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US Acts to Curb Firms' Moves Overseas to Avoid Taxes
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced rules on Monday that are aimed at making it more difficult for American companies to lower their tax bills by relocating overseas and that would wipe out the benefits for those that do.
Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: US cracks down on tax inversions
US Treasury Moves to Curb Inversions  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Record US whistleblower payout a warning for big business abroad
WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI: US regulators will pay a record $30 million bounty to an anonymous whistleblower outside the United States, underlining the growing reach of the country's watchdogs and creating a headache for global firms in fast-growing ...
SEC pays more than $30 million to whistleblower in largest award  Livemint
SEC Pays $30 Million to International Whistleblower  The Utah People's Post
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Shire, AstraZeneca fall in London after U.S. tax move
LONDON (MarketWatch) - Shares of Shire PLC and AstraZeneca PLC were under pressure Tuesday, as tax-inversion moves by the U.S. weighed on the merger prospects for the pharmaceutical companies.
Inversion Deal Crackdown Sends AstraZeneca, Shire Down  Bloomberg
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Philips to split off lighting group ending era as conglomerate
Dutch electronics group Philips plans to split its business in two by spinning off its lighting business - in effect ending its 120-year history as a conglomerate.
Philips to split into two companies  MarketWatch
Philips to Split Into Two Companies in a Continuing Revamp  New York Times
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Tesco parachutes in new finance director early
Tesco has parachuted in its new finance director early after the retailer admitted on Monday that it had overstated first-half profits by �250m, as figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed sales declining at the steepest rate since the consumer research group ...
How Tesco could have lost �250m
Tesco secures early start for new finance director  The Times (subscription)
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Stocks keep falling as weak Eurozone data overshadows China uptick
A closely-watched indicator showed that China's economic slowdown may not be as drastic as feared, but international stock markets continued to fall as the same indicator provided further evidence of the Eurozone's inability to get out of its economic rut.
European stocks decline after German PMIs; Dax down 0.57%  NASDAQ
German Factory Growth at 15-Month Low in Sign of Uneven Economy  Bloomberg
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European Stocks Drop as Treasuries Gain; Copper Rebounds
European stocks dropped and a gauge of emerging-market shares headed for a three-month low as government bonds rose. The Australian dollar strengthened as a China factory gauge unexpectedly advanced.
Australia Shares Gain on China Data  Wall Street Journal
China Sept factory activity edges up but employment shrinks  Reuters
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Facebook Inc (FB) On the Verge of Launching a Breakthrough Advertising Platform
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) trails Google Inc. when it comes to online advertisements. And Facebook Inc isn't taking that lightly.
Facebook to introduce new Ad server to benefit marketers  India Today
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Home sales fall in August
Sales of previously owned homes fell in August, as investors pulled back, a trade group said Monday. Existing-home sales declined 1.8 percent from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said.
Sales of existing homes fall as investors retreat  Boston Globe
Conn., US existing home sales fell in August  Waterbury Republican American
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Charles Plosser, head of Philadelphia Fed to retire in March
WASHINGTON - The outspoken president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will step down in March, shortly before the central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since the recession, the regional bank said Monday.
Leading 'inflation hawk' Charles Plosser will retire  Boston Globe
UPDATE 4-Plosser, hawkish chief of Philadelphia Fed, to retire in March  Reuters
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