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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.

Ben Hallman

States Crack Down On Corporate Tax Loophole While Congress Does Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Montana isn't often considered a fiscal policy pioneer, but in 2003 lawmakers closed a corporate tax loophole that was costing the state millions of d...

Time to End the Internet's Tax-Free Ride

Tom Cochran | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Tom Cochran

By leveling the playing field, all businesses will be able compete in a fair and equitable way. Brick and mortar stores will no longer be used as mere showrooms for merchandise that consumers end up purchasing online at a discount because of the absence of a sales tax.

Ben Hallman

Obama Sets Sights On Lucrative Tax Break Used By Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, running the private equity firm Blackstone Group has proven enormously lucrative, bringing him nearly $140 mil...

Facebook To Save $16 Billion In Taxes On IPO

Bloomberg View | Paula Dwyer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Facebook Inc.'s IPO will create billions in new wealth for its founders, employees and investors. It will also save the company bil...

Dan Froomkin

Dems Target Romney's Tax Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tax dodge that millionaire hedge fund managers use to slash their income taxes could soon become a major election issue, as congressio...

Dan Froomkin

Big Donors To Mitt Romney's Super PAC Could Reap Many Dividends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One thing's for certain about most of the biggest donors bankrolling the main pro-Mitt Romney super PAC: They are canny investors. Pr...

Obama Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes On Investment Managers

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Part of the tax proposal announced by the Obama administration on Wednesday would shut down a controversial loophole that allows hedge fund managers a...

How Income Inequality Undermines Social Security's Finances

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

If politicians want to completely restore Social Security to long-range balance, they should consider scrapping the cap entirely. That is what, poll after poll reports, the American people overwhelmingly favor.

Amanda Terkel

Labor Battles Hit Washington State

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the uprising in Wisconsin over workers' rights, Washington state residents have turned out a...

Lucia Graves

Liberal Tea Party? U.S. Uncut Disrupts Service At Bank Of America

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Demonstrators posing as a liberal Tea Party disrupted service at banks across the country on Saturday, in an effort to spotlight the gimmicks multi-bi...

Class Warfare: John Kerry & Other Senators Hold Unemployed Hostage to a Tax Break for the Rich!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

The first news I read this morning was a very depressing New York Times editorial. Here's what I learned from the sobering statistics in this ...

U.S. PIRG Catches Tax Haven Loophole In Appropriations Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group sent a letter Tuesday to members of a Senate appropriations subcommittee calling out a corporate tax haven loo...

Tobacco Companies Using Loophole To Avoid Hundreds Of Millions In Taxes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge ...

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Seeks To Kill Hedge Fund Tax Break

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there is one tax loophole that looks dead in the water, it's the law that lets hedge fund and private equity managers pay a 15-percent capital-gain...

Bailed-Out Firms Use Offshore Tax Havens

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Eighty-three of the nation's 100 largest corporations, including Citigroup, Bank of America and News Corp., had subsidiaries in offshor...

Executive Pay and "The Market Economy"

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

It's pretty hard these days to justify astronomical executive pay. In 2007, the average CEO's pay of $10.5 million was 344 times higher on average than the average worker's wage.