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Sweeney & Associates, a large marketing firm, adjusts its accounts at the end of each month. The following information is available for the year ending December 31, 2011:
A bank loan had been obtained on December 1. Accrued interest on the loan at December 31 amounts to $1,200. No interest expense has yet been recorded.
Depreciation of the firm’s office building is based on an estimated life of 25 years. The building was purchased in 2007 for $330,000.
Accrued, but unbilled, revenue during December amounts to $64,000.
On March 1, the firm paid $1,800 to renew a 12-month insurance policy. The entire amount was recorded as Prepaid Insurance.
The firm received $14,000 from King Biscuit Company in advance of developing a six-month marketing campaign. The entire amount was initially recorded as Unearned Revenue. At December 31, $3,500 had actually been earned by the firm.
The company’s policy is to pay its employees every Friday. Since December 31 fell on a Wednesday, there was an accrued liability for salaries amounting to $2,400.
Record the necessary adjusting journal entries on December 31, 2011.
By how much did Sweeney & Associates’s net income increase or decrease as a result of the adjusting entries performed in part a? (Ignore income taxes.)



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