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Apple Tax and Activist Plans
Matt Levine is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an editor of Dealbreaker, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a clerk for the U.S.
Tim Cook responds to $14.5B Irish tax bill with open letter, says decision ...  AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple: You can have taxes or you can have jobs, but you can't have both  Business Insider
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Reformer Macron Quits French Cabinet With Eye on 2017 Election
Emmanuel Macron resigned from his job as President Francois Hollande's economy minister, fueling speculation he's planning to enter the race to replace his former boss next year.
Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid  BBC News
French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits  U.S. News & World Report
Consumer confidence at highest in nearly a year
The Consumer Confidence Index hit 101.1 in August, The Conference Board said. Economists expected consumer confidence to hit 97 in August, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate.
Consumer Confidence in U.S. Climbs to an Almost One-Year High  Bloomberg
Consumer confidence hits12-month high in August  USA TODAY
Fed's Fischer Says Negative Rates Seem to Work in Today's World
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said negative interest rates seem to be working in other countries, while reinforcing that they aren't on the table in the U.S.. While the Fed isn't “planning to do anything in that direction,” the central ...
Treasury yields inch lower as oil, stocks lose ground  MarketWatch
Euro zone bonds edge lower as US rate hike expectations grow  Reuters
France urges halt to EU-US trade talks
PARIS Trade talks between the European Union and the United States should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations.
TTIP in further doubt as Hollande questions timing  BBC News
French Trade Minister Says U.S. Talks Dead as TTIP Wobbles  Bloomberg
Canada Stocks Rise as Potash Corp., Agrium Surge on Merger Talks
Canadian stocks rose a fourth day, with Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. jumping as the companies are said to be in merger talks.
Fertilizer giants Potash Corp, Agrium talk merger- Bloomberg  Reuters
Why CF Industries (CF) Stock Is Climbing Today  TheStreet.com
Here's How the Hershey Trust Shafts Shareholders
I have been a huge fan of Hershey's (HSY) stock the past year, but can no longer profess such love after the scuttled merger with Mondelez (MDLZ) .
Wall St. Wobbles in Summer Doldrums  New York Times
US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report  U.S. News & World Report
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys more Phillips 66 stock
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Berkshire Hathaway has continued adding to its 15 percent stake in oil refiner Phillips 66. Warren Buffett's company said in a regulatory filing Monday that it bought another 83,466 shares to give it roughly 79.6 million shares of ...
86 Reasons We Love Warren Buffett  Bloomington Pantagraph
3 Warren Buffett Stocks You Can Stash Away For Your Kids  Madison.com
US Home Prices Continued Strong Gains in June
Home prices continued to make strong gains in June, as continued price run ups put a damper on demand. The S&P CoreLogic CLGX 0.07 % Case-Shiller Indices, covering the entire nation, rose 5.1% in the 12 months ended in June, identical to the increase ...
Metro Detroit housing prices rise but still 15% off peak  Detroit Free Press
Home Price Gains In June Concentrated In South And West According To The S ...  PR Newswire (press release)
Mitsubishi says overstated mileage for more vehicle models
Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Osamu Masuko (L) and Head of Research and Development Mitsuhiko Yamashita bow their heads to apologize over the company's mileage scandal at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan ...
Here we go again: Mitsubishi says more models have overstated mileage  CNET
Mitsubishi Overstated Its Mileage For 8 More Models, Japan Says  Fortune