We’ve Seen This Movie Before And It Does Not End Well

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According to Paul Whitfield, economists differ on how much blame the Smoot-Hawley tariffs deserve for the Great Depression. They also disagree on how much credit President Franklin Roosevelt deserves for the Reciprocal Tariff Act, which put the U.S. on a path to lower  tariffs. But the market knows. Questions: According to the article, what similarities… Read more »

Woes for Lowe’s?

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Lowe’s announced that it will be laying off thousands of workers, including maintenance workers, service workers, and furniture and grill assemblers. Questions: How does Lowe’s plan to fill this void? What will it offer the laid-off workers? What is the health of Lowe’s stores overall? Source: Dockery, W. (2019). Lowe’s Layoffs 2019: Why The Hardware… Read more »

Trucking company bankruptcies

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According to Business Insider, six trucking companies have already folded during 2019. As a result, more than 2500 truckers are unemployed. Questions: Explain the spot market for trucking companies and what has happened to it. What are the trucking companies that have gone bankrupt in 2019 and how many truckers were left unemployed by each… Read more »

FASB’s influence on what you watch

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According to Accounting Today, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) recent accounting standard update adjusts production costs of films and episodic content produced for TV and online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Questions: How has the accounting for costs adjusted with the way we now consume media? What does the accounting standard eliminate?… Read more »

Deloitte Fined $5.4M

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Deloitte LLP was fined 4.3 million pounds for audit failures of a unit of Serco Group Plc. Additionally, audit engagement partner, Helen George, was fined 97,500 pounds for failure to act in accordance with the fundamental principle of professional competence and due care. Questions: After admission of misconduct by both Deloitte and Helen George, what… Read more »

Block Chain Report on Finance Industry

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A newly released block chain report about banking was previewed on Business Insider.com. Questions: According to Bloomberg, how much money has been poured into block chain technology, annually, as of 2018 within financial institutions? What are key difficulties or roadblocks associated with block chain application? What are the companies mentioned in the report? Source: Tesfaye,… Read more »

Boeing Woes

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According to Business Insider, Boeing’s nightmare year got even worse this weekend as the manufacturer warned that hundreds of its 737 planes, including 159 of its troubled 737 Max jets, might have faulty parts on their wings. Questions: What are slat tracks? Who produced the defective slat tracks? What are ten airlines demanding from Boeing?… Read more »

Tech splits U.S. Workforce

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According to the New York Times, within the technology industry a small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance. Questions: What is responsible for this great divide in the U.S. workforce at places like Intel’s $7 billion plant in Arizona? Why are start-up… Read more »

Rural wireless service threatened

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According to the New York Times, many small U.S. wireless carriers depend on inexpensive equipment from the Chinese company, Huawei, but must soon rethink expansion plans and other replacements of existing gear. Questions: Why did President Trump ban Huawei’s sale of equipment in the U.S.? How extensively is Huawei’s equipment used across the globe? Do… Read more »

Little-noticed provision in new tax law

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Unfortunately, a little-noticed provision in President Trump’s sprawling new tax law is treating middle- and low-income college students like trust-fund babies – a tax law established 33 years ago to prevent wealthy parents from funneling money to their children to lower their tax burdens. Questions: What does this provision do to students? How many undergraduates and graduate… Read more »