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  • US Tax Havens: The new Switzerland

    Financial Times' Investigations Correspondent Kara Scannell was the first to uncover first hand accounts of how businesses exploit complex trust laws in South Dakota. Her findings, published as "US Tax Havens: The new Switzerland" uncovered a thriving onshore tax haven business. Scannell's shoe-leather reporting gave her unprecedented access to first person sources, including exclusive access to elusive business figures within the shadowy practice. Together with Vanessa Houlder, Scannell's trust law research emboldened a lively, revelatory report that contributed to the ongoing and serious debate over the use and abuse of domestic tax havens.
  • Access Denied

    Washington Technology magazines investigates how an industry organization that has been registered as a nonprofit, is totally run by a for-profit company that prefers to keep its competitors out of membership. The group is a Coalition for Government Procurement that represents companies holding contract schedules with the General Services Administration. And the company that effectively runs the CGP is Washington Management Group Inc. (WMG) that has indirectly violated IRS regulations governing nonprofits and antitrust laws by shutting out prospective members.
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    The Washington Post magazine looks at Bert Roberts, the man who took over MCI after the death of its founder and chief executive, Bill McGowan. Roberts has new ideas for the corporation; however, he faces a host of problems including a swarm of new competitors, doubtful Wall Street analysts, new laws, sweeping technological change and the pressures of succeeding an American business legend. (June 16, 1996)
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    Toronto Globe and Mail reports on European cement companies that have violated the European Economic Community's antitrust laws by rigging the continent's concrete business, causing consumers to pay 40 to 60 percent more for the product; the practice is affecting companies in the United States and Canada as well; EC officials are investigating, but the companies deny any collusion, Oct. 8, 1992.
  • "Big Guys Want It All"

    A newspaper editorial questions the Newspaper Preservation Act, a "unique exemption" from antitrust laws that allows newspapers to enter into joint operating agreements, fix prices and control the entry of smaller publishers into the marketplace.