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    pharmaceutical industry has a very high business risk due to high risks and costs that are associated with the research and development of new products. American Home Products has a low business risk in comparison to the industry. This is because of the unique nature of mimicking competitor’s products and marketing them in a superior manner, AHP avoids large R&D expenditures. Because the R&D represents a large amount of fixed costs to the industry, all other factors being equal, the risk will be lower. Second, the frugality of the company aids in avoiding unnecessary fixed costs, likewise aiding in the decreased business risk. Third, the company has over 1500 products and each has different revenue streams, this diversification also decreases the variability of revenue to the corporation. They also finance most of its growth internally, keeping debt-to-capital ratio pretty…

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    of refining and marketing the phonograph from the texts “The History of the Edison Cylinder Phonograph” and “The Incredible Talking Machine” by Randall Stross is similar to the development of the Audio Spotlight in Mark Fischetti’s “Psst…. Hey You.” Competitors that battle to be top dog in the dog park, profits that could make a man rich for life, and brains needed to make it possible are all things both modern and older sound businessmen had to deal with. In most any way of living, competitors…

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    African Americans immensely – black people were treated unfairly and received major backlash from majority of white southerners with violence, intimidation and legislation that inhibited black southerners for the majority of the early twentieth century. A lot of this backlash from white southerners was due to the rejection of the idea white supremacy; white supremacy proved to be insufficient to sustain order, therefore the backlash of hatred ignited within the white supremacist community. The…

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    Globalization Of Mcdonalds

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    McDonald’s All over the world, McDonald’s corporation has remained the largest chain of restaurants. This restaurant that deals with fast food can does a very large set of tasking in food production. In one single day, this restaurant can serve up to sixty eight million customers all over the world, in all the 119 countries that the chain of restaurants are set up. The corporation’s initiation can be rooted back to the year 1940 with its headquarters in the USA. The founders of the restaurant…

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    Have major corporations and businesses manipulated the average American consumer? Even though advertising and marketing create positive awareness for products and help economic growth, advertising is definitely geared to manipulate the consumer. Modern commercial advertising strips many cultural customs of all purpose except to sell and make profit. This creates a consumer culture, culture is based on material objects and the process of purchasing them. America has a long and complicated…

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    Food Inc Pros And Cons

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    About a month ago, while I did my usual peruse through Netflix to find my next show to watch, I stumbled upon a food documentary that caught my eye. The documentary was titled Food, Inc (2008). The film’s goal was to inform Americans about how their food goes from the farm to the dinner table. However, as researchers discussed in the documentary, large food corporations have placed a veil over the food industry, thus blurring the reality of food production. Therefore, these corporations are…

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    believe that the Coco-Cola corporation is a superior company than Pepsi co. America being a country of freedom and prosperity was founded on innovation still being embodied in every can of Coke. Opening up a can of Coke, soda, or pop can mean many different things depending on where you live in the country meaning we all have our own opinions. The Coca-Cola company was founded in the late ninetieth century by a pharmacist by the name of John Pemberton. Cokes largest rival Pepsi was founded in…

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    Interview Organization The Corporation Ferguson Enterprises Incorporated is a publicly traded company, which means that ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock. The ticker symbol is WOS because Wolseley, a Switzerland-based industrial distributor, acquired the company in 1982 but retained the name Ferguson. Since then, Ferguson Enterprises has grown from a local distributor to an $11 billion company. A wide assortment of marketing techniques helped in the…

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    attempts to sell a product or a point of view. Advertisements can take many forms either written, oral, or visual. Many people have the perception that advertisements are informative, creative, and sometimes attractive. However, are advertisements informative? Do they give us all the information on their product or do they only manipulate us? When can we say that an advertisement is more informative or more manipulative? By definition advertisement is “the act or practice of calling public…

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    have a massive effect on people’s life, Americans probably just don’t know it yet. Caesar Barber a 56yr old man from the Bronx who sued, was the first broad-based action taken against the fast food industry for allegedly contributing to his obesity. The media through many types of advertisement promotes unhealthy foods, high in saturated fat, large amounts of fructose sugars, salt, as the ideal food options. Many may agree that it was Baber’s own wrongdoing that contributed to his obesity, but…

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