| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. has avoided paying nearly $7 billion in U.S. taxes since 2009 by using loopholes to shift profits offshore, a Senate panel said in a report released Thursday.
Hewlett-Packard also avoided paying taxes through a series of...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:54 PM
There's been speculation for years that a health insurer would join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and UnitedHealth Group has beaten Aetna to the punch.
UnitedHealth started trading this morning in place of Kraft Foods, which will spin off its U.S....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 11:32 AM
It's good to be Tim Cook.
With 2011 compensation of $378 million, the Apple chief executive ousted Oracle's Larry Ellison as the Bay Area's most highly paid CEO of a publicly traded company, according to a survey by the San Jose Mercury News.
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK -- Yahoo coughed up a lot of cash to land its hotshot new CEO.
Marissa Mayer's compensation package could be worth an eye-popping $71 million over the next five years, according to regulatory documents Yahoo filed on Thursday -- and it would top...
| Aug 8, 2012
At Groupon's Chicago office, it's easy to look up to Joel Hadley. During most of his eight-hour-plus workday, Hadley stands at his desk, his head more than a foot above seated colleagues.
Hadley says standing makes him feel alert, focused and energized....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:39 AM
A Wal-Mart store manager in a small military town in Canada got an urgent phone call last month from "Gary Darnell" in the home office in Bentonville, Ark.
Darnell told the manager Wal-Mart had a multi-million-dollar opportunity to win a major government...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 3:12 PM
A Northwest Side man is accused of stealing $1.7 million in "high end" computer parts from Hewlett-Packard and selling them on the Internet, police said.
Alexis Ortega, 31, was arrested Monday at his home in the 4900 block of North Spaulding Avenue in...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Ernst & Young LLP received the usual kid-glove treatment given to too-big-to-fail enterprises when it reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over illegal tax shelters it sold more than a decade ago. The government chose not to prosecute the...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Chubby Checker, a singer best known for his mega 1960's hit and dance sensation 'The Twist,' has hired powerhouse attorney Willie Gary of Stuart to go against Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiary Palm Inc. over the use of Checker's name on a software app...
| Dec 12, 2012
Whatever problems Apple is having with its Maps app — the latest embarrassment has police in Australia branding it "potentially life threatening" for drivers who are stranded in the middle of the desert — its inner compass appears to be in...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:10 PM
UC Irvine's student council has asked the university to withdraw any investments that benefit from Israel's claim to land in the longstanding border dispute between Israel and Palestine.
The Associated Students voted 16 to 0 to urge UCI to stop investing...