What companies are owned by the Mormon Church?

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According to Forbes: "Deseret Management is owned by DMC Reserve Trust, a religious, educational and charitable trust affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The company operates as a holding company for operations including: radio and television broadcasting (Bonneville International Corp.); book retailing (Deseret Book); real estate investment and management (Zions Securities and Hawaii Reserves); insurance (Beneficial Life Insurance Company); a newspaper (the Deseret News); and agriculture (Ag Reserves)." Here is a list of such companies. For further information, we suggest the following book, which may be available from your public library (or may be ordered from Amazon.com): Ostling, Richard N., and Joan K. Ostling. Mormon America: The Power and the Promise. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1999. See especially chapter 7. The following books are older but still may be of some interest: Heinerman, John, and Anson Shupe. The Mormon Corporate Empire. ... more
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