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Tim Cook urges tax reform for US businesses -- even if Apple has to pay more

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is going before Congress on Tuesday to defend his company’s tax-paying practices. On Monday, the company published his planned testimony, including his recommendations for “a dramatic simplification of the corporate tax system.” Cook will argue that his general suggestions for an overhaul will benefit the economy by...
Tim Cook urges tax reform for US businesses -- even if Apple has to pay more

Apple CEO Tim Cook Advocates For Tax Reform, Even Though It Might Pay A Little Bit More

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wants comprehensive reform of the corporate tax code in the U.S., even if it means that the company would pay a little bit more in the process. Today in a keynote conversation at the D11 Conference, Cook talked about his testimony before Congress and...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Advocates For Tax Reform, Even Though It Might Pay A Little Bit More

RoboRomney Parody: Watch the Mitt Bot Agree With Anything You Like

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If last week’s memeification of fired Big Bird is any indication of a trend, this is the world’s first GIF elections and debate-watching now consists of sitting around waiting for your joke to go viral. RoboRomney, which you’re likely to start seeing in your Facebook Newsfeed, is on the more incisive end...
RoboRomney Parody: Watch the Mitt Bot Agree With Anything You Like

Google spent $5M lobbying last quarter for open Web

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(via FastCompany) Google spent $5.03 million lobbying in Washington last quarter. According to the company’s lobbying report (PDF), the search engine’s lobbying efforts focused on the regulation of Web-based privacy, advertising, and competition, including International tax reform. CNET’s Lance Whitney explained that Google only spent $3.76 million lobbying in Q4 2011 and...
Google spent $5M lobbying last quarter for open Web

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Tim Cook says U.S. tax code is 'absolutely crazy'

MTV Launches Beta For Fantasy Election Game [10 Invites Available]

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MTV has launched a Fantasy Football-style election game aimed at baiting young citizens into becoming civically active. In “Fantasy Election,” users compete for glory and prizes over who can predict which politicians will be the uber-public servant: popular in the polls, honest with constituents, engaging in social media, and...
MTV Launches Beta For Fantasy Election Game [10 Invites Available]
Apple CEO Tim Cook Launches A Preemptive Strike Before Congress Grills Him Over Taxes (AAPL)

U.S. Senator 'livid' about Apple's U.S. tax dealings

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When asked about Apple's supposed "sidestepping" of U.S. tax laws, Senator Tom Colburn (R-Okla.) said that he was "livid about that" and used the company as an example of why the country needs tax reform....
U.S. Senator 'livid' about Apple's U.S. tax dealings

Amazon's Love Note to Senate Backs Sales Tax Proposal

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Amazon sent a love letter to the U.S. Senate on Valentine’s Day, thanking senators for a proposal that could put to rest the company’s longstanding sales tax issues. The Marketplace Fairness Act was introduced to the Senate today, which would enable states to collect sales tax online as long as...
Amazon's Love Note to Senate Backs Sales Tax Proposal

Talking Schmidt: "Google is a capitalist country ... company"

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In the fifth installment of our continuing series Talking Schmidt we bring you the most insightful lines from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt, who is promoting his new book The New Digital Age with his coauthor Jared Cohen, responded to UK politician Ed Miliband’s call for “responsible capitalism” earlier this week. He reminded Miliband that Google...
Talking Schmidt: "Google is a capitalist country ... company"

At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt

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The chairman of Google responds to criticism that companies such as his are not paying their fair share of taxesAt a time when families are having to tighten their belts and funding for vital public services is under pressure, corporate taxation is rightly a hot topic. And as a company...
At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt

Google, Facebook Spent Record Amounts On D.C. Lobbying In Q1 2012

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More dollars were poured into the Beltway from technology companies in the first quarter of 2012. As shown through previous lobbying spends, each quarter, Facebook and Google continue to spend more and more on lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. In the most recent disclosure reports filed in the U.S. Senate’s...
Google, Facebook Spent Record Amounts On D.C. Lobbying In Q1 2012

In 1 hour @BarackObama will host a Twitter town hall to discuss the fiscal cliff

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The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will take to Twitter today at 2 pm Eastern, to take questions from the masses concerning the impending fiscal cliff, a set of spending cuts and tax hikes that will come into play automatically if Congress and the White House fail to...
In 1 hour @BarackObama will host a Twitter town hall to discuss the fiscal cliff

Ad Agency Sues Herman Cain Over Book Cover Photo

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A new lawsuit claims a former Republican presidential candidate used a photo without permission for the cover of his biography, This is Herman Cain! In a complaint filed Thursday in Atlanta, Adventure Advertising says Cain and his team agreed to pay $1,050 to use three photographs in campaign materials....
Ad Agency Sues Herman Cain Over Book Cover Photo

Apple lays out tax plan ahead of congressional hearing

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Apple has posted a full copy of the testimony it plans to deliver to congress on Tuesday, with details of its tax reform wish list. [Read more]...
Apple lays out tax plan ahead of congressional hearing
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