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  • Going after Islamic State's sources of financing

    Going after Islamic State's sources of financing
    Shaky video posted to YouTube last week pans across foot-high bundles of $100 bills topped by two shining gold ingots. A man's voice calls for Islamic blessings and says the rich trove — "maybe even millions of dollars" — belongs to Usama...
  • The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions

    Obama administration officials freely admit that their new effort to deter corporate inversions -- a form of accounting fiction U.S. corporations are increasingly using to avoid taxes on income they earn in foreign countries -- won't actually stop the...
  • Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves

    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...
  • U.S. court revives case accusing RBS' NatWest of aiding Hamas

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to the group....
  • Obama administration moves to discourage corporate 'inversions'

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration announced regulatory steps Monday to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies and shifting their headquarters to countries with lower tax rates. The new measures, which take effect immediately, would...
  • Arab Bank verdict risks erosion of anti-terror controls: industry

    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A U.S. court verdict this week finding that Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas could cause banks to cut ties to foreign banks and customers and make it even harder to monitor the financing of militant networks,...
  • U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' deals

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want...
  • U.S. lawsuits related to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac profits dismissed

    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed claims seeking to stop the U.S. government from making Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pay a quarterly dividend to the U.S. Treasury. The dividend equals the entire net worth of each entity, minus a...
  • Exclusive: NY targets Commerzbank employees in sanctions accord - sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's financial regulator wants some Commerzbank AG employees to be fired as part of a settlement over allegations the German lender improperly processed transactions with Iran and other countries facing U.S. sanctions, according...
  • IRS fights Ingersoll-Rand over offshore money routing

    From Burger King to Charlotte, N.C.-based Chiquita, a wave of U.S. companies are looking to move their headquarters to lower-tax countries. The math seems pretty simple: By reincorporating somewhere such as Ireland or Bermuda, a company can slash its tax...