June 30, 2022

Shell Games

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From MetaFilter The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyoming. At a single address in this sleepy city of 60,000 people, more than 2,000 companies are registered. The building, 2710 Thomes Avenue, isn’t a shimmering skyscraper filled with A-list corporations. It’s a 1,700-square-foot brick house with a […]

Editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper defects to US

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From Caribbean360 Granma’s former international news editor criticised the state media monopoly and said censorship caused “a crisis of credibility” between the public and the media. FLORIDA, United States, Thursday January 23, 2014 – Aida Calviac Mora, a former senior editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper Granma, has left the island and joined her husband, […]

US court rejects banking associations challenge to Caribbean offshore tax compliance

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From Caribbean360 The DOJ said that the Florida Bankers Association and Texas Bankers Association had challenged the 2012 amendments to the Department of the Treasury’s interest-reporting regulations. WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday January 16, 2014, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says the District Court in the District of Columbia has dismissed […]

U2 reunite for Sean Penn’s annual Help Haiti benefit

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From Caribbean360 The star-studded event raised about US$6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, which has been working to rebuild the country since the 2010 earthquake. CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday January 17, 2014 – Ever since Haiti was devastated by the massive 2010 earthquake, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has piggybacked on selected awards ceremonies, […]

Stock Analyst Sozzi: Sears could disappear by 2017

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By Dan Weil From MoneyNews Sears may go out of business by 2017, Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equity analyst of stock research firm Belus Capital Advisors, concluded after an extremely negative earnings forecast from the retailer Thursday. It predicted an adjusted loss of $811 million to $914 million for all of 2013. “We got […]

Offshore Corporate Profits: The only thing ‘trapped’ is tax revenue

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By Kitty Richards and John Craig | January 9, 2014, from Centre for American Progress Recent investigations have revealed that multinational corporations are stockpiling trillions of dollars in “offshore” income, purportedly trapped overseas because of U.S. corporate taxes. This has created the illusion that there is a large stock of cash somewhere offshore, just waiting […]

Marjorie Lucille Hurst (she would have been 93 today Jan 3)

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In memory of our dear sister Marjorie Lucille Hurst. Born Jan. 3 1921. Died Sep. 7 2010. From Helen and Joan TRIBUTE TO MY SISTER MARJORIE LUCILLE HURST I was about 5 or 6 years of age as I can recall when I was aware of my sister Marjorie better known as Madge. I have […]