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States, Localities Join the Feds in the Fight Against Companies Dodging Taxes  

The Obama administration got tougher against mergers motivated by so-called corporate tax-inversion schemes, and now the states are doing something similar by mitigating tax-haven usage. Boards will have to deal with the state-government impulse just as they’re confronting more obstacles to combinations of American companies with overseas concerns.

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Okla. AG Scott Pruitt Fights to Curb Regulatory Overreach for All

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The growing regulatory burden is one of the biggest drags on the economy, inhibiting business expansion and job creation, yet it is barely mentioned by either party in this presidential election year. One politician who has actually taken action to slow down the bureaucratic tide is Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt.

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Tax Foundation Announces its 2014 List of States With the Most Attractive Tax Climate

Wyoming has the most attractive tax climate for business, and North Carolina has done the best job recently of improving its tax structure to attract company locations and expansions and improve the state economy, according to the latest version of an annual study by the Tax Foundation.

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Why Wait for Healthcare Reform?

Finding the best healthcare plan for your company is no easy feat, but there are ways to tailor a plan to your needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid in navigating the healthcare marketplace.

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How Much—and Why—Industries Lobby

Critics complain that lobbying is rampant in Washington and special interest groups get in the way of political progress. But facts suggest that the relationship is symbiotic.

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CEOs Should Take the First Steps on Financial Reform

The financial crisis that erupted in September 2008 taught us all a very hard lesson. It became apparent that no one had a line of sight on institutional and counterparty risk at Lehman or at any other major financial firm. Corporate issuers are now waking up to the fact that preventing another financial meltdown is their issue as well.

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Garrotted By Red Tape

While the country’s attention has been riveted by the debt ceiling and downgrades, there is a more ominous phenomenon that has largely gone unremarked: overregulation.

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