Everyone is for corporate tax overhaul; why doesn’t it happen?

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama’s announced crackdown on what he calls an unpatriotic move by U.S. corporations to shift their headquarters and tax bills to low-tax countries is raising the question of why the U.S. simply doesn’t cut its corporate tax rates to better compete with the likes of Ireland and other tax havens.

Newspaper publishes gas document after ban lifted

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Montgomery Advertiser posted a natural gas pipeline report online after a judge lifted his ban that temporarily blocked the newspaper from publishing it.

Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A former developer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims.

Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.

Big new iPhone brings Apple more profit

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.

Texas Crop Report

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 23:

Business Highlights

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

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FACT CHECK: Obama in UN speech spins statistics

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky.

ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis' lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team's home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league's first New Year's Day game was played in 2008.



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