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Dokes, Inc. is considering the purchase of a machine that would cost $440,000 and would last for 9 years. At the end of 9 years, the machine would have a salvage value of $62,000. The machine would reduce labor and other costs by $81,000 per year. Additional working capital of $8,000 would be needed immediately. All of this working capital would be recovered at the end of the life of the machine. The company requires a minimum pretax return of 13% on all investment projects. The net present value of the proposed project is closest to:

A. -$24,308

B. -$8,998

C. -$27,030

D. -$3,662

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