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Is a high dollar good or bad for the Canadian economy? Are investors affected differently from consumers because of this?
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How much power does a CEO have over a public company?

I want to invest in a public company and I want to know: Exactly how much power does the CEO has over what the public company does? Can a CEO control a public company even though he doesn't own a ...