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Jun 13, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #94

This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? » Read More

Jan 09, 2012

U.S. Government Offers 11 Swiss Banks Deals to End Tax Evasion Investigations

As a result of ongoing investigations into allegations of facilitating tax evasion, U.S. officials have extended an offer to 11 Swiss banks, including Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, HSBC Switzerland, and Basler Kantonalbank, to end the investigations in exchange for a fine to be paid by each bank and the disclosure of U.S.» Read More

Mar 09, 2011

Taxpayers Get Another Chance to Disclose Foreign Bank Accounts

On February 8, 2011, the IRS announced the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, which ends on August 31, 2011.  Participation in the program allows taxpayers to potentially avoid criminal investigation and fixes penalties at lower rates than those which would typically apply.» Read More

Nov 08, 2010

REWIND: International Business News #7

  • Blackberry received some positive market growth following the demonstration of their new product, The Playbook, in Los Angeles last week. Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian company, witnessed a growth of 6.2 percent in share price, shortly after the launch. The Playbook has received criticism from Apple for its size, measuring well over two inches smaller than the iPad.
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Jul 20, 2010

REWIND: International Business News #2

  • U.S. Moves to Block New BP Oil Leases.  Following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. lawmakers are pushing an amendment to ban the U.K. company from obtaining any further oil leases, due to safety concerns. 
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