Find a recent annual report for a firm with business acquisitions (e.g., Compaq, GE). Locate the firm’s consolidated statement of cash flows and answer the following:
• Does the firm employ the direct or indirect method of accounting for operating cash flows?
• How does the firm account for the balances in balance sheet operating accounts (e.g., accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable) in determining operating cash flows?
• Describe the accounting for cash paid for business acquisitions in the statement of cash flows.
• Describe the accounting for any noncontrolling subsidiary interest, acquired in-process research and development costs, and any other business combination–related items in the consolidated statement of cash flows.

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