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To have the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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In 1969, Johnson Products became the first black owned company to be listed on the American Stock Exchange.
Lady Fourteen year old Spaniel/Jack Russell cross from Alva, owned by Pete Gater
607: A 1,535-SF unit owned by 300 Holdings LLC, led by Rodney Thomason and Betty Garman.
Firms owned by blacks and by American Indians or native Alaskans were much more likely than other firms to use credit unions; and firms owned by American Indians or native Alaskans were much less likely than other firms to use savings institutions.
Boomer Ten year-old German Shorthaired Pointer owned by Judy Wakker, Dunblane
606: A 1,334-SF unit owned by Roger Chinn and Janis Harrison.
3: Wilayat Bausher Race For Thoroughbred Horses 1600m First Manu owned by Saoud bin Abdullah Al Balushi and ridden by Hamid bin Darwish Al Balushi, second Rue Mazarine owned by Abdullah bin Rashid Al Awaisi ridden by Hosni bin Mubarak Al Hajri, third Lucky Jules owned by Sayed/Mundhir bin Saif Al Busaidi and ridden by Ibrahim bin Khamis Al Muqbali.
X, Y and Z each owned 24 shares on June 1, 2006, representing approximately 26.7% ownership apiece, which is also the lowest percentage ownership for all three within the testing period, resulting in a 0% shift for each individual.
An unprecedented transfer of forest ownership has galvanized leaders like Dahl in communities surrounded by privately owned timberland.
(UPN is owned by Viacom, which owns CBS; NBC has a minority interest in the PAX broadcast network.)
Holcomb is symbolic of an unrecognized fact of life in Los Angeles: Many of the companies serving the millions of Mexicans in the city are not owned by Mexicans.
For purposes of paragraph (b)(1) of this section, any shares, assets, or ownership interests previously owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a financial holding company under any other provision of the Federal banking laws that imposes a limited holding period will if acquired under this subpart be considered to have been acquired by the financial holding company under this subpart on the date the financial holding company first acquired ownership or control of the shares, assets or ownership interests under such other provision of law.