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c. pay dividends

The correct answer is: b. give investors important information.

Most businesses that raise money from the public must register with the SEC or the states and publicly report important information about their businesses on a regular basis. Federal and state laws protect you by requiring that

  • the people who seek your investment dollars must tell you the truth about their businesses, and
  • the people who sell securities must be licensed and treat you fairly and honestly, putting your interests first.

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Question 10, Answer c