"The Microsofts, Apples & Oracles - they could remain profitable in the rest of the world, and just not report the sort of growth daytraders want."
And risk lawsuits, shareholders jumping ship, etc. No, the way the system is set up they would have to make a deal with The Devil (and have over the years in the form of Marcos, Hitler, the Argentinian Junta, South Africa under Apartheid etc.) to fulfill their corporate obligations. That is one of several things thing which makes the corporate system inherently evil.