| Apr 15, 2014
The Walgreen Co. drugstore chain got its start nearly a century ago in downstate Dixon, Ill., before moving its corporate headquarters to Chicago and eventually to north suburban Deerfield.
Next stop? Could be Bern, Switzerland.
A group of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday.
In the latest example...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:49 AM
BERN/ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government named British-born former banker Mark Branson on Wednesday as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks....
| Mar 19, 2014
Fifteen years ago, I made my way through the corridors of Newark Liberty International Airport, ticket in hand, bound for Switzerland. I never got on that flight. Instead, I was arrested on a drug charge.
This week, life returned me to the Newark...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse executives admitted that the giant Swiss bank helped Americans shield as much as $12 billion from taxes and even acknowledged the practice was a "mistake" and "unacceptable."
But they said they couldn't do much beyond...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Credit Suisse told U.S. senators Wednesday it was "unacceptable" for Swiss banks to help Americans evade U.S. taxes and he regrets some of the firm's employees did so in the past.
"We deeply regret that -- despite...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate "cloak and dagger" methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets from U.S....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:19 PM
WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate “cloak-and-dagger” methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- The Zurich Film Festival has rearranged its competition section and increased the prize money for its 10th anniversary edition.
The competition section will now comprise three categories: International Feature Film, International Documentary...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The narrow majority vote in Switzerland against the "massive immigration" foreseen as a consequence of accepting the European Union's commitment to free passage within the borders of "Schengen Europe" has left the Brussels authorities in "stupor,"...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:48 PM
With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...