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What is Goodwill in a Partnership?
[February 7, 2013 – 04:30 pm]
What is Goodwill in a Partnership?

Goodwill and Dirtbags team up for season promotion. Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) and Long Beach State Athletics announce their partnership where fans in February can enjoy their favorite pastime and help their community. Bill Brady, Senior Associate Athletic Director said, “This partnership is a great way for the Athletics Department and Goodwill SOLAC to work together to highlight the important work Goodwill does in Southern Los Angeles County. It will result in educating Long Beach State students and fans on how they can make…

What is Goodwill in a Company?
[February 3, 2013 – 02:26 pm]
What is Goodwill in a Company?

During my early days in the trucking industry, I spent a number of years directly or indirectly managing sales teams.  At the time, the sales process was largely focused on number of personal calls per day and on customer entertainment.  While service was and still is important, there was a heavy emphasis on face time with customers and prospects, through a combination of lunches, traffic club dinners, sports events and golf outings.  One company I worked for had a policy of five customer lunches per week and two entertainments a month.  Representatives were encouraged to be…

What is Goodwill in a Business?
[February 19, 2013 – 10:40 am]
What is Goodwill in a Business?

Goodwill is an accounting concept meaning the value of an asset owned that is intangible but has a quantifiable "prudent value" in a business.

What is Goodwill in a Balance Sheet?
[February 14, 2013 – 03:51 pm]
What is Goodwill in a Balance Sheet?

ByDavid Schauber, Jr.: Before selecting a stock, there are a number of things that you need to consider in order to ensure that you are buying the stock of a high-quality company whose shares are poised to grow in value over time. Some of these concerns include what the company does, its competitive advantages, valuation, dividend payouts and sustainability, and earnings consistency. Another important thing that you need to consider is the financial condition of the company in question. You want to know if the company is able to continue paying its bills, and how much debt it…

What is Goodwill Financial Statements?
[January 24, 2013 – 03:53 pm]
What is Goodwill Financial Statements?

On Monday ESMA published a report on its review of impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets in IFRS financial statements.  The report raises a number of issues of concern, makes recommendations to improve the application of IAS 36 (Impairment of Assets), and sets out ESMA’s expectation for issuers and their auditors, and for enforcement, going forward. Issues of concern identified ESMA has identified 5 areas of concern: 1. Disclosure of, and discussion of management’s approach in determining, key assumptions for impairment testing :  only 60% of issuers discussed key…

What is Goodwill Finance?
[February 3, 2013 – 04:30 am]
What is Goodwill Finance?

Credit Agricole branch in Paris. Credit: Wikimedia Commons On Friday, February 1 French bank Credit Agricole, the third largest bank in finance, confirmed that it would make a 2.68 billion euro (3.64 billion dollar) goodwill writedown of the value of its assets. Of the this, 923 million euros will come from its consumer finance sector, 852 million euros from its ownership of an Italian retail bank, 267 million euros from its 20 percent stake in Banco Espirito Santo, Portugal’s largest publicly traded bank, and 572 million euros due from its goodwill charges. Between these planned…

What is Goodwill Business?
[January 25, 2013 – 09:17 am]
What is Goodwill Business?

The common law principle of passing off aims to protect businesses carrying out trading activities under a trade mark from unfair competition. Relying upon this principle, traders can take legal action against parties who have used similar marks to mislead the public about the origin of goods or services. Businesses should be aware of the legal consequences of passing off to avoid law suits and protect their own trademarks. advice about protecting marks or using marks in the course of your business, Rollingsons has experienced lawyers who can assist you. For more information…

What is Financial Capital Market in Economics?
[February 12, 2013 – 03:22 pm]
What is Financial Capital Market in Economics?

Kirilenko will co-direct the newly created MIT Sloan Center for Finance and Policy Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of Practice, MIT Sloan Andrei Kirilenko, former Chief Economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a renowned expert on automated financial markets, has joined the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management as Professor of the Practice of Finance. Kirilenko, who was born in Ukraine, began his tenure at the CFTC in 2008 and was appointed Chief Economist in December 2010. That year he was also the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for…

What is financial capital in economics?
[February 9, 2013 – 08:33 am]
What is financial capital in economics?

Without college, I'd probably be doing what my dad, brother, and grandfather did, work in a tractor store selling parts, and if I was lucky, some day get promoted to sales. College was my ticket out of the small farming town I grew up in, but if it wasn't for the low tuition at California state schools at the time, I probably wouldn't have made it. (Tuition was around $100 per semester, and I could earn enough to pay tuition, dorm fees, etc. working on farms in the summer and at a tractor store selling parts to cranky farmers during school. I also worked…

What is Copyrights law?
[February 19, 2013 – 10:37 am]
What is Copyrights law?

Copyrights are generally enforced by the holder in a civil law court, but there are also criminal infringement statutes in some jurisdictions. Under the First Sale Doctrine (Section 109 of the Copyright Act), ownership of a physical copy of a copyright-protected work permits lending, reselling. Copyright law originated in the United Kingdom from a concept of common law; the Statute of. The law gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical.

What is Copyrights and Patent ACT 1988?
[February 15, 2013 – 04:06 pm]
What is Copyrights and Patent ACT 1988?

Notes on the Copyright, designs and patents act 1988: Intellectual property means you own what you create. Intellectual property can be used to gain financial reward and they can be used to earn a living. The copyright, designs and patents act 1988 was made to protect intellectual property. Copyright means that you should only copy or use copyrighted work if you have the owners permission. There is an exception if you are using it for educational purposes, such as research or private study – but you must always acknowledge your sources. Design right gives you protection from…

What is copyrighted on a website?
[January 31, 2013 – 12:57 pm]
What is copyrighted on a website?

When it comes to the enforcement of copyright Russia is hardly the poster boy of the world’s intellectual property focused companies. In recent years the country has been subjected to intense criticism, especially from the United States, over its failure to curtail piracy both off and online. It’s expected that Russia will eventually harden its currently lax approach to copyright but if the latest news coming out of the government there is anything to go by, that might be much sooner than most people expected. A draft law filed by the Ministry of Culture on January 25 proposes…

What is copyrighted materials?
[February 8, 2013 – 06:54 pm]
What is copyrighted materials?

In late 2007, online video site YouTube introduced Content ID, a program designed to identify and take down copyrighted materials and content from its website. In 2013, YouTube announced that over 4, companies use the program to monitor the website to ensure that their copyrighted materials is not being use. In the 5 years that the program has been in existence, YouTube has identified over 200 million copyrighted videos that were uploaded to the site. Source:  Amir Efrati, “Reappearing on YouTube: Illegal Movie Uploads, ” Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2013.

What is copyrightable in a Song?
[January 28, 2013 – 07:57 pm]
What is copyrightable in a Song?

Is Jonathan Coulton right?  And does it matter? Sir Mix-a-Lot released ‘Baby Got Back’ in 1992.  Jonathan Coulton covered ‘Baby Got Back’ in 2005 using a new (let us say, “original, ” both in the copyright sense of that word and in its ordinary but different everyday sense) arrangement.  The TV show Glee provoked a controversy recently by performing a version of ‘Baby Got Back’ that sounds nearly identical to Coulton’s version. The various possible worlds of the Internet are a-flutter over the alleged appropriation of Coulton’s work by the producers of Glee. Read summaries of…