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Pfizer Lets Loose a Hornets’ Nest Over U.S. Corporate Tax Rates

Pfizer is bidding to acquire AstraZeneca in large part so that it can dodge the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent by shifting its corporate headquarters to the UK, AstraZeneca’s home, after the acquisition and paying that country’s 20-percent rate. But in pursuing the merger, Pfizer has kicked a political and economic hornets’ nest that still hasn’t emptied.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance May 16 2014
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Can CEOs Find Relief From Skyrocketing Health Costs?

A study of firms in four industries finds that a new type of wellness program that stresses “accountability” and uses financial incentives and individual coaching to improve employee health habits can lead to a sharp reduction in health claims and a boost to employer bottom lines.

Darrell Moon Corporate Finance , Health/Benefits , Talent Management , Talent Management October 24 2011
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Anatomy of an Asymmetrical Acquisition

Why bigger companies are targeting smaller company acquisitions—and how they make them work.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 2 2010

CEO Surprises

How customers and technological advances can shake things up.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Small Business October 13 2010

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Bruce Sherman Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance , Governance/Compliance , Investor Relations September 10 2010
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Six Avoidable M&A Mistakes

What not to do to make the most of your acquisition opportunities.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions , Small Business , Small Business September 2 2010

CEOs and Customers

Customers are in charge now.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Internet , Small Business July 30 2010

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