For Ireland, multinational companies are a blessing and a curse

Jun 20, 2018
The government welcomes foreign firms, but its tax regime draws criticism.
Google's European headquarters in Dublin in 2010.

Corporate taxation needs reform, but where to start?

Nov 10, 2016
There's consensus that the tax systems needs revising. Beyond that, a void.
A business man walks outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 7, 2016 in New York City. 
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Jack Lew talks inversions, trade and MetLife's too-big-to-fail status

Apr 11, 2016
The Treasury Secretary also made his case for the U.S. leading the global economy.
 U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew testifies at a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee July 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Full interview: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Apr 11, 2016
We went to the treasury to talk inversions, MetLife, America's place in the global economy and — of course — the $10 bill.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew testifies during a hearing before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee March 8, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 
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Weekly Wrap: Tax inversions and the Panama Papers

Apr 8, 2016
Nela Richardson and David Gura join Molly to recap the week that was.

The only way to stop inversions might be tax reform

Apr 6, 2016
The Pfizer-Allergan merger is out, but what about inversions across the board?
Pfizer was set to merge with Allergan, but after new inversion rules announced by the Treasury Department, the phama giants decided against merging. 
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Why a corporation's "inversion" matters to taxpayers

Apr 5, 2016
The Treasury Department issues new rules to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies for tax purposes.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the economy at the James Brady Press Briefing of the White House April 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama made a statement in response to the Treasury Department announcement on corporate tax inversions that would stop companies from avoid U.S. taxes by moving their tax base overseas. 
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For public good, not for profit.

Health care tax inversions allow double dipping, according to new report

Mar 17, 2016
Companies sidestep taxes that support Medicare or Medicaid, then sell those programs drugs.
Mergers with foreign-based companies can help some U.S. companies avoid taxes. 
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Pfizer's tax-driven Allergan merger

Nov 23, 2015
Regulators want to cut down on these deals, but this one is full-speed ahead.

Pfizer and Allergan agree to $160 billion "inversion"

Nov 23, 2015
The deal would create the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.