mergers

  • Burger King To Buy Tim Hortons Chain For About $11.4 Billion
    August 26, 2014  

    In the past three years, 22 American companies have relocated outside U.S. borders, usually through mergers with or purchases of a foreign company. That move, known as a tax inversion, means corporations are no longer subject to American corporate taxes. Jeffrey Brown learns more about the strategy and its effect on the economy from Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center. Continue reading

  • pfizer
    May 3, 2014  

    Pfizer made a $106 billion bid for the British drug maker AstraZeneca this week in a move that was potentially motivated by lower corporate tax rates overseas. The deal could also affect the development of new drugs. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Bloomberg news reporter Shannon Pettypiece about how mergers affect drug research. Continue reading