market forms 5

For this assignment you will do a significant portion of work in MS Excel and import it into an MS Word document for submission. You will use the data below to address Price and Output decisions faced by firms that are not in pure competition. Some numbers may be rounded.

Table 1

Output

Average Fixed cost

Average Variable Cost

Average Total Cost

Marginal Cost

Price

Total Revenue

Marginal Revenue

0

$ 345.00

1

$ 180.00

$ 135.00

$ 315.00

$ 300.00

2

$ 90.00

$ 127.50

$ 217.50

$ 249.00

3

$ 60.00

$ 120.00

$ 180.00

$ 213.00

4

$ 45.00

$ 112.50

$ 157.50

$ 189.00

5

$ 36.00

$ 111.00

$ 147.00

$ 165.00

6

$ 30.00

$ 112.50

$ 142.50

$ 144.00

7

$ 25.71

$ 115.70

$ 141.41

$ 126.00

8

$ 22.50

$ 121.90

$ 144.40

$ 111.00

9

$ 20.00

$ 130.00

$ 150.00

$ 99.00

10

$ 18.00

$ 139.50

$ 157.50

$ 87.00

Address the following:

  1. Complete Table-1. Summarize your calculations.
  2. Prepare a graph showing:
    • Average Fixed Costs
    • Average Variable Costs
    • Average Total Costs
    • Marginal Revenue
    • Marginal Costs
  3. Using the data in the table and on your graph, explain the profit maximizing, or loss minimizing level of output.
  4. normal profit and an economic profit. Are normal profits being earned in this example? Are economic profits present for this firm in this example? Explain your answers.
  5. Given the data in the table and the graph, what type of market structure could this be in the short run? Explain your answers.
  6. If the data in Table-1 represents the long run, what type of firm must this data represent? Explain your answers.

Quotations, paraphrases, and ideas you get from books, articles, or other sources of information should be cited using APA style. Help with citing sources can be found through the Academic Resources page under the Help menu .

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Correctly answered all parts of Question 1 and completed Table-1

20

Correctly created a graph showing all required data from Question 2

12

Correctly answered all parts of Question 3, with accurate and complete explanations

12

Correctly answered all parts of Question 4, with accurate and complete explanations

12

Correctly answered all parts of Question 5, with accurate and complete explanations

12

Correctly answered all parts of Question 6, with accurate and explanations

12

Wrote in a clear and concise manner following APA standards, and demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation of sources

20

Total:

100

hold harmless and nondisclosure clause

(Question 1)

Read this article http://apennedpoint.com/the-dark-side-of-quality/. by a former Wall Street Journal reporter turned physician, anesthesiologist Karen Sibert, MD, titled “The Dark Side of Quality”.

  • What is the one thought that stands out in your mind after reading this article?
  • What are your thoughts about efforts to define quality and improve patient care by measurements?
  • What can we do to improve patient care in a meaningful way?.

(Question 2) is the Digital DOCTOR PAGE 88-90

Hold Harmless and Nondisclosure Clauses”. Do you feel that the legal principle of “learned intermediaries” should apply to EHRs?

political payoffs

Political payoffs are a problem in many countries including the United States. How would you react if you faced the prospect of paying a bribe in order to secure a 100 billion dollar ($100billions) contract for your company?

What if you knew that by not paying, you would not be able to complete a $100 billion contractand your company will loose the opportunity to be awarded the contract? Also, there is a possibility that you may loose your job.

Make sure you play the video before you post your answers.

people of appalachian heritage people of arab heritage 5

Please read chapter 8 and 9 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentations. Once done answer the following questions;

1. Give an overview of the Inhabited localities and topography of the Appalachian and Arab heritage.

2. Discuss any similarities in the beliefs of the Appalachian and Arab heritages regarding the delivery of healthcare.

3. How the religion or folks beliefs influence the delivery of healthcare in these two heritages.

Present your assignment in an APA format, word document, an Arial 12 font. You must cite or quote at least two evidence-based references (besides the class textbook) no older than 5 years old.

A minimum of 600 words excluding the first and references page is required.

answer questions from videos

There are 2 videos with questions embedded in the videos. Please watch the videos and answer the questions in the videos and separate them by video.

Here are the links:

what are advantages of multiple regression analysis

What are advantages of multiple regression analysis?

250 words with APA reference

bus 475 5 to 6 page essay plus powerpoint

As you have explored in this course, ongoing challenges in the global business environment are mostly attributed to unethical business practices, failure to embrace technology advancements, and stiff competition among businesses. Imagine that you have been appointed as the Chief Compliance Officer of a Fortune 500 company of your choice and must prepare a presentation for your suppliers regarding your Supplier Code of Conduct to deliver via a web meeting.

This assignment has two parts.

submit a four to six (4–6) page paper that details what you would say in such a presentation following the same prompts as the video assignment below.

For the second part of the assignment, you will create a presentation using PowerPoint (or other equivalent software) summarizing the important changes and explanations regarding the code of conduct that you communicated in your video/paper presentation to email to the suppliers after the meeting for future reference. The specific points to cover are listed below.

You must submit both parts of the assignment to receive full credit.

Part 1: Video Presentation OR Paper
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Specific Library Resources to help you get started

The Strayer University Library is accessible at research.strayer.edu.

A general introduction to the Strayer Library is available in your course shell on the left-hand menu under Research-Library.

  • Introductory Search – Use the home page’s search box to keyword search many, but not all, databases.
  • Targeted Search – Scroll to the bottom of the page for an A to Z listing of all databases. Float over each link to see a description of the database and click to load that particular database’s custom search page. Custom search pages include both basic and advanced search options.

These databases are only partially searchable through the general search bar. You will have to search them individually to find resources for your paper.

  • Nexis Uni – This contains legal information and would be useful to search for court cases in which your company has been involved.
  • Video Explaining Nexis Uni
  • Mergent Online – This has company info on both public and private companies. Fortune 500 can be public or private. Mergent is known for financial and accounting info, but also has qualitative information too. They offer news feeds, country reports on business environments, industry-wide reporting, company reports, and Annual Reports—the middle 3 are unique to this database. Starting with looking at a company’s annual report would be very useful for this assignment. Industry reports would also be useful to see if your company is involved in any industry-wide initiatives or is notable in its industry in any way (could be good or bad.)
  • Instructional Videos on each of the databases:

American City Business Journals – This is probably the most fun way to read business news by metro area. They have over 35 journals based around US cities. Look up the metro area your company is associated with, go to ACBJ, then choose the applicable city, and search for news articles.

Research Starters are like the academic version of Wikipedia. Search on a topic to get an overview with links to other information within that topic. It will help you get ideas for keywords for your own searches and what you need to know in order to successfully write your paper.

Note – This is an exception example. Research Starter articles do appear in a feature box above the results list when using the general search box on research.strayer.edu.

Don’t stress over writing papers! Watch this video on writing papers and essays. Topics include how to start your research, how to organize your research, how to draft your paper, and how to revise it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlgR1q3UQZE&t=9s

assignment 2 sql security and high availability

Trend Works Management, or TWM, provides management consultant services nationally throughout the United States. It currently has three (3) sites, New York, NY, Denver, CO, and San Diego, CA. with the latter as its home office. The NY and CO site have a total of sixty (60) employees. The NY site has fifteen (15) administrative staff members, and four (4) IT support technicians, whereas the CA site houses a thirty (30) member sales / marketing team, five (5) member HR team, and the executive management team.

Currently, TWN runs one (1) SQL server 2008 instances on Windows Sever 2008 that houses a database of every consultant, their skill qualifications, locale, and their rates. Each site has one (1) server that merges the data to the main database server in San Diego. Each office is responsible for maintaining the information concerning consultants.

The sales team enters consulting inquiries and enters consulting jobs into the database. The administrative staff queries the database to determine the availability of all consultants with the particular skill, and determines local. The TWM Website links to the database so customers can inquire about consulting.

The company is experiencing a four percent (4%) annual growth and plans to expand into two (2) new markets at the rate of one (1) new market every two (2) years. The database is growing at a rate of 5% and will exceed hard-disk space in the future. The server capacity is overloaded, resulting in poor performance and long delays. A large portion of the database is historical information, dating back fifteen (15) years.

TWM plans on opening one (1) additional site in Seattle WA, and hiring ten (10) administrative staff. To improve performance TWM wants to upgrade to Microsoft SQL 2012 and add two (2) additional servers. Additionally, all of the servers need to be secured properly. Currently, only SQL server logins are used, but TWM, wants to integrate Active Directory login services to ensure that a strong password policy can be implemented.

TWM is requesting that a high-availability system be set up between all of the sites to protect the systems from potential disruptions.

The company has asked you to develop an archive plan for its outdated historical information. The company wants to maintain only the data within a five (5) year range and archive the remainder with the ability of accessing if required. TWM also wants to remove the physical load on the servers by adding a database server to its branch office, and would like these databases to be accurately updated daily. TWM has asked that you include a plan for replication.

Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify whether the growth of the database or the business growth is going to influence your design. Justify your response.
  2. Outline any potential concerns of upgrading the SQL Server to a 2012 platform.
  3. Recommend a solution for the login accounts, and explain how consultants can adhere to the current password policy at the database and object level.
  4. Recommend two (2) ways to address the issue of high availability. Outline your recommendations.
  5. Design a replication topology to copy data between the branch offices to the headquarters’ database, outlining any latency, autonomy, and consistency issues.
  6. Using Visio or an open source alternative such as Dia, outline the proposed changes that will accommodate the plan for replication. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment not including the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and design security into the database and server environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design MSSQL, database-level and object-level security.
  • Explain and design an MSSQL solution for high availability

quot china limits exports of rare earth materials quot read the following article then answer questions 1 3

Rare earth metals are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table and include scandium, yttrium, cerium, and lanthanum. Small concentrations of these metals are a crucial ingredient in the manufacture of a wide range of high-technology products, including wind turbines, iPhones, industrial magnets, and the batteries used in hybrid cars. Extracting rare earth metals can be a dirty process due to the toxic acids that are used during the refining process. As a consequence, strict environmental regulations have made it extremely expensive to extract and refine rare earth metals in many countries. Environmental restrictions in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United States have opened the way for China to become the world’s leading producer and exporter of rare earth metals. In 1990, China accounted for 27 percent of global rare earth production. By 2010, this figure had surged to 97 percent. In 2010, China sent shock waves through the high-tech manufacturing community when it imposed tight quotas on the exports of rare earths. In 2009, it exported around 50,000 tons of rare earths. The 2010 quota limited exports to 30,000 tons. The quota remained in effect for 2011 and was increased marginally to around 31,000 tons in 2012 and 2013. The reason offered by China for imposing the export quota is that several of its own mining companies didn’t meet environmental standards and had to be shut down. The effect, however, was to dramatically increase prices for rare earth metals outside of China, putting foreign manufacturers at a cost disadvantage. Many observers quickly concluded that the imposition of export quotas was an attempt by China to give its domestic manufacturers a cost advantage and to encourage foreign manufacturers to move more production to China so that they could get access to lower-cost supplies of rare earths. As news magazine The Economist concluded, “Slashing their exports of rare earth metals has little to do with dwindling supplies or environmental concerns. It’s all about moving Chinese manufacturers up the supply chain, so they can sell valuable finished goods to the world rather than lowly raw materials.” In other words, China may have been using trade policy to support its industrial policy. Developed countries cried foul, claiming that the export quotas violate China’s obligations under World Trade Organization rules. In July 2012, the WTO responded by launching its own investigation. Commenting on the investigation, a U.S. administration official said that the export quotas were part of a “deeply rooted industrial policy aimed at providing substantial competitive advantages for Chinese manufacturers at the expense of nonChinese manufacturers.” In the meantime, the world is not sitting still. In response to the high prices for rare earth metals, many companies have been redesigning their products to use substitute materials. Toyota, Renault, and Tesla, for example—all major automotive consumers of rare earth products—have stated that they plan to stop using parts that have rare earth elements in their cars. Governments have also tried to encourage private mining companies to expand their production of rare earth metals. By 2012, there were some 350 rare earth mine projects under development outside of China and India. An example, Molycorp, a U.S. mining company, is quickly boosting its rare earth production at a California mine. As a consequence of such actions, by early 2014, China’s share of rare earth output had slipped to 80 percent. This did not stop China from announcing quota limits in 2014 that seemed to be in line with those of 2013.

Questions:

1.Which groups benefitted the most from China imposing an export quota on rare earth metals? Did it give the Chinese domestic manufacturers a significant cost advantage? Did it result in dramatically increased quality and environmental standards?

2. Given that 97 percent of rare earth metal production is now done in China, an increase from 27 percent to 97 percent between 1990 and 2010, do you think countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United States should reconsider their environmental restrictions on product of such metals?

3. The restrictions imposed by China on rare earth metals has resulted in some companies (e.g., Toyota, Renault, Tesla) starting to look for alternatives. They plan to use parts that do not include rare earth metals. Is this a good solution?

2 qustions

  1. Evaluate the policies and doctrines that helped the United States shift from isolationism to a Superpower during the middle of the 20th century. Be certain to include specific events, doctrines, and people to make your point. – 75 words
    1. You are a journalist in the present. You have just been assigned to write a news story that evaluates the role of the United States during the Cold War era, specifically in Korea. Since your newspaper has a broad audience, you will need to include analysis of other shifts in this time period, including social, political, and economic changes in the Civil Rights movement as well as policies the U.S. takes that shape its role during the Cold War. – 200 words