CAPITAL STOCK Definition

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CAPITAL STOCK is the ownership shares of a corporation authorized by its articles of incorporation, including preferred and common stock.

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RIGHTS, generally, is an entitlement to something, whether to concepts like justice and due process or to ownership of property or some interest in property, real or personal. In securities, it is a securities offering that gives the stockholder an option to purchase additional shares at a predeter­mined price. Frequently, the stock can be traded with the rights attached.

DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY is a set of guidelines that a company follows to determine how long it should keep certain records, including e-mail and web pages. The policy is important for many reasons, including legal requirements that apply to some documents. For example: a. for tax-related items - the recommended retention is seven years; and, b. for real estate records - the recommended retention is twenty years.

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