Final Project (2) - The economy has turned a corner....

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The economy has turned a corner. Although the pace still isn’t what it should be, a healthy mix of consumer spending, exports and business spending is evident. And in real terms -- after wringing out the effects of inflation -- GDP at the end of last year finally recovered the ground it lost during the recession, indicating that the economy is once again in an expansion phase.Read more: http://www.kiplinger.com/businessresource/economic_outlook/##ixzz1GZQI8tDh Become a Fan of Kiplinger's on Face book The economy has turned a corner. Although the pace still isn’t what it should be, a healthy mix of consumer spending, exports and business spending is evident. And in real terms -- after wringing out the effects of inflation -- GDP at the end of last year finally recovered the ground it lost during the recession, indicating that the economy is once again in an expansion phase.Read more: http://www.kiplinger.com/businessresource/economic_outlook/##ixzz1GZQI8tDh Become a Fan of Kiplinger's on Face book Last updated: March 4, 2011 The economy has turned a corner. Although the pace still isn’t what it should be, a healthy mix of consumer spending, exports and business spending is evident. And in real terms -- after wringing out the effects of inflation -- GDP at the end of last year finally recovered the ground it lost during the recession, indicating that the economy is once again in an expansion phase. Read more: http://www.kiplinger.com/businessresource/economic_outlook/##ixzz1GZQmDoFS Become a Fan of Kiplinger's on Face book Executive summary: Wal-Mart primarily competes in a domestic and an international market (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom). In this capacity Wal-Mart provides goods and services using a low cost and delivery method that provides an edge over other retailers. There is an IT infrastructure in place which leads to inbound and outbound logistics and distribution efficiencies that reduce dependency on supplier’s inefficiencies. The focus of this study will review the stock valuation of a historical time frame and will use calculations to express validity to the claim of the stock being stable between different time frames. THE COMPANY The Wal-Mart department store chain, which employs 2.1 million people at 4,700 stores worldwide and in 2002, became the largest corporation in the world. Wal-Mart has taken a dominant or near-dominant position in key sectors of the retail market: 19% of all
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grocery-store food in the United States, command of 35% of the market, 16% of all pharmacy-drug sales in the United States, controls 30% of the U.S. household staples market, controls 30% of the U.S. household staples market, and 15% of all single-copy news publications. Wal-Mart also controls a large and increasing share of the business done by almost every major consumer-products company: 28.3% of Dial's (soap products); 24% of Del Monte Foods'; 23% of Clorox's (bleaches and cleaners); and 23% of Revlon's (cosmetics). It controls one-fifth or more of the business done by Proctor &
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 201 taught by Professor Rcollier during the Spring '10 term at Portland CC.

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