Economic Intelligence

May 2013


Republicans Should Reconsider Mindless Consumer Bureau Obstruction

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Jim Lardner is the communications director at Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of more than 250 civil rights, consumer, labor, business, investor and other groups working for a strong, stable and ethical financial system.

Forty–three Senators will soon get the chance to reconsider their ...

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TAGS:
economy
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumers
Congress
Republican Party
politics

Apple CEO Tim Cook's Corporate Tax Idea Would Increase Offshoring of Jobs

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Eileen Appelbaum is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

A "territorial" tax system – in which overseas profits of U.S. corporations would be lightly taxed in the U.S. or not taxed at all – is likely to be the top tax reform proposal advocated by Apple CEO Tim Cook when ...

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TAGS:
economy
corporate taxes
Apple Inc.
tax exemptions
corporate culture