A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law. Early incorporated entities were established by charter (i.e. by an ad hoc act granted by a monarch or passed by a parliament or legislature). Most jurisdictions now allow the creation of new corporations through registration.

Corporations come in many different types but are usually divided by the law of the jurisdiction where they are chartered into two kinds: by whether or not they can issue stock, or by whether or not they are for profit.

Where local law distinguishes corporations by ability to issue stock, corporations allowed to do so are referred to as "stock corporations", ownership of the corporation is through stock, and owners of stock are referred to as "stockholders." Corporations not allowed to issue stock are referred to as "non-stock" corporations, those who are considered the owners of the corporation are those who have obtained membership in the corporation, and are referred to as a "member" of the corporation.

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Top CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

Herald Mail 26 Aug 2019
The "shareholder comes first" has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking ... It's an implicit recognition that corporations have a larger responsibility than a return on investment and also that more Americans are living under duress today....

A toy company now owns Death Row Records

The Oklahoman 26 Aug 2019
Hasbro, the corporation known for Mr. Potato Head, My Little Pony, and Power ......

Grid Transformation Leader Mark Paterson Joins Strategen, Launches Australia Office

The Saratogian 26 Aug 2019
Strategen works across the power sector ecosystem with public sector leaders, global technology corporations, utilities, NGOs and project developers to help them achieve their clean energy goals via the firm’s synergistic platforms of consulting, association management, and events....

Typhoon hits Fujian and Guangdong

China Daily 26 Aug 2019
Battering by Bailu leads to cancellation of over 220 flights and about 30 trains ... It predicted as much as 60 millimeters of rain an hour in some places ... The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation deployed over 30,000 workers for emergency repairs, as well as more than 300 power generation vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment ... ....

BMC approves over 2,000 Ganpati pandal requests

The Times of India 26 Aug 2019
MUMBAI ... Around 444 applications are still 'in progress', said sources ... Hearing a PIL against nuisances like blocked roads and noise pollution during festivals, on March 13, 2015, the HC had said that the BMC commissioner's discretionary power to issue permissions for pandals is not absolute and directed corporations to frame a policy ... ....

U.S. tech industry becomes hotbed for employee activism

News & Record 26 Aug 2019
It’s unprecedented, both the magnitude of the power of these companies ... They’re feeling emboldened because of national and global “existential crises” and the realization that tech companies “have more power than any multinational corporation has had in a long time,” Dubal said....

Bernie Sanders speaks at 'People vs. Corporate Power' rally in Louisville

Courier Journal 25 Aug 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic presidential candidate visits Louisville for a rally and to join striking AT&T workers.         ... ....

DVC ramps ups solar power capacity

The Telegraph India 25 Aug 2019
DVC member secretary Prabir Kumar Mukhopadhyay said the corporation, which achieved its highest thermal power generation in 2018-19 (36,677 million units), has installed a pilot floating solar project in October last year at a reservoir inside its thermal plant at Mejia in the Bankura district of Bengal....

UPCL losses at Rs 625cr, tariff hike likely

The Times of India 25 Aug 2019
The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has pegged its losses for the financial year 2018-19 at over Rs 625 crore, almost triple that of what was incurred during the same period the previous year, according to official sources ... crore on buying power from other sources....

It’s hard to argue against firms looking beyond investors. But let me try.

Deseret News 25 Aug 2019
Or, rather, let me highlight the answer that Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, offered in The New York Times in 1970, when corporate social responsibility was much in vogue. “In a free-enterprise, private-property system,” Friedman argued, “a corporate executive is an employe (sic) of the owners of the business....

CPP: Siege vs Minergy 'justified'

Sun Star 25 Aug 2019
COMMUNIST guerillas justified the disarming of five private security guards contracted by Minergy Power Corporation, saying the company "induced grave legal injury and harmed the residents and the people." ... "Minergy Power Corporation will continue to nurture strong partnerships ......

Flood: Cesc incurs Rs 2-crore loss

Deccan Herald 25 Aug 2019
The Cesc personnel have been striving to restore power supply in rural areas, which have been badly hit ... The affected villages will get power supply in the next two days ... Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation ... power supply....

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