Luxembourg tax deals for Disney, Koch brothers empires revealed

By Alison Fitzgerald and Marina Walker Guevara

New leak discloses secret tax agreements between major American companies and Luxembourg.

Excerpts from this story referencing "DuPont":

"… know how much tax it has paid here.  The company bought Invista from DuPont in 2003 for $4.4 billion and combined it with KoSa, the Koch subsidiary th …"

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 "FedEx":

"… xplore all the documents at ICIJ.org      …"

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 "Lobbying":

"… most companies haven’t embraced such additional transparency practices. Lobbying reports filed with Congress provide a bit more information on the group’ …"

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 "Aetna":

"… John La Place said. Prominent Ernst & Young lobbying clients include Aetna, Airlines for America, Barclays, Boeing, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Johnson …"

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 "Bank of America":

"… deral Election Commission until 90 days after Monday’s inauguration. …"

"… eral lobbying since 2009, while Coca-Cola has spent nearly $25 million and Bank of America more than $12.8 million, federal disclosures show. The Forest County Pota …"

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 "New York":

"… ome so sick that he cannot work and now must be cared for his by mother in New York. Lill’s doctors say they have no way to treat him without knowing what c …"

"… zed her son could not take care of himself anymore, and she brought him to New York.Vieau now works in a home office next to Lill’s bedroom, constantly list …"

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 "FedEx":

"… he started looking for something more lucrative and stable. He heard that FedEx Ground drivers in the shipping giant’s home delivery division bought the …"

"… s own schedule, he had to be at the package terminal for pick-up at 6:00am FedEx Ground paid by the delivery, not the hour, and assigned the roster of pack …"

"… each day. If Terrio delivered the package outside the window of time that FedEx assigned or if a customer complained, his paycheck got docked. He had to b …"

"… r if a customer complained, his paycheck got docked. He had to buy his own FedEx specified truck and financed and insured it by refinancing the mortgage on …"

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 "John Boehner":

"… arkets Association - $142,390 …"

"… 2008 and 2009.At the time, we wrote the following:Long before Congressman John Boehner of Ohio rose to his current position as House Republican Leader, he create …"

"… de one thing unapologetically clear: a pro-business agenda is in the works.John Boehner’s Career Top Donors (PACs)1) AT&T - $240,1052) CME Group - $225,8503 …"

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 "spokesman":

"… rthwhile, members should be paying for it themselves,” Ellis Brachman, a spokesman for Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., told the Center.Craig Holman, a campaign fina …"

"… stant dialogue on the issue” at a recent Republican retreat, Boehner’s spokesman said. “[They] essentially took an inventory of what members wanted to se …"

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 "FedEx":

"… ional Association of Broadcasters, defense contractor United Technologies, FedEx Corp., health firm Amgen, Shell Oil, Prudential Financial, JPMorgan Chase …"