Those whose operations serve the needs of the general public or conduce to the comfort and convenience of an entire community, such as railroads, gas, water, and electric light companies. The business of such companies is said to be “affected with a public Interest,” and for that reason they are subject to leg islative regulation and control to a greater extent than corporations not of this character.

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