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10 Tax Laws That Are Holding The Economy Back

Currently, terms to describe the current code are more like "complicated," "obscure," and even "unconscionable," all of which have appeared in reports by tax policy groups looking at how to fix the system. The cost of navigating this maze to taxpayers and businesses hit $163 billion in 2010, more …

One Medical Group: A Concierge Service By Another Name (And Price)

Routine visits to the doctor’s office have become the definition of inefficiency. Whether patients are stuck filling out mounds of paperwork or counting ceiling tiles in the examiner’s office, time–with or without insurance–is always at a premium on doctor’s visits.<p>Doctors are well aware of this, …

STEPHEN ROACH: 5 Key Things Will Tell Us If China's Economic Model Is Changing

During a debate with Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates at Asia Society, Roach said he differs with Chanos on one key thing: China's ability to change its economic model.<p>Roach believes that China is rebalancing its economy and moving away from exports and investment, to consumption and services-led …

China

S&P 500 hits all-time record—despite Apple

Finally.<p>The S&P 500 has jumped its all-time nominal closing peak this morning, scrambling over the previous high-water close of 1565.15, set back on Oct. 9, 2007 (though of course, we don’t know whether it will close above the high, making it official). Yeah, yeah. We’re still short of the all-time …

Here's Why Texas Instruments Stock Is Worth $35

Texas Instruments designs and manufactures semiconductors for sale to electronic designers and manufacturers. Barring 2010, its revenue has continuously declined over the last few years. Nevertheless, it still is featured among the top five semiconductor vendors in terms of revenue in 2011 and 2012.<p>…

Gay Marriage Has An 'Eye-Popping' Level Of Support From Business

When nearly 300 U.S. corporations and other groups signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the gesture may have been corporate America's most emphatic statement ever in support of a gay-rights issue.<p>The …

LGBTQI

Mozilla Takes Aim At A Global Duopoly With Firefox OS And The Open Web

The giant Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona was drenched this year in orange, the official color of Firefox, the world’s second most popular Web browser. Its booth was swamped, and its harried pitchmen ran around in tangerine sneakers because this year Barcelona was a coming-out party …