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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From sovereign states to We the People

The Daily Telegram 26 Jun 2022
They also referred to themselves as “Free and Independent States.” This was not a corporate entity but a partnership ... They became a corporate entity in international law and relations ... In domestic matters, too, it was a corporate entity, but with no popular representation and very few powers at the federal level....

Op-Ed: The Fed alone cannot fight inflation. We need to hold corporations accountable

The Los Angeles Times 26 Jun 2022
On top of all this are big, profitable corporations with enough pricing power to use inflation as cover to raise prices even further. Corporate profits hit a 70-year high last year ... First, vigorous antitrust enforcement that reduces the pricing power of big corporations ... After all, corporations pay fortunes to burnish their brands....

Guest Column: How NBCUniversal Is Making Purpose a Work Perk

The Hollywood Reporter 26 Jun 2022
As corporate America continues to migrate back to the office following an unimaginable two-year-plus stint at home, many companies are now hyper-focused on how to keep employees engaged ... Many of us are fortunate to work for companies that provide meaningful opportunities for good corporate citizenship....

George Will: Mind your own business

Lincoln Journal Star 26 Jun 2022
Marco Rubio's proposed Mind Your Own Business Act would enhance shareholders' power to sue corporate management for breach of fiduciary duty when corporations take actions "on a primarily non-pecuniary" (usually political) basis, or use primarily non-pecuniary public reasoning to justify corporate actions....

Stocks close week in red after super tax

Dawn 26 Jun 2022
... of Independent Power Producers (IPPs), according to Arif Habib Ltd ... Scrip-wise, negative contributors were United Bank Ltd (97 points), Pakistan Oilfields Ltd (88 points), Engro Corporation Ltd (83 points), Lucky Cement Ltd (79 points) and the Hub Power Company Ltd (75 points)....

Türkiye's daily power consumption down 5.7% on June 25

Anadolu Agency 26 Jun 2022
Daily electricity consumption in Türkiye decreased by 5.7% on Saturday compared to the previous day, totaling 889,454 megawatt-hours, according to official figures of Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Sunday....

These Warren Buffett Dividend Stocks Can Make You $10,000 in Passive Income

Napa Valley Register 26 Jun 2022
Warren Buffett likes buying businesses ... And the qualities that provide corporate staying power are often the same qualities that enable a company to pay dividends reliably ... ....

The TRUTH About The Gas Prices Hikes

Rumble 26 Jun 2022
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Enemy within? Hardly... most people see why we need unions prepared to strike

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
In fact, strikes are weapons of the powerless, not the powerful, a means of restoring a modicum of balance in a highly unequal relationship between employers and workers. Strikes are weapons of the powerless, not the powerful. Corporations have myriad ways of imposing their power on employees....

Atlanta’s Gang Indictment Takes On an Institution

The Intercept 26 Jun 2022
Previous Fulton County prosecutors have been reluctant to invoke the law, concerned about the abuses of mass incarceration and its power to stigmatize Black defendants ... These critics would argue that RICO cases should be reserved for people with institutional power, like transnational criminal cartels, mafia crews, and corporate malefactors....

Commercial awarded 11 journalism honors at press convention

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 26 Jun 2022
The Pine Bluff Commercial won 11 journalism awards at the Tri-State Press Convention held in Memphis ... Reporter Eplunus Colvin won first place for Best Reporting Series and first place for Best Covid Beat Reporter. Colvin's series reporting was about the George Floyd verdict ... "It isn't easy to directly take on a powerful corporation," judges wrote ... ....

Readers have their say on Eilis O’Hanlon’s transgender comment piece

Irish Independent 26 Jun 2022
Sir —A huge thank you to Eilis O’Hanlon ... It is as far from a grassroots movement as it is possible to be — it is top-down, nurtured by multinational corporations, fostered by the powerful.Traditionally, it would have been the left that challenged such movements and its failure to do so has now left swathes of women politically homeless ... ....

DOE awards supply contracts to 19 RE firms under GEAP

Manila Bulletin 25 Jun 2022
60MW Kapangan hydroelectric power project of Cordillera Hydroelectric Power Corporation; and the 20MW Sablan 1 hydroelectric power venture of Hedcor Inc ... the 3.7MW Malitbog and 3.7MW Silo-O hydropower projects of Philnewriver Power Corporation; as well as the 4.85MW Mat-I 1 and 6.9MW Clarin hydropower projects of Philnew Hydro Power Corporation....

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