More Taxes Articles

  • Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case. The steep loss contrasted sharply with the profit of 1.045 billion...

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • Another warning that a national debt crisis is looming

    It's no longer popular in Washington these days to discuss the nation's long-term debt problem, but a report released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office provided a stark reminder that a looming crisis is approaching, and the longer the nation waits to address it, the more difficult it...

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • Orrin Hatch takes on Treasury's Jack Lew over 'economic patriotism'

    Sen. Orrin Hatch isn't playing along with Jack Lew's exhortation for "economic patriotism."

  • EXography: Wall Street migrates south to low-cost Southern cities

    When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.

  • US companies look overseas for tax bill relief

    A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars in revenue. Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc. said Monday it will become part of a new company...

  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley looking at all possibilities on revenue

    Gov. Robert Bentley's opposition to new state taxes during his first term could change in a second term.

  • Chicago taxpayers paying for millions in 'free' trash pickup

    Thousands of nonprofit groups and small apartment buildings have been getting free city garbage service for the past decade when they shouldn't have been, according to a new Chicago inspector general's report and reporting by the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Big Ideas: On Dodd-Frank, diversity and cigarettes

    Like Obamacare, the 2010 financial reform law has many unintended consequences, the latest of which could be soaring insurance rates.

  • Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The state's four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted. The...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.

  • Missouri transportation projects approved for tax

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials pledged Wednesday to rebuild hundreds of bridges, pave thousands of miles of roads and improve dozens of airports and sidewalks around the state if voters approve a transportation sales tax next month. The state Highways and Transportation...

  • Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Sugary drinks have been under fire for years, with many blaming them for rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet efforts to curb consumption by imposing...

  • Government will take every penny you've earned so far this year: Examiner Editorial

    As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is one of political math and symbolism. By the...



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