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

Jaimie Woo | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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.

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

Safer Streets and Communities Start at Home

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime
Bernard B. Kerik

The total number of American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire so far this year is 27, versus 16 last year. Some experts blame anti-government, and white supremacist groups, and gang violence for these increases, but I believe it's much more.

Unpatriotic U.S. Corporations Becoming Hot Political Issue That Unites Right And Left

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The days when Big Business can have it both ways -- as an artificial, power-concentrating entity with special privileges and immunities, on the one hand, and all the constitutional human rights of real people on the other hand, are coming to an end.

Ben Hallman

Walgreen Ponders $4 Billion Tax Dodge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

Walgreen, the biggest U.S. retail drugstore chain, is considering decamping to Switzerland in a quest for bigger tax breaks, just two years after reap...

Real Leaders Have Empathy, Compassion and Acceptance and They're Not Afraid to Show It

Ann Fry | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

In my past few articles, I've been writing about amazing CEOs who have a commitment to healthy workplaces and who are working with the American Cancer Society as CEO's Against Cancer. I'm continuing that today, with my next installment.

Midwest Startups Surprisingly Driving Future of Retail Tech

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Dr. Abraham Froman

Saying the manner in which consumers shop has changed over the past 20 years is like saying the educated world is tired of Kim Kardashian - it's a given. But the retail technology revolution is clearly not done and continues to shape the manner in which we all engage in the shopping process at breakneck speed.

New Testing Shows Toxic Chemicals in Walgreens' Products, Customers Respond

Lindsay Dahl | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Dahl

For many of us, our frustration around toxic chemicals is amplified when we go shopping. It's along those aisles that we turn over the products, in the slim chance that the labels will tell us something about the product's safety, only to be disappointed.

The 10 Most Popular Stores In America

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business

America’s most visited stores are popular for a variety of reasons. According to data provided by Placed, a consumer habits data service provider th...

Wal-Mart 'Express' Crushes Small Texas Towns

Al Norman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Al Norman

Merkel, Texas, has a population just over 2,600 people. It's what some folks in Texas might describe as a wide spot in the road. But it was big enough to attract Wal-Mart.

13 Of The Best Walgreens Beauty Buys For Under $20

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 04.22.2014 | Style

There's no feeling in the world quite like discovering a crumpled up 20 dollar bill in your coat pocket. While we can think of numerous ways to spend ...