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  • Pershing Square sues U.S. over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Pershing Square sues U.S. over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    Pershing Square Capital Management LP, the hedge fund firm run by William Ackman, has sued the U.S. government, claiming that its stripping of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's profit illegally short changes investors in the mortgage companies' common stock....
  • Corporate foreign tax moves have bedeviled U.S. for decades

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has grappled for more than 30 years with corporate deals known as inversions in which U.S. companies shift their tax domiciles abroad to avoid U.S. taxes. Fifty-two substantial deals like this have occurred...
  • Ackman files second lawsuit against U.S. government

    (Reuters) - Activist Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management LP filed its second lawsuit in two days against the U.S. government over bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, court documents show. In Friday's complaint with the U.S. District...
  • Flag's symbolism can't be ignored

    Something extraordinary happened earlier this month at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The president of the private college, where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as president after the Civil War and whose body now lies beneath...
  • Impact of Russia's ban on U.S. poultry small, unless it's your chickens

    WASHINGTON Russian retaliatory sanctions announced this week against U.S. and European agricultural products are minuscule in the grand scheme of global trade but are hardly paltry for poultry producers in the Carolinas and across the South to Texas. The...
  • Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies
    Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine. Prime Minister...
  • Suit alleges Vanguard Group wrongly avoids paying taxes

    Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
  • Starting this year, some employers plan to offer FSA with $500 carryover

    Q: I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts to the next year, rather than lose it all at the end of the year. Do all plans let you do this? A: No. FSA plans aren't all required to let you roll...
  • Charles Lane: Shackled by 'dead men'

    In theory, the American people's elected representatives decide every so often how much to tax the public and how to allocate the revenue among various priorities, both short-term and long-term. In practice, however, Congress and the president have...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a deferred income annuity?

    I understand that the Treasury Department just changed the tax rules so people can now invest IRA money in deferred income annuities without worrying about required minimum distributions. Should I invest in this kind of annuity? If you're starting to...
  • Putin sanctions on food a 'cruel irony' for Russians, White House says

    Putin sanctions on food a 'cruel irony' for Russians, White House says
    Obama administration officials scoffed at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new ban on food imports from western countries, dismissing the move Thursday as much more harmful to his own people than to the U.S. or Europe. Putin announced the ban on...
  • Chiquita CEO says Ireland move not fueled by tax bill

    Chiquita Brands International's decision to merge with an Irish fruit company and base its headquarters in Dublin wasn't fueled by tax savings, CEO Ed Lonergan said Thursday, defending the company against a wave of political opposition that's arisen to...