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Who and What We Trust Might Kill Us

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Ashley Wren Collins

Trust. It's a hefty word, stamped on American currency ("In God We Trust"), integrated into marriage vows, and considered a vital component for both professional and personal relationships. Yet too often trust is on autopilot, given freely unless proven otherwise.

The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.

New Year, Fresh Start: Congressional Dos and Don'ts

Jaimie Woo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Another year has come and gone, and 2015 presents an opportunity to start fresh. With that in mind, it's time for the newly minted 114th Congress to make the right choices for the public's interest in its New Year's resolutions, and making the tax code fairer is a good place to start.

Hanging Up: When Your Phone Number Is One Digit Off From Walgreens

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

When your phone number is one digit off from the local Walgreens phone number, you hang up on people a lot. And then you walk around your house kind of steaming mad about it, mumbling to yourself, with an edge that's hard to shake. Take it from me: I'm an expert.

Jeffrey Young

Why We're Picking Walmart And CVS Over Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

How big retailers hope to fix one of the most annoying things about the American health care system.

10 Cheap Generic Brands That Are Exactly Like the Brand Name

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Keep this in mind the next time you go shopping, and consider some of the following store products versus their competing name brands. You'll be surprised how well they measure up, and how much money you'll save.

Tom Harkin and the Ladder of Opportunity

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

This week Senator Tom Harkin delivered his farewell address to the U.S. Senate after 40 years of public service and profound leadership on disability issues. His landmark work on the Americans with Disabilities Act dramatically increased opportunities for people with disabilities.

Fall of Inversions

Susan E. Harley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Susan E. Harley

Time is running out for Dave Camp to leave a positive legacy on taxes. Putting multinational corporations on the road to paying their fair share would be the perfect parting gift to his Michigan constituents.

Mentor 2.0 (Mentor + Sponsor)

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

I was on cloud 91/2 last week at the Diversity Women's Leadership Conference conference put on Diversity Woman Magazine at the Grand Floridian (heav...

Burger King: Being Your Way Is Not OK

Susan E. Harley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Susan E. Harley

In a move apparently to be more progressive, Burger King recently changed its motto from "have it your way" to "be your way." But the company's recent decision to merge with Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada, which reportedly could score tax reductions for the company, is downright regressive.

Recent Inversion Wave Brings on Slew of Outrage -- What's Next?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

By buying out a foreign company and using it as a tax haven, companies that "invert" don't move abroad in any real sense, and continue to benefit from America's infrastructure, education system, security and large consumer market.

Inversions Are Revealing the Ugly Face of Shareholder Value

Ralph Gomory | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Seeing what our companies are willing to do to escape paying income tax, people are beginning to wonder about how American our American companies are.

Jeffrey Young

Why Is CVS Walking Away From $2 BILLION A Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

The company formerly known as CVS Caremark made a big splash Wednesday by yanking whatever tobacco products it had left on the shelves a month earlier...

Curbing Corporate Inversions Through Public Pressure for Economic Patriotism

Anne Tucker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Anne Tucker

Public pressure for economic patriotism and corporate stewardship must be a part of any permanent solution. It will mitigate market-based profit maximization pressures. Brand identity and consumer loyalty are not subject to the kind of loopholes that riddle the tax code or the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Enough Already With the Stupid Lists

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Readers seem to be captivated by lists but do they ever wonder where the numbers come from? How does the list writer know there aren't more than eight ways to fall in love after being dumped? Was the author just lazy? Where do the "facts" come from?

Chiquita Bananas Could Face Boycott Over Plan To Ditch America

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

Chiquita may be the next major corporation to split from the U.S. to avoid taxes. The banana giant rejected a $625 million buyout bid by Brazilian ...

Perhaps We Need Corporate 'Loyalty Oaths'

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have drifted very far from our understanding of the relationship that is supposed to exist between We the People, our government, and the businesses that our government allow to exist.

Victory for Americans: Walgreen's Won't 'Invert' to Avoid U.S. Taxes.

Roger Hickey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Roger Hickey

As conservatives have been telling us since the wave of inversions began, we can't expect corporations to be "moral" or "patriotic." If we write the rules that let them get away with immoral and unpatriotic betrayal of U.S. taxpayers, they will do it. So the next order of business is to get Congress to pass legislation.

Inversions Should Pave the Way to Reform

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I believe the Democrats are right that we should curtail tax inversions and the Republicans are right that it should be part of an overall tax reform package. I understand the reluctance of the Dems to pursue this, but our tax system is a mess of special interest provisions that needs to be cleaned up.

Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if It Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a "corporate deserter" by tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate taxes.

Sick of Corporate Tax Defections

Susan E. Harley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Susan E. Harley

This week the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing entitled "The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!" where the focus was on th...

Chiding CEOs, At Walgreens & Other Corporate Defectors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

How does it feel to be the CEO of a "defector corporation"? Do such executives face the opprobrium of society as they continue to frequent fine dining establishments and enjoy the fruits of this land which has given them so much?

Shiftless Corporations Renounce America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America. For 30 pieces of silver, it will become Irish.

United States Big Business: Acting Local. Paying Global

Frank Islam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

There's only one problem, as Walgreens has shown over the past few weeks, this faux patriotism is more about profits than dedication to country.

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.