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  • Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says

    Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says
      Cigarette consumption has gone down since 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But other tobacco use has gone up. That includes use of pipe tobacco for roll-you-own cigarettes and cigarette-like cigars, the agency...
  • Build a better 401(k)

    The fastest-growing segment of the population these days: centenarians. That might be a testament to medical advances, but it doesn't bode well for a nation of notoriously poor savers. This has many financial experts and policymakers worried about how...
  • Mutual-fund reform played role in deal

    Neither was at the negotiating table, but New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and retiring Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson played a supporting role in Legg Mason Inc.'s $3.7 billion deal to swap businesses with...
  • Deny the Islamic State a safe haven

    In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we...
  • Weaker corporate tax receipts worsen U.S. budget picture

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget picture will likely worsen this year as companies wait to see what actions Congress will take on taxes in coming months, a report from the Congressional Budget Office showed on Wednesday. The U.S. budget deficit for...
  • Banks to meet with Treasury Department on cyber threats: sources

    A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government officials next month to talk about how to cooperate to fend off cyber attacks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The agenda of the meeting has not...
  • The inversion virus spreads as Burger King seeks to flee to Canada

    Has President Obama's tough talk on corporate inversions started a mad rush by companies to do these deals before they're outlawed? The latest headline-grabbing inversion involves Miami-based fast-food chain Burger King, which confirmed Sunday that it...
  • Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists

    On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...
  • James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy

    James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy
    WASHINGTON – On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Syria, his parents and his employer received an e-mail in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by...
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of U.S. embargo

    MIAMI (Reuters) - American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate U.S. sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a U.S. government review has found. "We found no indication that U.S. sanctions were...
  • U.S. imposes sanctions on alleged Honduran drug gang

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Honduran group it alleges is responsible for smuggling tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine each month into the United States. The U.S. Treasury Department said the group,...
  • Treasury to take time to weigh options on tax inversions: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will need more than a few weeks to weigh potential administrative actions to discourage U.S. companies from reducing their tax bills by moving to other countries, a Treasury Department official said on...