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Are corporate taxes fair? It depends

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:01am
Are corporations paying their fair share of taxes? That depends on where you live—and whom you talk to.
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Germans: We don't like US firms

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
A series of damning espionage revelations may have seriously damaged the way a traditional ally thinks about U.S. firms.
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We all agree: Governments are corrupt

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
In a world riven by differences, there's still common ground when it comes to public attitudes about major institutions.
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Space elevator possible by 2050

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
Japanese firm Obayashi says its space elevator may be ready by 2050 as developments in carbon nanotechnology make stronger cables.
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China, Iran to conduct joint naval exercises

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:49pm
Chinese warships have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time for a four-day joint naval exercise. The NYT reports.
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Khoobsurat branded as a Disney movie

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:30pm
Khoobsurat is the first Hindi-language film for many years to be officially branded as a Disney movie in India. The FT reports.
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US tries to keep options in ISIS fight

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 5:26pm
President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.
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Fed heads may ease investor confusion

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 5:00pm
A heavy docket of Fed speeches in the week ahead could provide some much-needed clarity. Or not.
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US gas prices fall, extending decline

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:55pm
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.
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'Maze Runner' wins weekend box office

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:39pm
The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million.
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Siemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:18pm
The German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG is near an agreement to acquire U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group for all cash
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China drives carbon emissions to record

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:23pm
World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.
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Blackstone to pull out of Russia

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:00pm
Blackstone is "giving up on Russia", highlighting how even well-connected western investors are shying away from doing business in the country.
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Teaching those who teach all things money

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:00pm
States increasingly are establishing programs to educate teachers on how to teach financial literacy. Here are some of the challenges.
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Bonds are great—in emerging markets

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:08am
Bonds may be out of favor, but experts say emerging markets fixed income still offers plenty of value.
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Microsoft delays Xbox One in China

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:50am
Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China. The company said it would be released by the end of the year.
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In finances, what you know can hurt you

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:00am
A recent study finds a surprising disconnect between knowing about financial products and putting that knowledge to work.
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IMF's Lagarde: Confident in G-20 target

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:33am
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, is confident that the G-20 will achieve their growth target.
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G-20: Near goal but need more from Europe

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:13am
The G-20 leading nations are close to adding $2 trillion to the global economy, but Europe's stagnation remains a major stumbling block.
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Iran ready to work with US on ISIS

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:41am
Iran is ready to work with the U.S. to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program.
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