Brand-name companies' secret Luxembourg tax deals revealed

Leaked documents show how Luxembourg is a “magical fairyland” for global corporations seeking to slash their tax bills.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Luxembourg":

"… d hundreds of other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bills while maintaining l …"

"… companies appear to have channeled hundreds of billions of dollars through Luxembourg and saved billions of dollars in taxes, according to a review of nearly 28 …"

"… eam of more than 80 journalists from 26 countries. The European Union and Luxembourg have been fighting for months over Luxembourg’s reluctance to turn over …"

"… ies. The European Union and Luxembourg have been fighting for months over Luxembourg’s reluctance to turn over information about its tax rulings to the EU, w …"

Retailers band together to fight health reform law

By Erin Quinn

Companies, trade groups band together to lobby on issues of common interest.

Excerpts from this story referencing "FedEx":

"… ress, Bank of America, Conde Nast, the Envelope Manufacturers Association, FedEx, the National Retail Federation, the Newspaper Association of America and …"

Lobbyist PACs hurting for cash following election

By Dave Levinthal

Political cash machines of many top government affairs shops see a slow start to 2014 election cycle.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pfizer":

"… clays, Boeing, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Pfizer, the Renewable Fuels Association and Zurich Financial Services, Senat …"

Bank of America, unions among newly named inauguration sponsors

By Dave Levinthal

Sponsors of Obama's second inaugural have spent nearly $283 million on lobbying since 2009.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Coca-Cola":

"… mmission until 90 days after Monday’s inauguration. …"

"… edEx has spent more than $64 million on federal lobbying since 2009, while Coca-Cola has spent nearly $25 million and Bank of America more than $12.8 million, …"

Package from Yemen leads to worker illness, government stonewalling

By J.J. Barrow and Trevor Aaronson

U.S. Postal Service refuses to investigate an employee’s debilitating illness and a suspicious package that spilled chemicals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Yolanda Ocasio":

"… n a couch in a hotel room on International Drive. Next to her was coworker Yolanda Ocasio. At the risk of losing their jobs, Oquendo and Ocasio said USPS is lying a …"

FedEx fails to deliver for drivers

By Amy Biegelsen

FedEx drivers are part of the ever-blurring line between employees and contractors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Dole":

"… e IRS off their backs.With help from then-Rep. Dick Gephardt and then-Sen. Bob Dole, they condensed the 20-part IRS test into a single law, but couldn’t get …"

John Boehner unapologetic about pro-business agenda

By Aaron Mehta

“I am the business community.” So declared John Boehner in a September interview with CNN, and his campaign contribution track record bears

Excerpts from this story referencing "FedEx":

"… merica, Altria, United Parcel Service, Reynolds American, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx, and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s PACs.He ear …"

"… ,5007) JPMorgan Chase - $154,9258) American Maritime Officers - $150,5009) FedEx - $143,35010) Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - $142 …"

Boehner's pro-business speech reflects campaign contributions

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

House Republican Leader John Boehner’s high-profile speech yesterday urging the Obama administration to fire its top economic advisers and o

Excerpts from this story referencing "FedEx":

"… merica, Altria, United Parcel Service, Reynolds American, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx, and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s PACs. He ea …"

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

By Sam Stein

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 — When Representative John Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected House majority leader on February 2, he presented himself

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom DeLay":

"… rs.“The message is exactly what America already thinks of Congress after Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff, and that is ‘business as usual,’” he said.Speaker …"

Interview: Not in the U.S. of A?

By Charles Lewis

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2003 — A month before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and all of the increased government secrecy that

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles Lewis":

"… d and confiscated his mail. Center for Public Integrity executive director Charles Lewis recently interviewed Solomon about it.Charles Lewis: There were news accou …"

"… ity executive director Charles Lewis recently interviewed Solomon about it.Charles Lewis: There were news accounts that in August 2001 your home phone records were …"

Chemical industry among big spenders on lobbying this quarter

By Dave Levinthal

New numbers indicate it's still good to be a lobbyist in America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… year’s first quarter than they did the year before, according to a Center for Public Integrity of analysis of new congressional disclosure reports and Center f …"