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Q: Number of Public Companies ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of Public Companies
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: wpmcdonald13-ga
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Posted: 13 Jul 2005 15:46 PDT
Expires: 12 Aug 2005 15:46 PDT
Question ID: 543247
How many public companies are in the USA?

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 13 Jul 2005 16:28 PDT
Hi wpmcdonald13,

Please let me know if the information below suffices as an answer to your question:

"...introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), would have created a
Federal Bureau of Audits, a government body to conduct all financial
audits of all 17,000 publicly-traded companies in the United States.
It was rejected 381-39."

Citizen Works

"There are more than 17,000 publicly traded companies in the U.S., and
only a couple dozen of them have been accused of wrongdoing."

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

"There are over 17,000 publicly traded companies and when it is all
over and done with there will be a handful caught cheating. The
corporate "governance" and Accounting industry oversight that will be
put in place should help alleviate some of the concerns in this area."

Integrated Financial Planning Services: Market Perspective

"Half of the United States' economic output is driven by nonpublic
entities. There are more than 22 million private businesses in the
U.S., and approximately 17,000 public companies."

Robert Half Management Resources 

"The sample is too small for drawing definitive conclusions about the
financial reporting practices of America's 17,000 public companies..."

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