Time

Annual 2004
Author: Time Magazine
Publisher: Time Incorporated
ISBN: 9781931933896
Category: Reference
Page: 170
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Surveys the principal events of 2003 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine.

Leading the Way

The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage Foundation
Author: Lee Edwards
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 0770435793
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
View: 4774

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The remarkable history of The Heritage Foundation, its influential founder, and the conservative movement in America. Leading the Way tells the story of how Ed Feulner has transformed policymaking in Washington and has led The Heritage Foundation into becoming the most influential conservative think tank in the nation. Under Ed Feulner and for 36 years, Heritage has shaped politics with conservative solutions for such critical issues as entitlements, national security, missile defense, health care, welfare reform, immigration, free trade, energy, and the role of the family and religion in society. Today, with over hundreds of thousands of members and an annual budget of more than $80 million, Heritage is a permanent Washington institution and the leading exponent of conservative ideas in America and around the world. The man who made it happen is Ed Feulner, intellectual entrepreneur, hands-on manager, legendary fundraiser, presidential adviser, bestselling author, and world traveler--a man who never stops and was described by The Economist as "one of the most influential conservatives in America."

NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2004


Author: National Bureau of Economic Research
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572293
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 489
View: 2698

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Papers by leading researchers consider such questions as the effect of government debt on interest rates; technology shocks, demand shocks, and output volatility; and procyclical macroeconomic policies in developing countries.

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics, Annual Report 2004


Author: Statistics Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781589064713
Category:
Page: 30
View: 631

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The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics was established in 1992 to oversee the implementation of the recommendations contained in the reports of two IMF working parties that investigated the principal sources of discrepancy in global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF; to advise the IMF on methodological and compilation issues in the context of balance of payments and international investment position statistics; and to foster greater coordination of data collection among countries. This report summarizes recent trends in global balance of payments statistics, provides an overview of statistical discrepancies in the global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF's Statistics Department, reviews the Committee's work program during 2004 (including to update the Balance of Payments Manual), and previews issues the Committee will address in the future.

Annual Report For 2004

First Report of Session 2004-05, Report, Together with Appendices and Formal Minutes
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Liaison Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215022806
Category:
Page: 83
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Annual report For 2004 : First report of session 2004-05, report, together with appendices and formal Minutes

Financial Accounting: The Impact on Decision Makers


Author: Gary Porter,Curtis Norton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324300859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 816
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Porter/Norton is a transitional text known for its readability, straightforwardness, decision-making focus, and the incorporation of flagship companies. The authors were careful in the new fifth edition to keep the focus on the basics. The authors have eliminated confusing and redundant elements. The result is an uncluttered, straightforward, and concise financial accounting textbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Valuing Pass-Through Entities


Author: Eric J. Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118848616
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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The clarity and guidance valuation analysts have beenthirsting for The business appraisal community regularly names the valuationof pass-through entities as a major issue of concern. Courts,appraisers, and the IRS have long been at odds on the topic, andthe contention within the appraisal community itself over methodsand inputs further complicates the issue. Valuing Pass-ThroughEntities provides clarity for the analyst tasked withvaluation, offering clear explanations of the differentperspectives and approaches to the process. Valuing Pass-Through Entities cuts through the chatterto: Explain the advantages and limitations of different types ofpass-through entities Analyze the different viewpoints currently dividing theappraisal community Gain a fresh perspective on landmark cases Explain how to properly utilize a court-tested model Examine detailed sensitivity analyses of different inputs underthe income and market approaches The book includes illustrative examples, templates, and a usefultechnical supplement, plus case studies that demonstrate thereal-world effects of various pass-through entity valuation methodsand inputs. Detailed analyses and an easy-to-apply model simplifythe process while positively affecting outcomes. Thecompanion website provides the text of landmark court decisions, ablog featuring industry trends and tidbits, additional articles,and the insight of the author and other industry leaders. Valuation requires the successful juggling of multiplevariables, many of which can have a major impact on value. Analystsneed to know how to balance each factor and apply the appropriaterates and discounts, but a lack of standard practice often leavesthe issue too subjective. Valuing Pass-Through Entitiesclears the air, providing real-world guidelines and tools.

Kenya

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Progress Report
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category: Kenya
Page: 57
View: 3789

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This progress report focuses on Medium-Term Plan (MTP) implementation by 2011 in Kenya, including specific progress on the attainment of MDG goals. The report presents the updated MTP program for 2012–13, including the consultations and framework underpinning its preparation. The macroeconomic framework and reformulation of the MTP Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is also discussed. It is concluded that significant progress has been made in meeting the MTP indicators and goals, although challenges remain in reducing poverty and meeting other MDGs.

Imf Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics, Annual Report 2004


Author: N.A
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451963246
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 35
View: 2461

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The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics was established in 1992 to oversee the implementation of the recommendations contained in the reports of two IMF working parties that investigated the principal sources of discrepancy in global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF; to advise the IMF on methodological and compilation issues in the context of balance of payments and international investment position statistics; and to foster greater coordination of data collection among countries. This report summarizes recent trends in global balance of payments statistics, provides an overview of statistical discrepancies in the global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF's Statistics Department, reviews the Committee's work program during 2004 (including to update the Balance of Payments Manual), and previews issues the Committee will address in the future.

Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2011 Annual Report


Author: Samantha Pham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437989128
Category:
Page: 139
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Analyzes significant trends in services trade as a whole, assesses trade in selected service industries, and identifies major U.S. trading partners. Data for both cross-border and affiliate transactions are presented to provide a comprehensive analysis of the international activities of U.S. service industries. The 2011 report covers trade in services from 2004 through 2009 and shows that the U.S. remained the world's largest services market and also the world's leading exporter and importer of services in 2009. This year's report focuses primarily on professional services and includes separate chapters on specific professional service sectors (computer, educ., health and legal services) and AV services. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining


Author: Alfred Stein,Wenzhong Shi,Wietske Bijker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420069276
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
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Describes the State-of-the-Art in Spatial Data Mining, Focuses on Data Quality Substantial progress has been made toward developing effective techniques for spatial information processing in recent years. This science deals with models of reality in a GIS, however, and not with reality itself. Therefore, spatial information processes are often imprecise, allowing for much interpretation of abstract figures and data. Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining introduces practical and theoretical solutions for making sense of the often chaotic and overwhelming amount of concrete data available to researchers. In this cohesive collection of peer-reviewed chapters, field authorities present the latest field advancements and cover such essential areas as data acquisition, geoinformation theory, spatial statistics, and dissemination. Each chapter debuts with an editorial preview of each topic from a conceptual, applied, and methodological point of view, making it easier for researchers to judge which information is most beneficial to their work. Chapters Evolve From Error Propagation and Spatial Statistics to Address Relevant Applications The book advises the use of granular computing as a means of circumventing spatial complexities. This counter-application to traditional computing allows for the calculation of imprecise probabilities – the kind of information that the spatial information systems community wrestles with much of the time. Under the editorial guidance of internationally respected geoinformatics experts, this indispensable volume addresses quality aspects in the entire spatial data mining process, from data acquisition to end user. It also alleviates what is often field researchers’ most daunting task by organizing the wealth of concrete spatial data available into one convenient source, thereby advancing the frontiers of spatial information systems.

2004 Annual Defense Report to the President and the Congress


Author: Donald H. Rumsfeld
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051701
Category: Political Science
Page: 188
View: 8803

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"When this Administration took office, the President charged us with a mission - to challenge the status quo, and prepare the Department of Defense to meet the new threats our nation will face as the 21st century unfolds." - U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld The Department of Defenses' transformative mission is planned against the backdrop of a global war on terrorism. As a result, THE ANNUAL DEFENSE REPORT represents the latest defense strategy with an innovative approach to balancing risks and rewards of a retooled national security policy. This report encompasses information on Operational, Institutional and Force Management Risk and its Future Challenges. Also incorporated are reports from the Secretaries of the Army, Navy & Air Force. Appendices include detailed budget tables, resources allocated to mission and support activities, and a summary of the Goldwater-Nichols Act Implementation Report.