public company

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public company

a registered company that can offer its shares to the public. Its memorandum of association must state that it is a public company, that its authorized capital is at least the authorized minimum (£50,000) and that its name ends with plc (or public limited company).
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Clifton Wharton is named chairman and CEO of $70 billion TIAA-CREF, becoming the first African American to run one of the nation's top 1,000 publicly traded corporations.
Another significant proposal would limit the assets for publicly traded corporations that may be considered for meeting the $50 million asset threshold to health care assets only.
to Goodwill and other similar organizations, and gifts of appreciated stock of publicly traded corporations to public charities.
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The industry's view is basic research has a 20-year horizon, but publicly traded corporations are vulnerable to market pressures and the desire of shareholders to improve short-term profitability; hence, basic research often is deemphasized resulting in the critical need for federal funding.
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