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Subject:  Help me understand Impairment in layman's terms Date:  12/15/2010  8:40 AM
Author:  DoubleMyNet Number:  2133 of 2244

Okay, I was checking out the 2009 10-K filing for MWA because I wanted to learn more about this "impairment" charges that resulted in a major loss of operating income that year.

I understand "restructuring" but not "impairment". Google couldn't answer my question.

My question is what specific transaction would create an impairment that would result in a loss of operating income?

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