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What costs are included for a bottle of water at the JFK International airport if activity-based costing (ABC) is used for product costing?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The Price You Pay for Water at the Airport,” Scott McCartney, April 22, 2015), the cost of a bottle at various airports was compared to the cost of that same bottle of water at a convenience store. A 20-ounce bottle of Dasani water typically costs about $0.99 at […]

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What are potential cost drivers for an ABC system at Virgin America?

After several years of losses, Virgin America recently announced that it anticipates a profit for 2013. Although the company is expecting a profit for 2013, it still is not out of the woods.  Critics have called for greater cost control at Virgin America. The following table contains selected financial and other data for Virgin America […]

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