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Published September 30th, 2012 - 7:02AM
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard recently found themselves in the unwanted public spotlight of a congressional hearing for, in the words of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, using “loopholes and gimmicks” and “schemes” to “shift income to offshore tax havens,” costing the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars in the process.
Published September 16th, 2012 - 7:23AM
Throughout the long and proud history of Readers Rate the Ads, we have treated political ads the same way most of you have – ignoring them.
Published September 9th, 2012 - 7:04AM
It turns out there’s some life in the concept of a financial-services cluster in Pierce County after all.
Published September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09AM
How do you explain the mood, the feeling, of an era to someone who didn’t experience it firsthand?
Published August 28th, 2012 - 6:51AM
When last we strolled the tree-lined walks of academe, we were waving farewell to the Class of 2012 with an admonition for the institutions those graduates were leaving behind: The financial woes of colleges and universities make major change not just likely but necessary.
Published August 26th, 2012 - 12:50AM
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Published August 19th, 2012 - 7:52AM
Tacoma has a new community and economic development director – Ricardo Noguera, most recently holding a similar post in Visalia, Calif. He starts his new job Sept. 10.
Published August 12th, 2012 - 1:21AM
A local bank recently issued a news release in which it jauntily announced a new promotion to reward depositors: Instead of a boring giveaway like toasters, how about iTunes downloads?
Published July 29th, 2012 - 12:45AM
Here is some stuff I know, the “looking for the digital big picture in an analog world” edition:
Published July 22nd, 2012 - 6:45AM
For a $5 word, “sequestration” is putting in a lot of overtime to earn its pay these days. In the energy field it refers to schemes to pump carbon emissions from burning coal into the ground instead of the atmosphere.
Published July 16th, 2012 - 6:53AM
It’s not summer without your annual list of business books. So here goes:
Published July 8th, 2012 - 7:10AM
As political theater goes, this was a decent example: A global aerospace company announcing a major business venture in the backyard of a rival.
Published July 1st, 2012 - 12:57AM
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Published June 24th, 2012 - 6:46AM
The lives of military personnel and their families is not a subject lacking attention in this region. Between the sheer size of the installations in Pierce County, the Puget Sound region and Washington state, the number of people at them, the overseas deployments and the casualties endured in those missions – even those with little direct connection are aware of the physical presence, economic impact, issues, pressures and challenges associated with the military here.
Published June 17th, 2012 - 6:51AM
Here is some light reading to occupy your time while waiting for summer to arrive: the Department of Revenue’s 261-page quadrennial report on “tax exemptions, deductions, deferrals, differential rates and credits for major Washington state and local taxes.”
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