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Week 7 Discussions




Discussion 1;E-activity: Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research current articles within the previous 12 months to identify a company that recently participated in a merger or acquisition. Be prepared to discuss.;Based on the company you researched in the e-Activity, assess the key drivers of the merger. Indicate how the merger will most likely create more value for the company stakeholders, indicating whether or not you believe the value will be realized. Provide support for your rationale.;Assess the accounting complexities related to mergers and acquisition, indicating how management accounted for these complexities in the merger you researched. Suggest whether or not you agree or disagree with the accounting approach used in the merger. Provide support for your position.;Discussion 2;The items contained in the Retained Earnings section of a balance sheet are often complex and confusing. Suggest an improvement for the reporting on this information that will help the users of the statement to have a better understanding of the activity. Provide support for your suggestion.;Evaluate what a cumulative loss in the retained earnings section of a company?s balance sheet might indicate about the financial performance in the future, indicating how this may influence decisions made about the company. Provide support for your answer.


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