogen powered vehicles has brought a glimmer of hope to people around the world....   [tags: Energy Fuel Efficiency] 986 words
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SPAM Email - SPICEY PORK AND e-MAIL Anyone who "SPAMS" as a marketing technique should be forced to sit at a computer and experience the utter agony that is receiving SPAM email. In the past week I have received over 105 emails to my AOL account. Out of the 105 emails, only one was a "real" email from an actual person, the rest: SPAM. This problem must be happening to others, so why hasn't something been done to outlaw this annoying junk email. Who is the evil mastermind behind this so-called "SPAM". Who is it, so I can find them and make sure they never touch a computer again....   [tags: Internet Marketing] 1173 words
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The Automatic Millionaire - In the first four chapters of The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach recounts his experience with the McIntyres, the first couple to become automatic millionaires. While most people think that becoming a millionaire requires strenuous planning, a six figure income, or an inheritance, Bach shows how easily an average middleclass person can amass wealth. Bach goes onto explain how anyone can gain financial independence and accumulate millions of dollars by setting aside small amounts of money daily....   [tags: David Bach] 1059 words
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Warren Buffet - Warren Buffett Warren Edward Buffett is known for being a famous American investor. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 30, 1930. Warren was born to Leila and Howard Buffett. His father, Howard, was a stockbroker and also became a member of congress. Warren showed early signs of being entrepreneurial through being involved in various business dealings as a child. He also made his first investment in the stock market when he was just 11 years old. In his teen years he began studying at the Wharton school of finance at University of Pennsylvania....   [tags: Biography] 1218 words
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Five Characteristics Of United States Market - The United States is the most open market in the world, with the annual trade volume more than 1,100,000,000,000 U.S. dollars. The United States is China's major trading partner. Now the total volume of products that are made in China importing into the United States is more than 100,000,000,000 U.S. dollars. These products are consumer goods, mostly through a number of intermediate links into the United States. Many Chinese factory productions and the market are out of touch. They lack understanding of the international market, which requires enterprises to know more about the international market....   [tags: Economics] 1595 words
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Hilton ITT Case Study - 1. Why might Bollenbach have opened his bidding for ITT at $55 per share. What was his likely strategy. The $55 value is on the lower range of the analyst eztimates, with a best guess estimate of $67.94. Since the value of the stock had been below $45 for 4 months, the offer of 55 dollars represented a 29% premium to investors. Bollenbach knew that management would be resistant of any attempt to be acquired, regardless of price, because of failed previous attempts to negotiate a friendly merger at year end 1996....   [tags: Finance Business Analysis] 1431 words
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Soft and Silky Marketing Strategy - Soft and Silky Marketing Strategy Target Market - females age 25-45 Marketing Strategy - Price leader – Soft and Silky is the leader in price in their category (women's shaving gels) Marketing Objectives – Projected sales with cannibalization to be significantly higher than the difference in cost to produce the 5 oz or 10 oz gel containers Product – 5.5 oz and 10 oz aerosol shaving gels for women Product Strategy – Product Development – if one considers Soft and Silky's offerings new, but it is an existing market Product Objectives - customer satisfaction by providing a shaving gel that has a lotion scent, reduces skin irritation, moisturizes, and an aerosol can with no CFCs Product Tactics – during the summer months, when shaving is more popular because women are wearing shorts/skirts, etc....   [tags: Business Marketing Strategy Analysis] 1356 words
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Martha Stewart Insider Trading - Illegal insider trading is when non public corporate information has influenced a trade when someone buys or sells. When someone uses this information it allows them to gain an unfair advantage over other investors causing the market to gain or lose money. If insider trading were allowed then people that invested would no longer feel confident to invest. The legal way to gain an advantage over other investors would be for them to obtain skills in analyzing and understanding accessible information....   [tags: Business Law] 1875 words
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Herbal Dietary Supplements - Herbal Dietary Supplements Fit America Fit America touts itself as the very best and most practical 100% Natural system of weight loss that helps an individual lose weight without dieting. Fit America is a natural weight control that is composed of 13 herbs and minerals that supposedly "help suppress appetite, regulate the bowels and kidneys, and stimulates the metabolism so the body uses the foods consumed more efficiently." The Fit America program requires a high protein, low carbohydrate diet....   [tags: Diet Supplement Weight Loss Gain Research Paper]
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War With Iraq is Not Necessary - The debate whether America should have a war to Iraq lasted for about 2 years. As far as I am concerned, however, I agree that America should not have a war to Iraq. The first argument that can be presented to develop my position is that the immediate war to Iraq costs for the U.S. will come to about 200 billion, giving the American people heavy economical burden. A good example may be found in many documents and statistics. So far, Congress appropriated approximately&56 billion in April 2003;another &72 billion in November 2003....   [tags: United States America Middle East] 391 words
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Digital Media Piracy - Digital Media Piracy Digital Media; as in software, music, movies, books, and anything else which can be stored in binary representation, which then, can be so conveniently transmitted across the globe over the world wide web to anyone and everyone, with total disregard to any copyright laws what so ever, which is where the piracy part comes in. Probably not too long after the computer was first invited, someone sat down and wrote a useful piece of software, and then not too long after that, some guy copied that piece of software and probably thought it was pretty nifty trick....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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Causes and Solutions of World Poverty - Causes and Solutions of World Poverty Poverty is prevalent throughout the world around us. We watch television and see famous people begging us to sponsor a child for only ten dollars a month. We think in our own minds that ten dollars is only pocket change, but to those children and their families, that ten dollars is a large portion of their annual income. We see images of starving children in far away countries, and our hearts go out to them. But we really do not know the implications of poverty, why it exists, or even what we can do to help combat this giant problem in our world....   [tags: Global Poverty Informative Essays] 1143 words
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The Value of Human Life in The Bet by Anton Chekhov - The Value of Human Life in The Bet by Anton Chekhov In the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a heated argument at a party over which is more moral, capital punishment or life imprisonment. The host of the party, the banker, believes that capital punishment is more moral because the death sentence kills the victim quicker rather than dragging out the process. A twenty-five year old lawyer at the party responds, saying, he would choose the life sentence to be more moral because any life is better than no life at all....   [tags: The Bet Anton Chekhov Essays] 1113 words
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Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF - Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF With President Bush’s “War on Global Terrorism” making front page news reports and filling the news waves on the evening news, the American Public might not realize that there is in fact a war of sorts going on behind the scenes in their own country. This is the war on home-grown terrorist organizations. Moreover, it is the war to fight against the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and its environmental little brother spin-off the ELF or Environmental Liberation Front....   [tags: Terrorism USA Esays Papers]
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Enron Scandal - The Enron Scandal One of the most popular business bankruptcies and collapses known to date is that of the Enron Corporation. Enron, once known as "America's Most Innovative Company" by Fortune Magazine six straight years from 1996 to 2001. Enron seemed to be doing very well until the summer of 2001 generating a lot of cash and new businesses, but in October of 2001 Enron was forced to disclose that their accounting practices had been very creative, and failed to follow generally accepted accounting principles....   [tags: Business Crime, ethics]
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Deceptive Accounting - Deceptive Accounting 1.Describe the legal and ethical issues surrounding Andersen’s auditing of companies accused of accounting improprieties. In this case study, in my opinion, the causes of that the Andersen’s auditing of companies accused of accounting improprieties, it’s has a main factor. Because Athur Andersen do not think about the company who is to cooperate whit it is like Athur Andersen to make deceptive accounting. These four real cases to show us how they operate the deceptive accounting....   [tags: Finance Accounting Case Analysis] 1331 words
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Texas Toll Roads - Texas Toll Roads - an examination of tolling and alternate measures Nothing that has occurred in the last several years in Texas has been quite as controversial as the new and increased usage of toll roads for new road construction. We have heard many statements that the toll roads are being built as a money-making system for the state (and the Department of Transportation). Statements have also been made to the effect that the state is "selling" the state, one length of roadway at a time; that the current roads could be maintained by the state, with current state funding levels....   [tags: Government] 1228 words
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Time Value Of Money - Time Value of Money "Money has a time value associated with it and therefore a dollar received today is worth more than a dollar to be received in the future" (Block, Hirt, 2005). The time value of money may be based on the concept that one would prefer to receive a fixed payment today rather than the same fixed payment at a future date. This paper discusses some of the key components of time value of money and identifies the application of time value of money in various businesses. Commercial banks use various time value of money formulas daily....   [tags: Business Finance] 741 words
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