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Chapter 3 - The Research Process (#1,5,6,7,8,10,13 in your text) 1. You have just been assigned to provide client services to the following entities. For each, identify three resources you could consult in order to better understand the company's business model and industry. a. Pfizer 1. Consult with CFO of Pfizer 2. Consult with government agencies who regulate pharmaceutical industry 3. Consult with similar pharmaceutical organization b. Southwest Airlines 1. Consult with CFO of Southwest Airlines 2. Research industry and accounting standards by using Codification 3. Consult with similar airline organization c. Caesars Entertainment 1. Consult with the CFO of Caesars Entertainment 2. Consult with government agencies who regulate casino 3. Research industry and accounting standards by using Codification 5.You are once again in the first step of the research process (understanding the facts). Now, your company is looking to repurchase some of its outstanding stock. You are about to attend a meeting between representatives of your company's Treasury department and a bank at a fixed price on a certain date. Identify three resources you could consult or questions you might ask of others on your team or in the organization, to gather additional background/ precedent for this issue before you attend the meeting.

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