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Washington Still Haggling as Puerto Rico Debt Deadline Looms

April 29, 2016 economic No Comments

Washington Still Haggling as Puerto Rico Debt Deadline Looms   In December, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan instructed lawmakers to find a “responsible solution” to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis in the first three months of this year, giving the island plenty of time to prepare …..

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NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation in $3.8B Deal

April 28, 2016 Multinational No Comments

NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation in $3.8B Deal   Comcast’s NBCUniversal made things official on Thursday, announcing a $3.87 billion deal to acquire entertainment mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation. The combination would put together classic franchises such DreamWorks’ Shrek and Kung Fu Panda under one …..

Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, speaks to journalits as he arrives for a meeting with European Union (EU) leaders in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, March 7, 2016. European leaders are struggling to forge any semblance of unity as governments impose a patchwork of unilateral border controls in an effort to stem the flow of migrants fleeing war and poverty, the majority of whom cross to Greece from Turkey. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras Rebuffed as EU Says Ministers Must Break Greek Impasse

April 26, 2016 economic No Comments

Tsipras Rebuffed as EU Says Ministers Must Break Greek Impasse   European Union President Donald Tusk rejected Greece’s request for a leaders’ meeting, saying euro-area finance ministers should convene in the next few days to resolve disagreements on the nation’s bailout program. “We have to …..

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Apple’s Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year

April 23, 2016 Multinational No Comments

Apple’s Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year   Apple Inc. sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in each device’s debut year. Yet the smartwatch is dogged by a perception that seems premature given the history of Apple’s most popular devices: disappointment. As the …..

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Wall St. Regulators Propose Stricter Pay Rules for Bankers

April 21, 2016 Bank No Comments

Wall St. Regulators Propose Stricter Pay Rules for Bankers   Regulators released on Thursday long-awaited proposed rules that would restrict how big financial institutions can pay their top executives. The new rules would make bankers wait at least four years to receive portions of their …..

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Brussels to get tough on tax avoidance

April 20, 2016 Present No Comments

Brussels to get tough on tax avoidance   The EU commissioner in charge of corporate transparency said it was unacceptable that the wealthy can hide their money abroad to avoid paying tax, as Brussels stepped up its campaign against the aggressive avoidance revealed by the …..

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Who Gets the Blame for the Slowing Economy?

April 19, 2016 economic No Comments

Who Gets the Blame for the Slowing Economy?   ECONOMIC alarm bells are ringing: Financial markets have wilted. Forecasters have been slicing their projections for future growth. And some leading wise men — including the megabillionaire George Soros — are predicting a return to disastrous …..

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