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  • AbbVie scraps Shire deal, increases dividend

     AbbVie scraps Shire deal, increases dividend
    AbbVie said late Monday that it was officially scrapping its $55 billion merger with Dublin, Ireland-based rival Shire, and that it will increase its quarterly dividend and buy back up to $5 billion in stock over the next several years. New U.S. tax...
  • Will private industry follow Obama's lead on credit-card security?

    The Obama administration did its part to speed the switch to more secure credit cards Friday when the president signed an executive order requiring government agencies to start switching to the next generation of cards by January. How much effect this...
  • Slain detective fought Tampa's mob

    Slain detective fought Tampa's mob
    TAMPA - Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn't matter. A Tampa police detective, Larsen was ringing Richard Cloud, who had just recently been fired as head of the police narcotics...
  • Neel Kashkari gives another $1 million to gubernatorial campaign

    Neel Kashkari wrote another seven-figure check for his gubernatorial bid Friday, according to filings with the secretary of state. Ksahkari reported giving his campaign $1,040,000 on Friday. That's in addition to the $2.1 million he had previously put...
  • AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire

     AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire
    AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations. Late...
  • AbbVie urges shareholders to reject Shire deal due to tax rule change

    The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. recommended that shareholders reject the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal. The...
  • AbbVie's board recommends shareholders nix Shire tax inversion deal

    The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. has recommended shareholders vote against the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal. The...
  • Obama's myRA accounts come up short for savers

    Obama's myRA accounts come up short for savers
    President Obama's legacy will probably not include retirement savings accounts, but he did point the way to a promising option this year: a government-sponsored account, aimed at the millions of workers without access to an employer plan. As with so...
  • AbbVie reconsiders Shire purchase, cites tax inversion crackdown

    New tax provisions designed to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters to overseas tax havens may be having an effect. Drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Wednesday that it is reconsidering its planned purchase of European rival Shire and...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • AbbVie reconsiders Shire deal after U.S. move to curb tax inversions

    AbbVie reconsiders Shire deal after U.S. move to curb tax inversions
    Illinois drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said it would reconsider the planned purchase of European rival Shire after the Obama administration recently changed U.S. tax laws to make it less financially appealing for companies to restructure abroad. The $52-billion...