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For each of the four companies Kohl's, Target, JC Penny, and Best Buy, determine the methods of depreciation of PPE and amortization of limited-life...

For each of the four companies Kohl's, Target, JC Penny, and Best Buy, determine the methods of depreciation of PPE and amortization of limited-life intangibles that exist for each company. Indicate service lives used for PPE and intangible assets and how companies determine them. If a company capitalizes computer hardware or software, indicate the method of depreciation and service lives used. Determine the amount of research and development for each company in the most recent year, if any, and indicate possible reasons for differences across companies. Also, for each company, determine how impairment of PPE, goodwill and various other types of intangibles is determined (how frequently done, what determines if impairment is considered, factors that might lead to impairment, as well as actual calculation of impairment). Was there any impairment in the most recent three fiscal years? Explain.

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