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Introductory financial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review

At the end of the semester, I thought it might be useful to have a review game before the final exam. I have created a Jeopardy-style game that covers basic topics within an introductory financial accounting course. This PowerPoint file contains a Jeopardy-style game suitable for use in an introductory financial accounting class. There are […]

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How do the sale of its Craftsman brand, a loan from a hedge fund, and the sale of real estate impact Sears’ statement of cash flows?

In January 2017, Sears Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) sold its Craftsman brand for $900 million to Black & Decker, the manufacturer of power tools and accessories. That same month, a hedge fund affiliated with the CEO of Sears loaned Sears $500 million. Sears also has plans to sell about $1 billion of real estate assets […]

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Which is healthier from a cash flow standpoint, Sears or Wal-Mart?

Sears Holding Corporation (SHLD) announced in April 2016 that it would be closing 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores during the second half of 2016. The stores it is closing have not been profitable for Sears and it is looking to improve profitability with the closures. Similarly, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (WMT) announced in January 2016, […]

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What does Ford’s 2015 Form 10-K communicate about its cash flows?

Ford Motor Company (F) is an American-based, multinational car and truck manufacturer.  Ford Motor Company was launched in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, including John and Horace Dodge. By 1919, approximately 50% of the cars sold in the United States were made by Ford. In 2014, Ford generated sales of approximately $144 […]

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How does the new equity issued by Sonos, the wireless internet-enabled speaker maker, affect its financial statements?

Sonos is a maker of wireless internet-enabled speaker systems.  It was founded in California in 2002 and has experienced rapidly growing sales.  Its CEO, John MacFarlane, indicated that Sonos would exceed $1 billion in sales in 2014. In December 2014, the privately-held Sonos issued an additional $130 million in new equity. It will be using […]

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What is the impact on cash from Sony selling its old Tokyo headquarters?

In March 2014, Sony signed a deal to sell its old Tokyo headquarters and a nearby building for $156 million. This building served as Sony’s headquarters from 1990 to 2007 and is thought of as the birthplace of the company, where Sony founders worked on the Walkman and Trinitron TV. This building sale follows the […]

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What information can be gathered from Barnes & Noble’s statement of cash flows?

Barnes & Noble is a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.  It has nearly 700 bookstores in 50 states and also has a large e-commerce presence on the Web.  In the past few years, there has been speculation that Barnes & Noble will not survive in the long-term. Among other news stories, the […]

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