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outstanding company shares: Original post by Christopher Carter of Demand Media Issuing shares of common stock is one way a corporation can raise money to finance the company's business activities. A corporation's board of directors has the responsibility of deciding the amount of shares a company will issue. When a corporation forms, the articles of incorporation indicates the number of shares the business has the…

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