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Vested Interest

1. A stake that a person or company has in a certain outcome. For example, a shareholder and an employee both have a vested interest in a company performing well.

2. See: Right.
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Postal administration is not the only field that has to be rid of vested interests.
His involvement in the company isn't a vested interest at all.
The DG PC while ignoring relevant rules had inked the exploration licence and the Petroleum Concession Agreement in a crowded ceremony on October 12, 2012 ostensibly to cater to the vested interests.
I address the majority of people in our area who may be allowing themselves to be brain washed by those vested interests.
Video-on-Demand (VoD) exhibits good potential on the new information and entertainment superhighways, but the vested interests involved are making it very difficult to come up with workable models.
The report also reveals that mobile entertainment transactions will be worth $48bn by 2009; retail Point of Sale (POS) mobile transactions will be slow and be worth only $299 million by 2009; RFID and Infra Red technologies are likely to have major influence on future developments of mobile as a payment device; and that the development of global standards will continue to be slow due to too many industry bodies concentrating on vested interests.
As the former Burbank city manager has already learned, the vested interests of Los Angeles politics will fight tooth and nail against any effort to make government serve the people instead of itself.
Germany faces a stark choice between a competitive market for advanced services and a stagnant market which serves the vested interests of the incumbent players," said David Mercer, Principal Analyst.
The citizen commissioners' first duty is to their fellow citizens, not the politicians or the vested interests.
Because brokers with vested interests in large short positions may resist these requests, stockholders may contact H-Quotient at abell@hquotient.
Voters thought they were enacting a thorough ethics reform package that would give them as much of a say down at City Hall as the vested interests and the moneyed interests had.
com, like many others, went to the summit thinking that they were in a minority, having arrived at the viewpoint that this sustainable middle ground was the only way forward to catalyze physical, political, intellectual and, not least, emotional vested interests.