| Apr 5, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To defend Americans against cybercrime, the Obama administration has tried suing individual hackers and “naming and shaming” the countries that allegedly sponsored them. Last week the administration added a new, more powerful weapon to its...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| May 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Traders may have made up to $256 million in illicit profit by getting early word of the Federal Reserve’s decisions to loosen or tighten the money supply, according to researchers at Singapore Management University.
The researchers cited “...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes.
The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The nation's transportation system is broken, agreed a panel of transportation wonks gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday, but they could not agree on how to fix it.
"Transportation is broken. There's no way to fund it. America is one big pothole,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb “inversion” deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad. The Treasury Department...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:09 AM
With Congress unable to agree on legislation to stem a surge of offshore corporate moves, the Obama administration took executive action Monday to discourage companies from shifting their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves.
But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Despite growing criticism from lawmakers in Washington, a Deerfield drugmaker on Friday officially planted its corporate flag in Ireland, a move designed in part to lower its tax bill.
Horizon Pharma completed its $587 million acquisition of the Irish...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:57 AM
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...