Hudson's Bay Company
Oldest commercial corporation in North America.
By Rindisbacher, Peter, 1806-1834. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Companies are organizations doing business as corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. They can be categorized as public or private, or as parent or subsidiary/division.
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