| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday.
In the latest example...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Carl Levin, saying it was "long past time" to ensure that multinational U.S. corporations pay taxes on their overseas profits, took Caterpillar Inc. to task for an offshore strategy that helped the company avoid $2.4 billion in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Caterpillar have all been subjected to lengthy Senate hearings that ridiculously accused them of paying only the taxes required by the tax code enacted by U.S. lawmakers and signed by U.S. presidents....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Since 1999, Caterpillar Inc. has routed most of the profits from its foreign replacement parts business through an affiliate in Switzerland that employs a small fraction of the company's 118,000 workers and has no warehouses.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The week seemed to start off on a triumphant note for hot Silicon Valley start-up Dropbox. The company held a media event Wednesday to unveil a slew of new applications designed to demonstrate its expanding vision as it marches closer to an anticipated...
| Apr 20, 2014
— The rules of business in Bogota in the 1990s reached far beyond balance sheets and profit margins.
If you could afford an armored car, you bought one. If you had the means to move your family to Miami, you did. On weekend trips, you either...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It took only half a century, but at long last, I know a guy.
For years I could only listen at block parties as my neighbors spoke glowingly of "the guy" who combined superior knowledge with cost savings one would only find at thrift stores. Ray knew a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Flexible work options have been steadily growing over the last decade. Perhaps that's why decisions by Yahoo! and Hewlett-Packard to drop their telecommuting programs are such hot topics -- once employees are offered work flexibility,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Chinese computer maker Lenovo said it would pay $2.3 billion in cash and stock for IBM’s server business, a deal that comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM's ThinkPad unit that helped the Chinese firm eventually become the largest personal...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The familiar joke: What are the six most important words a liberal arts major needs to know? "Would you like fries with that?"
The idea, of course, is that anyone studying the humanities, arts or social sciences is going to find a job only in a fast-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:25 AM
One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that Facebook is going to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.
Even in a region accustomed to seeing companies pay big bucks for other companies with little...