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  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • All five of Garth Brooks' Irish comeback shows canceled

    All five of Garth Brooks' Irish comeback shows canceled
    Country singer Garth Brooks' five comeback concerts in Dublin this month were canceled on Tuesday after two of the sold-out shows were denied permission to go ahead, the event's promoters said. A council decision last week to uphold objections raised...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • World Cup persuades Rory McIlroy to go Irish for 2016 Olympics

    It was almost two years ago that Rory McIlroy sent shock waves through Ireland by saying he felt more British than Irish and might just represent Britain when golf makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Now, it seems, he has changed...
  • Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s. "The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...
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  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...
  • Corporations and their tax shell games: Time for a global crackdown

     Corporations and their tax shell games: Time for a global crackdown
    Just as water flows downhill, so do the profits of multinational corporations travel toward the countries with the lowest tax rates. That's a fact of life in an era of global markets and businesses; there will always be countries that set unusually low...
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  • Medical giant Medtronic to buy rival Covidien for $42.9 billion

    Health giant Medtronic Inc. said it will acquire Irish rival Covidien in a $42.9-billion cash-and-stock deal, giving the U.S. firm a lower tax rate and a broader portfolio of medical devices. Medtronic said it plans to move its corporate headquarters...