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Price and L. Perez, January 12, 2003, The News & Observer, p. IB. Copyright 2003 by The Raleigh News & Observer. Reprinted with permission. BUSINESS REPORTING 19 than ever before, giving students some basic training and understanding. Most important, however, there appears to be a newfound diligence on the part of newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and television stations to be more critical in their business coverage. 0 that skewered American business. "Business magazines have turned into pit bulls, printing stories excoriating these once-deified entrepreneurs as crooked, mendacious, rapacious robber barons," wrote Carlson (p.
Throughout society, most of that money is generated from business and the economy. Governments receive tax money to operate. Where does the tax money come from? From consumers and businesses who either live in or are located in the government's jurisdiction. Sports teams need money to pay athletes and to build stadiums and arenas. Where does that money come from? From the people and corporations who pay to sit and watch the games. Business and the economy are related to everything. Private companies are now running schools.
These proposals are detailed in the invitation to the meeting, which is known as the proxy statement. In the proxy statement, the shareholders explain their proposal and why they think it is good for the company. The company likely responds and states whether it supports or is opposed to the shareholder proposal. Such conflict is common between public companies and shareholders, but these proposals can often make good stories, or serve as examples and anecdotes for a larger trend story. Here is an example of a shareholder proposal in Coca-Cola's 2003 invitation to its shareholders: The Amalgamated Bank Long View Collective Investment Fund, 11-15 Union Square, New York, New York 10003, owner of 819,209 shares of The Coca-Cola Company Common Stock, submitted the following proposal: RESOLVED: The shareholders request that the Board of Directors of The CocaCola Company ("Coca-Cola" or the "Company") adopt an enforceable policy to be followed by the Company, its subsidiaries, bottlers and distributors with respect to operations in Colombia, said policy to be based on the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and to include the following: —All workers have the right to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively (Conventions 87 and 98); —There shall be no discrimination or intimidation in employment.