More Joseph Lawler Articles

  • FBI investigates 'Russian' cyberattack on Wall Street

    One of the companies attacked in mid-August was the nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., a representative for the bank confirmed.

  • Economy grows faster than expected

    U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.

  • Regulators OK overhaul of credit rating agencies

    The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt two rules intended to prevent weak or fraudulent loans from being bundled into securities and sold to investors, including an overhaul of the way that rating agencies work.

  • National debt has doubled since financial crisis: budget office

    This year the federal debt will be double what it was before the financial crisis, Congress' budget scorekeeper projected Wednesday morning.

  • Mortgage rules leave lenders scared to lend

    Federal rules are scaring home lenders from making loans to anyone without excellent credit, a dynamic that top economic policymakers say is holding back the nation's economic recovery.

  • S&P 500 closes over 2,000 for the first time ever

    The S&P 500 index closed just above the symbolically significant number of 2,000 for the first time Tuesday, as stocks soared following positive economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also neared record highs.

  • Burger King makes move to Canada official

    Talk of the move has drawn criticism from Democratic lawmakers who are concerned about U.S. companies using mergers with companies in lower-tax jurisdictions to lower their U.S. tax payments.

  • Will losing Burger King make Americans care about corporate taxes?

    If any company could make Americans care about international corporate taxation, it might be Burger King.

  • Sales of new houses disappoint in July, dimming hopes for an economic boost

    Sales of new homes fell short of expectations in July, as the U.S. housing market fails to recover quickly enough to contribute to a stronger economic recovery. The Census Bureau reported Monday morning that 412,000 new single-family homes were sold in July, well below the roughly 430,000 that...

  • Burger King seeking to acquire Tim Hortons and move headquarters to Canada

    Burger King would be one of the largest and most well-known companies to seek to leave the U.S. in a so-called corporate inversion, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company in a lower-tax jurisdiction and then places its headquarters in the foreign country to lower its tax bill.

  • In New Jersey Senate campaign, echoes of Ron Paul

    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell, who is running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, is making criticism of the Fed and a return to the gold standard the centerpiece of his campaign.

  • Janet Yellen's calculation of when to end the Federal Reserve's stimulus is changing

    The Fed chairwoman, speaking Friday at a conference of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., acknowledged that the Fed is nearing a tipping point in its calculation between tightening monetary policy at the risk of creating more unemployment and keeping money too loose for too long.

  • Top tax expert: Companies moving abroad to please shareholders

    Companies aren't fleeing the United States because of a lack of tax competitiveness, a top tax expert says. They're leaving to use the trillions of dollars in cash they hold abroad to boost their stock prices.

  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.



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