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untitled What have we seen as economic trends between 1980 and today? How has the drive for economic success impacted families and our daily lives? What are GDP and GNP and why do we care about them? How do underemployment and shrinking benefits impact the American dream? These are some of the questions that will be answered during this lesson. Welcome to Signs of the Economic Times, a lesson from the Teaching Economics As If People Mattered series, brought to you by United for A Fair Economy, Reach And Teach, and Tamara Sober Giecek. The following information will help you prepare to have a lively, engaging, and effective hour of learning with your group. Learning Objectives This lesson, which takes approximately one classroom hour (55 minutes) has the following learning objectives: Review economic trends from 1980 through the present. Concepts and Key Terms The following concepts and key terms are covered in this lesson: Download Lesson Plan Articles and Other Web Resources

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Capital Budgeting, Decision Process, Procedure, Definition Capital budgeting is the process by which the financial manager decides whether to invest in specific capital projects or assets. In some situations, the process may entail in acquiring assets that are completely new to the firm. In other situations, it may mean replacing an existing obsolete asset to maintain efficiency. During the capital budgeting process answers to the following questions are sought: What projects are good investment opportunities to the firm? Components of Capital Budgeting Initial Investment Outlay:It includes the cash required to acquire the new equipment or build the new plant less any net cash proceeds from the disposal of the replaced equipment. Net Cash benefits or savings from the operations: This component is calculated as under:-(The incremental change in operating revenues minus the incremental change in the operating cost = Incremental net revenue) minus (taxes) plus or minus (changes in the working capital and other adjustments).

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