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Archives: November 2008

Noteworthy What Will TARP Bring? (RMG, 11/24/08), see especially comments from Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier Issues to Consider: Special Meetings to Authorize TARP Preferred Stock(TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog, 11/25/08). Most companies don’t have the authority to issue preferred shares under their charter and are scrambling to file preliminary proxy materials for a special meeting to obtain shareholder […]

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The Speculation Economy

The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry

Lawrence Mitchell chronicles the formative era of what he calls The Speculation Economy between 1897 and 1919 when the American corporate landscape shifted from independent factories controlled by entrepreneurs to one driven by financiers, promoters, and business managers focused on the stock price – “stock market capitalism” – where more is made from legal and financial manipulation […]

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