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Texas dividends retained-earnings: Original post by Shula Asher Silberstein of Demand Media Corporations often retain some of their earnings -- that is, put a portion of their revenue back into the company by purchasing treasury stock or purchasing equipment for the business. Texas law allows corporations to use retained earnings to cover dividend payments under certain circumstances. The company must have more than enough in…

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