California tax hikes to increase exodus?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOXNEWS) — A vote last month that makes Californians among the highest-taxed residents in the country is sparking debate about whether the Democrat-back initiative will backfire, by forcing more…

French 'sadness' over flat champagne sales

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — The French are popping fewer champagne corks and spending less on toys as higher taxes, a deteriorating economy and an exodus of national icons sap the more…

Facebook accused of 'dodging tax'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — Facebook channelled profits through a series of tax havens in order to pay just £2.9m of corporation tax on more than £800m of overseas profits in more…

Rigging of oil and gasoline markets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OILPRICE) — UBS paid $1.5 Billion for manipulating Libor, and Barclay's already paid the piper for manipulating the Libor rate. Well, it is about time the CFTC get more…

For U.N. chief, Christmas comes early

by Stewart Stogel -- NEW YORK – For U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Christmas 2012 came early. The "S-G" did not receive simple, conventional gifts – no scarf, gloves, comforter or pajamas. No, more…

Obama: 'You get nothing. I get that for free'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ONLINE.WSJ) — Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama called Friday for a return to negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a day after talks cratered in a more…

Genetically engineered fish swims toward OK

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Government regulators moved a big step closer on Friday to allowing the first genetically engineered animal — a fast-growing salmon — to enter the nation’s food more…

Elderly Best Buy man beaten asking for receipt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BND) — A former metro-east football star was charged with aggravated battery, a class 3 felony, Thursday by the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office following an incident more…

Postal workers declare hunger-strike 'victory'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — A group of postal workers striking against proposed cuts to the U.S. Postal Service declared a "people's victory" late Saturday after successfully fasting for six more…

Now Google even watches what you buy offline

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Just when you thought Google couldn't target you with more specific advertising - based on your web surfing - it's going one step further. The more…