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Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss Reflects a Global Trend That Can Affect Investment Portfolios

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By J.G. Collins NEW YORK (June 17, 2014) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in the Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican primary should be less surprising than it was. Coming on the heels of Thad Cochran’s initial primary

Posted in Abenomics, Economics, Euro Zone, Europe, European Parliament, Fair trade, Germany, IMF, Japan, Monetary Policy, Our Blog, Politics, Taxation, Voting Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Apple’s Tax Bite Is Cut by Tax Accounting, Not the Tax Code

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By J.G. Collins Posted: May 29, 2013, 06:30 With all due respect to Senators Levin, McCain, and the others on the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations, Apple, Inc., is, indeed, avoiding taxes, albeit legally.  What the senators seem to overlook

Posted in Accouting, Apple, Earnings, Fortune 500, Inc., Our Blog, Representative Cases, Taxation

For the C-Suite, the IRS “Tea Party” Scandal is a Lesson in Bad PR Gone Worse

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By J.G. Collins – New York  May 12, 2013 Anytime grievous organizational wrongdoing is discovered, it must be addressed immediately, forthrightly, and completely by the organization’s principal leader, speaking with one voice, until every aspect of the wrongdoing is discovered,

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Containing a Potential Cyprus Catastrophe

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If there were awards for creating market instability, the ECB/IMF plan to impose a “tax” on Cypriot depositors – effectively renouncing depositors’ insurance guarantees – would rank second only to the US Treasury decision to let Lehman Brothers go bankrupt,

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“Heads We Win; Tails You Lose”: How Foreign VAT Undercuts American Companies Overseas (and Benefits Foreign Companies Here.)

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                                         Most business people who sell overseas and tourists who have traveled to Europe and Asia are at least vaguely familiar

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