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The Company Beat: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

When politics and branding don't mix

Target has landed in hot water for donating to a group that's been backing a conservative candidate in the Minnesota governor race -- exactly the kind of political giving that was greenlighted by the Supreme Court in January when it...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 6, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campaign finance , Target  
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The new financial regulatory office that's flying under the radar

There isn't quite the same level of attention being paid to which person Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will appoint to run the new Federal Insurance Office compared to, say, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. But the insurance industry is closely...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 5, 2010; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial regulation , Insurers  
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Going to the numbers on Justice's antitrust activity

Is the pendulum on antitrust enforcement at the Department of Justice swinging back to a much stricter era under President Obama? Some data from the website of the Department of Justice, flagged by Josh Wright at Truth on the Market:...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust  
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Jobs bill leaves big business in limbo on tax breaks

Senate Democrats on Thursday are set to pass a jobs bill worth $26 billion to help states pay for teachers and Medicaid. It has some important ramifications here for big business, which is still waiting for Congress to renew some...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 5, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Carried interest , Corporate taxes , Pharmaceuticals , Tech  
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Internecine business feud over tax extenders

Businesses aren't sure what to make of the tax extenders bill, which offers some goodies like research and development tax credits but also limits some tax credits multinationals can claim on foreign profits. There are also higher taxes for private...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 3, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Corporate taxes  
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Spot the tax increase on multinationals

The fierce debate over how to tax U.S. multinationals has found its way into an FAA reauthorization bill gutted to become a vehicle for a bill that would pay for education jobs and state Medicaid programs. Such is life when...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 3, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Carried interest , Corporate taxes , IBM , Intel , Merck , Pfizer , Tech  
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Fla. Senate candidate Jeff Greene's ties to John Paulson

Photo credit: AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters I was surprised to learn over the weekend that Jeff Greene -- who made a killing betting against the housing market -- has a double-digit lead over Rep. Kendrick Meek...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 2, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Midterm elections  
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