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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:29:21 GMT
Fed up with shrinking sales, McDonald's replaces head of its US business - Fortune
Business InsiderFed up with shrinking sales, McDonald's replaces head of its US business - McDonald's MCD CEO Don Thompson has run out of patience with the burger chain's declining U.S. sales. After urging Wall Street earlier this year to give it a full year to fix that, the CEO of the world's biggest restaurant chain is turning to an .McDonald's Names New President of US UnitNew York TimesMcDonald's Appoints Former Executive Mike Andres As US HeadBusiness InsiderMcDonald's names new US president amid sales slumpChicago -Chicago Business Journalall 120 news articles .

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:16:49 GMT
President Obama Speaks at the US-Africa Business Forum - The White House (blog)
The White House (blog)- - The White House (blog)This afternoon, President Obama spoke to a crowd that included 50 African leaders, at the U.S.- - in Washington, D.C. The Business Forum is part of the historic three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is the largest event any U.S .Obama's US-Africa Forum Will Catalyze $14 Billion In Business DealsForbesUS interest in Africa growsChinadaily USAUS companies falling behind as Africa surgesThe San Luis Obispo TribuneYahoo News UKall 498 news articles .

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:45:03 GMT
When companies flee US tax system, investors often don't reap big returns - Reuters
When companies flee US tax system, investors often don't reap big returns - The name "inversion" comes from the idea of turning the company upside down, making a smaller offshore unit the new head and the larger U.S. business the body. Companies that do these deals typically promise shareholders will benefit. But aside from .US has long tried to block tax inversions - with successIrish Independent'Inversions' to save on U.S. taxes not always a big plus for investorsNewsdayOverhaul corporate taxes is needed to deter inversionsThe News-Pressall 54 news articles .

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:49:12 GMT
AllAfrica.comThe forum dubbed "Doing Business in Tanzania," was organised by Export Processing Zones Authority ( - ), Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and Zanzibar Investment Promotion Agency (ZIPA) in collaboration with the US based Corporate Council on . .

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:30:02 GMT
U.S. hospitals have reported 68 separate Ebola scares in the past three weeks, the CDC said on Wednesday. None of them turned out to be real. In fact, the CDC was able to quickly dismiss nearly 90% of the cases as false alarms, given the patients . .

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:00:04 GMT
Deep-Pocketed Bayern Munich Is Open for Business in US - New York Times
New York Times- - New York Times“And with partners like Audi, Allianz and Adidas” — each of which owns 8.3 percent of the team — “they wanted us to come to the United States first.” Adidas, an M.L.S. sponsor, has a strong link to Bayern through Hubert Hainer, the chief executive of . .

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:59:18 GMT
CDC: Ebola's Spread To The US Is Inevitable - Business Insider
CDC: Ebola's Spread To The US Is Inevitable - Ebola's spread to the United States is "inevitable" due to the nature of global airline travel, but any outbreak is not likely to be large, US health authorities said Thursday. Already one man with dual US-Liberian citizenship has died from Ebola .Obama Set to Host US-Africa SummitVoice of AmericaWhat Ebola outbreak would look like in USWND.comA worried world watches as Ebola death toll rises; Liberia declares emergencyCNNall 9,063 news articles .

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:52 GMT
US Business Leaders Argue for Immigration Reformi - Voice of America
Fox News Latino - U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed comprehensive immigration reform remains stalled in a politically divided Congress, but business leaders around the country say immigration reform is needed to keep the economy growing. The situation was the .Obama Considering Granting 800K Guest-Worker Visas as 90% Believe .Breitbart Newsall 211 news articles .

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:08:09 GMT
Walgreen CEO: Leaving US wasn't in best interest of shareholders - Chicago Tribune
ReutersWalgreen CEO: Leaving US wasn't in best interest of shareholders - Several U.S. companies, including North Chicago-based AbbVie, Deerfield-based Horizon Pharma, Medtronic and Mylan, have orchestrated acquisitions that will allow them to shift their headquarters across the Atlantic to lower their corporate tax rate.Double Punch for 'Inversion' DealsWall Street JournalWalgreen drops on report it will keep US tax baseThe Herald | HeraldOnline.comReports: Walgreens won't tap lucrative tax loopholeUSA TODAYReutersall 844 news articles .

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:03:47 GMT
Obama to announce US businesses will invest more than $14 billion in Africa - Washington Post (blog)
USA TODAY - This post has been updated. Speaking at a landmark meeting of African leaders, President Obama will announce Tuesday that U.S. companies plan to invest more than $14 billion in the continent in sectors including banking, construction and information .newsUSA TODAYUS-Africa Summit Underway in WashingtonVoice of AmericaObama to announce $14 billion in US corporate investments in AfricaReutersFRANCE 24 -BusinessDay -The White House (blog)all 2,436 news articles .