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Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 7th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel

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CHAPTER 10

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REPORTING AND ANALYZING LIABILITIES

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Explain a current liability and identify the major types of current liabilities.
  2. Describe the accounting for notes payable.
  3. Explain the accounting for other current liabilities.
  4. Identify the types of bonds.
  5. Prepare the entries for the issuance of bonds and interest expense.
  6. Describe the entries when bonds are redeemed.
  7. Identify the requirements for the financial statement presentation and analysis of liabilities.

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AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

Debt can help a company acquire the things it needs to grow, but it is often the very thing that kills a company. A brief history of Maxwell Car Company illustrates the role of debt in the U.S. auto industry. In 1920, Maxwell Car Company was on the brink of financial ruin. Because it was unable to pay its bills, its creditors stepped in and took over. They hired a former General Motors (GM) executive named Walter Chrysler to reorganize the company. By 1925, he had taken over the company and renamed it Chrysler. ...

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