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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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80.8% of Large-Company CEOs Plan to Vote for Trump

Fully 80.8% of CEOs of large firms who responded to Chief Executive’s July survey plan to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, compared with 66.7% for CEOs of upper middle-market firms and 69.0% for lower middle-marketers, with 64.3% of CEOs for small companies saying they'll vote for Trump.

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3 Things CEOs Need to Know about Va. Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton's announcement of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate was met with mixed reception by voters on both sides of the spectrum. While the business community typically leans Republican, Kaine may be more moderate and pro-business than other potential candidates. It remains to be seen how much sway he would have in a Clinton presidency, but here are 3 things CEOs should know about Tim Kaine.

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Brexit Vote Caught Most Business Leaders By Surprise

The success of the Leave movement in the UK, which culminated in yesterday’s Brexit vote, signals the beginning of the United Kingdom’s pull-out from the European Union, a process that will take at least two years.

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4 Things CEOs Should Know About Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

With a 15-year career in politics and approval by the traditionally conservative rank-and-file of the GOP, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could provide some balance to Trump's non-traditional ideas.

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