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How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits

Apr 25, 2022
A business theory helped put profits for shareholders ahead of other corporate interests.
Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century.

A focus on shareholder value for long-term shareholders

Aug 17, 2016
J.M. Smucker rewards long-term shareholders with greater voting rights
Companies like jam-maker J.M. Smucker have used a tenure stock-voting structure to reward long-term investors for holding on to their stock.
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Stock buybacks break records, prop up markets

Jul 13, 2016
Fat with cash, companies are driving up their share prices.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 12, 2016 in New York City. 
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What is your definition of a good job?

Jun 17, 2016
We have some answers from Nashville.
How do you define a good job? "Someplace that allows you room for growth," was one answer.
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Senator Mark Warner says it's time for 'capitalism 2.0'

Jun 17, 2016
He says way work is structured today isn't working for most Americans.
He believes the way workers are classified and the nature of the relationships between employers and employees needs to change.

Why careers are gone, and jobs are going next

Jun 17, 2016
Job security erodes as companies get more work done with fewer "direct hires"
Car makers, both U.S. and foreign, rely partly on temporary workers in their U.S. assembly plants. Brian Gammey, Korisa Warlick and Steven Ferguson were hired as contract labor at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. They now work union jobs at a GM plant.
Hayley Hershman

Where have all the public corporations gone?

Jun 17, 2016
And did they take all the jobs with them?
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For public good, not for profit.

The temp industry is at an all-time high

Jun 17, 2016
From medicine to hotel housekeepers, large staffing agencies supply temporary and contract workers.
courtesy Flexographic Trade Services

You and me? We want to maximize shareholder value, too

Jun 16, 2016
A lot of the money behind activist investors comes from pension funds and mutual funds.
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Former CEO weighs in on shareholder value

Jun 16, 2016
Bill George says a company should be driven by a mission, not a stock price.
Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic. 
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