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Half plus one of ownership of a company. Control gives the person or group having it the ability to make all decisions on how the company operates. In a publicly-traded company, control comes from buying more than half of the common stock.


the process of ensuring that activities are carried out as intended. Control involves monitoring aspects of performance and taking corrective action where necessary. For instance, control of expenditure involves regular monitoring of expenditure figures, comparison of these with budget targets, and decisions to cut or increase expenditure where any discrepancy is believed to be harmful. Without control an ORGANIZATION cannot function: employees would go their own way (possibly with the best of intentions) and the organization would fragment, making COORDINATION impossible. Control can, therefore, be viewed as a central component of MANAGEMENT.

Some writers in the SOCIOLOGY OF WORK have argued that, since (in their view) employers' and employees' interests are opposed, control of labour is the main task of management. Without it, workers would behave in a way which is detrimental to managerial goals. Research has shown, however, that many managers attach more importance to other managerial functions (such as budgeting), whilst it is questionable whether employees would necessarily act in the way suggested. See ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

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Among both sexually active males and females, those who used birth control at first and most recent intercourse reported significantly fewer barriers to birth control use compared with those who did not use birth control (see Tables 2 and 3).
I said if there was better birth control, there would be less need for abortion," Stevens avers.
Other governments, such as Thailand's, have been successful at taming uncontrolled growth with a heavy dose of public education and distribution of free birth control.
Despite that, "we still see significantly more apoptosis in the monkeys that had received birth control pills with progestin," he says.
writes in How You Can Disagree and Remain a Faithful Catholic (Crossroad, 1995): "Before the encyclical, how many Catholics would have thought that they could disagree with the pope on birth control .
80 percent effective with zero pregnancies reported in four years of clinical trials, making it the most effective permanent birth control available.
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Condoms ("SKYN"), today announced a multi-layered partnership with online birth control support network, Bedsider, to promote birth control across campuses nationwide and to raise awareness for "Thanks, Birth Control Day" on November 10, 2015.
In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also should be used every time teens have sex, to provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases that other forms of birth control don't provide, and to boost chances of preventing pregnancy.
The most powerful Catholic bishop in the country recently opined that women don't need health-care plans that ensure access to no-cost birth control because it is widely available at convenience stores.
At least 23 Canadian women have died while taking two of the most commonly prescribed birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin.
15 ( ANI ): Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that the GOP should endorse over-the-counter birth control as a prescription for the Republican Party's political health.