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Financial Management (Financial Management Association)

Corporate finance in Europe: confronting theory with practice

Corporate finance in Europe: confronting theory with practice Dirk Brounen We present the results o fan international survey of 313 European CFOs on capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, and corporate governance. We find that although large firms often use present value techniques and the capital asset pricing model to assess the feasibility o[an […]

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Nutrition Health Review

Profile of ulcerative colitis

Profile of ulcerative colitis Body parts involved: Large bowel, rectum. Signs and Symptoms: Fever, bloated abdomen, weight loss, bloody diarrhea (up to 20 bowel movements a day), excessive perspiration, nausea, cramps and rectal pain, and pain in the left side of the abdomen that is usually relieved by a bowel movement. Categories most affected: Most […]

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Financial Management (Financial Management Association)

An empirical examination of prepackaged bankruptcy

An empirical examination of prepackaged bankruptcy Brian L. Betker Prepackaged bankruptcy is an increasingly popular means of restructuring financially distressed firms. A prepackaged bankruptcy (a “prepack”) calls for a firm to negotiate a reorganization plan with its creditors, and possibly solicit acceptances of the plan, prior to filing for bankruptcy.(1) The firm then files for […]

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OECD Economic Outlook

Belgium – economic development

Belgium – economic development – Developments in Individual OECD Countries Economic activity has been robust in the recent period. Real GDP growth is projected to continue at around 2 3/4 per cent a year, in both 1998 and 1999, with net exports losing some buoyancy but domestic demand gaining strength. Job creation has already accelerated, […]

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Margaret Dinsdale Nature’s help for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and more Every autumn, to the delight of squirrels and children and to the dismay of homeowners and street sweepers, the stately horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) sheds not only its leaves, but also hundreds of large, soft outer coatings containing hard, dark brown nuts. […]

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National Interest, The

Advancing democracy

Advancing democracy Paula J. Dobriansky IN THE Summer 2004 issue of The National Interest, Adrian Karatnycky called for “an effort to press democracy’s expansion” that would take advantage of what he described as an opening in history when there is a chance utterly to vanquish and banish the worst forms of tyranny and autocracy and […]

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Mortgage Banking

OFHEO RELEASES THIRD-QUARTER HOUSE PRICE INDEX.(Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

OFHEO RELEASES THIRD-QUARTER HOUSE PRICE INDEX.(Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included) THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTER-prise Oversight (OFHEO), Washington, D.C., has released its House Price Index (HPI), a quarterly report analyzing housing appreciation trends by state, Census division and metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Average U.S. house prices increased 7.3 percent from […]

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Nutrition Health Review

Researchers “discover” herbal sleep remedy

Researchers “discover” herbal sleep remedy – use of valerian root by herbalists validated by Nestle Research Center Researchers “Discover” Herbal Sleep Remedy Basel, Switzerland: Valerian root is an herb that has been used for many years by herbalists to deal with anxiety and insomnia. Researchers at the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland have recently investigated […]

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No way USDA

No way USDA – keep organic organic! James J. Gormely A fable: Once upon a time, organic farming — as part of the Organic Movement — captured the excitement of All Americans. It was a time when the public’s awareness of the value of “buying organic” had never been greater. It was a time when […]

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Vitamin C gets an ‘A’ for easing asthma and allergies

Vitamin C gets an ‘A’ for easing asthma and allergies Michael T. Murray Asthma is an allergic disorder characterized by spasm of the the airway tubes, swelling of the mucous lining of the lungs, and excessive production of a thick, viscous mucus. The major concern with asthma is that it can lead to respiratory failure […]