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  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • Plein air competition draws painters into the streets of Annapolis

    Plein air competition draws painters into the streets of Annapolis
    Some 30 artists set up their easels all over Annapolis this past week, from quiet back alleys to the lawn of the Maryland State House. Intrigued local residents stopped to chat or simply stare. "Need a model in the picture?" one man shouted from...
  • A Sweet Combination Of Ireland And India

     A Sweet Combination Of Ireland And India
    Derek McDermott can trace his ancestors to the 10th century in Ireland. They were among the ruling class, and in 2012 Derek went to see what originally was called MacDermott's Castle, built on Castle Island in County Roscommon. He and his travel...
  • Tony Goldwyn, Richard LaGravanese Talk WE tv's 'The Divide' in a Post-Racial Society

    Pressing palms late into Thursday night at midtown Manhattan's ritzy Tuscan eatery Circo, Tony Goldwyn -- "Scandal's" President Fitz and co-creator of WE tv's new drama "The Divide" -- painted the show in humble hues. "This was an idea that started...
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • With overseas move, Medtronic could avoid billions in US taxes

    WASHINGTON Medtronic Inc. could avoid $3.5 billion to $4.2 billion in U.S. taxes on funds it holds overseas as part of its plan to acquire a major foreign medical company and move its corporate headquarters to Ireland. Medtronic told the Star Tribune...
  • Living life in jig time

    Living life in jig time
    For a while, Irish dancing was a bona fide phenomenon, storming America on the jackhammer heels of Michael Flatley and the thunderous cast of "Riverdance" and its imitators. "Riverdance" concluded its lengthy farewell tour a couple of years ago and...
  • AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'

    Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'
    Traditional Irish music is alive and well in Chicago. One need look no further than the hooleys at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant on North Elston Avenue. A hooley is a social gathering — music, dancing, food, conversation. Under the auspices...