Cash balances: company analysis

Prior to the financial recession in late 2000s some companies built up significant cash balances. Since that time some companies have continued to increase their cash on liquid investment balances and discussion followed over the value of accumulating large cash balances. Research the topic and answer the following questions in your write up. Use the US securities and exchange commission website to find resources to support your statements. In your paper analyze the advantages and disadvantage is of having a large cash balance. Identify two companies with sizable amount of cash and liquid investments on their balance sheet. Explain why a company would continue to increase their cash on liquid investment balances. Support your statements by sending at least three credible sources in addition to your course text