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 administering consumer protection laws increasing and decreasing the money supply providing oversight and services for financial institutions raising and lowering interest rates

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 Decreasing inflation High unemployment Low GDP Peak production




Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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Which are more popular with citizens, contractionary or expansionary government actions, and why?

 Contractionary, because they decrease the amount of money held by the government and put more in the hands of its citizens Contractionary, because they decrease the amount of money held by the people and put more in the hands of the government Expansionary, because they increase the amount of money held by the government and put less in the hands of its citizens Expansionary, because they increase the amount of money held by the people and put less in the hands of the government




Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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Lowering the discount rate can promote full employment because

 employees are more likely to apply for multiple jobs employees are able to get better offers for hourly wages companies are more likely to expand and hire more workers companies are less likely to sign up employees for unemployment insurance




Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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Inflation is low but the unemployment rate is the highest seen in several years. Economists report signs that show in six months the economy is likely to improve. The economy is likely in

 contraction expansion a peak a trough




Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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Why do governments regulate natural monopolies?

 To allow only certain consumers to have access to goods and services To have access to the resources when national security is at risk To prevent prices from rising too high and to increase efficiency To prevent single suppliers from continuing to dominate a market




Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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How does the U.S. government slow economic growth?

 By decreasing taxes and decreasing spending By decreasing taxes and increasing spending By increasing taxes and decreasing spending By increasing taxes and increasing spending




Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)


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Some products are produced most efficiently when there is a single supplier. What is this called?

 Natural monopoly Natural resources Price controls Wage controls

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The core reading topic or article link, How I Bluffed My way through college: http://www.salon.com/2011/04/19/my_mediocre_college_career/



Part 1.


   Minimum 150 words (successful analyses are often longer)

·    Following Step 2 in CHAPTER 3, analyze and specifically describe your Audience, Time, Place, and Purpose of your draft.

·    NOTE: Your audience consists of other members of this class and your instructor

·    Place the situation analysis at the beginning of your first draft, before the first page of your actual composition



Part 2.

·    Summary and Response of ONE of the core readings selected by your instructor

·    Clearly developed main point (thesis) stating overall, focused response to the selected core reading

·    Accurate summarizing and meaningful response, supported with evidence

·    APA or MLA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor.

·    Use of at least 5 quotes (words, phrases, or key sentences) and/or paraphrases (key details or ideas rephrased in your own words)

·    Observation of the conventions of Standard English

·    600 words minimum for first draft (the minimum 150 words for the situation analysis is not included in this count)

Abnormal immune responses can trigger a range of autoimmune diseases, in which an individual’s immune system is attacking normal tissues in the body. Well-known examples of autoimmune diseases are type 1 diabetes mellitus, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.

Ideally, one would like to harness the immune system to attack abnormal substances or tissues like cancer, while sparing the normal (unaffected) tissue. Many tumor cells produce antigens (proteins) that theoretically ought to trigger an immune response: that is, one’s immune system ought to recognize cancer cells as somehow foreign or abnormal, and thereafter eliminate these cells from the body. The field of cancer immunotherapy is actively pursuing this study.

Tumor antigens may also be useful for diagnostic tests; high levels of tumor antigens could be taken as markers or indicators of cancer. In this assignment, you will be examining levels of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) as determined from immunoassays (i.e., biochemical tests that measure the concentrations of the tumor-associated antigens in serum samples).

  • Download the Excel file MHA610_assignment_3_data.xls, and open it.
  • The spreadsheet contains data on 250 individuals: 90 normal individuals from San Diego (the controls), and 160 individuals from Korea and China, all of whom were diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
    • Serum samples were taken from the controls and from the cases at time of diagnosis of HCC. Levels of a panel of 12 tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) were assessed via immunoassays in all individuals;
      • The levels are given in the columns with headings Ab14, HCC1, IMP1, KOC, MDM2, NPM1, P16, P53, P90, RaIA, and Survivin. (These are the designations of the 12 TAAs, all of which were thought to be potentially predictive of cancer.)
  • The underlying question is whether we can effectively discriminate between the cases and controls on the basis of the levels of these TAAs. This is sometimes termed a classification problem in the statistics and biostatistics literature: we wish to classify individuals as normal or cancer patients on the basis of their TAA levels.
  • We will examine these data in Statdisk. Use the MHA610_Week 3_Assignment_Data.CSV file to upload this information into Statdisk.

    • If you choose the latter option, Start Statdisk, then choose File>Open and select the .csv file you created (unless you changed the name, it ought to be MHA610_assignment_3_data.csv)
    • Check the box that specifies the data contains column titles or headers, select Comma separated for how the data are delimited, click finish, and the dataset will have been successfully imported into Statdisk.
    • NOTE: you may want to read through the remainder of the assignment first, before proceeding with this step. This may save you some work afterwards!
  • Note that Statdisk operates on columns of data, and that both cases and controls are contained in each column of TAA levels. It will be necessary to separate the cases and controls for further analyses. This can be accomplished either by copying within Statdisk or by reverting to the original Excel workbook, copying in Excel, exporting as a .csv file, and then importing into Statdisk. (Don’t say you weren’t warned!)
  • Explain if you would characterize any or all of the TAA levels as approximately normally distributed for the controls and for the cases.
    • Provide plots and statistics in support of your conclusions.
  • Explain if any of the TAAs are useful for discriminating between the cases and controls.
    • Provide plots and statistics in support of your conclusions.
  • All writing assignments should be at least 250-500 words in APA format supported by scholarly sources.

BONUS. In the above, we pooled all cases together.  Summarize whether you think this is legitimate or whether the levels of any of the TAAs appear to differ significantly between the cases from China and the cases from Korea. Provide evidence in support of your conclusion.

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Select a topic for your feature story and podcast and begin your research on that topic. Find an example of each of these types of sources and provide the URL. Submit your list of sources by the end of the class.

Assignment: Application of International Law

Monarch Associates, a U.S. computer parts manufacturer, entered into a joint venture with a Russian computer technology company, Vladir Unlimited. The joint venture agreement was signed by both parties but created by Vladir and had an arbitration clause that called for all legal and nonlegal disputes, to be arbitrated in Russia. Vladir could also choose arbitrators from a panel maintained by the Russia Arbitration Institution. The panel members live in Russia.

Monarch now contends that a legal dispute with Vladir should be handled in the United States. Vladir insists that the dispute should be handled in Russia.

Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research international law and its application to companies such as these. Write a five-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc.

Respond to the following questions in your essay:

  • What laws govern arbitration in the U.S.?  In Russia?
  • In your opinion, in which country should the dispute be handled?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages for Monarch Associates under the arbitration arrangement?
  • If you were Monarch Associates’ in-house counsel, what advice would you give them on negotiating future joint ventures with Russian businesses?
  • What other considerations should Monarch Associates keep in mind in the formation of any future contracts with foreign companies?

Individually - Write a paper on a company of your choice (this can be the one your team has selected for the course project, but this is not done as a team).

Write about the market segmentation within that industry, along with defining and characterizing the target market for the company and the selection process for that target market. 

As with all academic and professional papers, do not use first or second person in your writing. These are evidence-based objective documents, not personal perspective.

This is learning and preparation for your Team assignment in Week 3.

Required Elements:

  • Write a 2,100-word paper that includes the following:
    • An Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion, Reference page with at least 3 references (cited in the document) including the textbook.
    • Your results from the Grammarly tool and the Turnitin Plagiarism Checker report, posted as separate documents.
    • An STP Analysis, including the criteria you will use to segment your market and select your target market including geographic, demographic, psychographic, and behavioral factors. 

      This paper must work through the 7-step Segmentation Process from your reading.

      As a result of working through this STP Analysis step by step, you will have:
      • A quantified description of your target market, and
      • A brief (one or two sentencespositioning statement that identifies:
        • Your target market
        • The needs that drive purchase
        • Your organization's industry category
        • How your organization solves the target's needs
        • Your organization's competition
        • What makes your organization different from its competition

(SEE the MKT571 Course Requirements handout)

You must include headings in this STP Analysis, which reflect that you have worked through the 7-Step Segmentation Process (per below) from your textbook readings (Chapter 8, Marketing Management (Kotler & Keller. 2012)

1.  Select the broad product market - Group based on similar needs

2.  Identify unmet needs - Determine demographics, lifestyles and usage behaviors that make the segment distinct and actionable

3.  Form homogeneous markets - Determine the overall attractiveness of the segments (market growth, access, etc)

4.  Identify determining dimensions - Determine profitability

5.  Name the markets - Create a value proposition and product-price positioning strategy. This should result in A BRIEF POSITIONING STATEMENT for your company and partners to use as the foundation for marketing the new product.

6.  Evaluate - Test the attractiveness

7.  Estimate the size of each targeted segment - Determine marketing strategies to position the product with the target

Each step of the segmentation process should result in a quantified outcome leading into the next section. (Instead of justifying a preconceived hypothesis or target, work through the process to DISCOVER the optimal target market characteristics, behaviors, location.)

As a result, the final target audience you define must meet the five segmentation criteria:

Measurable: Is the size, purchasing power, and profiles of the segments able to be measured? (Volume and usage questions)

Accessible: Can the market segments can effectively reached and served?

Substantial: Are the market segments large enough or profitable enough to serve?

Differentiable: Are the market segments conceptually distinguishable and do they respond differently to different marketing mix elements and programs?

Actionable: Can effective programs be designed for attracting and serving the segments.

The criterion for evaluating a segmentation strategy also includes:

Globally adaptable segmentation

Include a minimum of 3 sources of secondary research that support your analysis, including your textbook.

Must follow the APA sample document, include an Abstract, Introduction, and Conclusion, have a minimum of 3 references including your textbook as your primary source for marketing information, post your Grammarly and Turnitin Plagiarism Checker results as separate documents.

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Question 1: 

This week we have studied art that is produced by cultures very different from our own.  Without a cultural frame of reference it is often challenging for us to gain an understanding or even an appreciation of a work of art that reflects a visual aesthetic that is different.  In 3 well developed paragraphs, discuss:

  1. In what specific ways is our understanding of a work of art dependent on an understanding of the religious and cultural beliefs from which the work arose?
  2. What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge?
  3. Looking at a work of art such as the Taj Mahal, which is the world’s most recognized building, how does not knowing the story or context for its construction shape our perception of this as a master work of art?  How does your perception change of this structure once you know the story and reasons for its construction?

Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.

Question 2:

All of the cultures that we have looked at this week built architectural monuments, but few have survived intact.  Often these monuments embody the social, spiritual, political and religious ideas of the culture that created it. One of the few to have survived is the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. In 3 well developed paragraphs, discuss:

  1. What was the function of the Forbidden City?
  2. How was it designed to reflect the social hierarchies of the Ming dynasty?
  3. What other monumental work of architecture did you learn about this week that also reflects these concerns and how?


Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.