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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will outline new steps on Monday to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. In a so-called "tax inversion," a U.S. business merges with or is acquired by a foreign...
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. Jurors reached the unanimous verdict in a terrorism financing...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he'll announce new steps on Monday to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes. Lew says so-called "tax inversions" are an unfair practice and a glaring loophole in the U.S. tax code...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut is ordering its residential fraternities to become coeducational within the next three years. School President Michael Roth and trustees Chairman Joshua Boger sent a letter to the university community Monday informing...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the game Operation and several return nominees including little green Army...
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday. The approximately 300-pound male...
BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates. Republicans charge plagiarism, but Mary Burke is just the latest in a long line of politicians who have...