| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Burger King Worldwide Inc. is looking north to expand, launching acquisition talks with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. and rekindling the political debate over offshore tax shifting.
Stock in both companies soared Monday after...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:16 PM
El presidente Barack Obama regresó hoy a la isla de Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts) para continuar sus vacaciones después de una pausa de dos días en la Casa Blanca que dedicó a tratar temas urgentes como la situación en Irak y los disturbios en...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:23 AM
A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks.
Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's both endearing and infuriating to watch American corporate executives wring their hands about how the injustices of the U.S. tax code are forcing them — forcing them! — to reincorporate overseas through the procedure known as inversion....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Today's announcement by Walgreens that it would not seek to move its corporate headquarters (for tax purposes, anyway) out of the United States may well be the exception that proves the rule of an inexorable trend toward so-called "corporate inversion."...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
In coming weeks, Walgreen Co. is expected to decide whether it will proceed with the purchase of a big European drugstore chain. That deal would enable Walgreen to relocate from north suburban Deerfield to Europe, where it would pay a lower tax rate....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Port Canaveral’s deal with a Middle East company, Gulftainer, to expand cargo operations may face further review for security issues.
U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego, called for review of the deal in a July 29 letter to U.S. Treasury...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:38 AM
The Obama administration is close to finishing an evaluation into executive action to make a recent rise in corporate offshore tax shifting "less economically appealing," but the best way to limit the maneuver is with legislation, Treasury Secretary Jacob...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:29 PM
As Congress returned to work this week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew sent an urgent reminder to lawmakers: It is "imperative" they act now to reduce the number of corporations relocating overseas to avoid paying U.S. income taxes.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....