Corporate Executives Try to Assess Potential Impact of Tax Change Proposals

Corporate Executives Try to Assess Potential Impact of Tax Change Proposals

Corporate tax chiefs are trying to assess the potential implications of a proposal for a new global tax system for consumer-facing businesses, an effort that is being complicated by what some companies describe as a lack of critical details. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is running the initiative, is scheduled to More...

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Las Vegas Brings AI to Traffic Lights
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Las Vegas Brings AI to Traffic Lights

Las Vegas is outfitting intersections with cameras and sensors to make sense of traffic patterns in real time and ease congestion. With the help of artificial intelligence, the system counts the number of cars More...

The Big Lie About Charter Schools
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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The Big Lie About Charter Schools

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her education plan, she trotted out a familiar charge against charter schools: that they “strain the resources of school districts.” To fight this supposed scourge, she promised More...

Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid
By asif On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid

Medicaid expansion was a key component of ObamaCare. In 2014 when the expansion started, the feds stopped doing audits of states’ Medicaid eligibility determinations. The Obama administration’s goal was to More...

Yahoo Japan and Chat App Line Agree to Merge
By asif On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Yahoo Japan and Chat App Line Agree to Merge

Line is the dominant chat app in Japan and says it has 82 million active monthly users. Photo: Akio Kon/Bloomberg News  More...

New Stanford Hospital Takes Holistic Approach to Technology
By asif On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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New Stanford Hospital Takes Holistic Approach to Technology

The new Stanford Hospital that opens Sunday borrows ideas about user experience from its neighbor down the road, Apple Inc. The goal is to use technology in a way that makes the hospital more More...

SEC Whistleblower Tips Decline as Agency Looks to Limit Big Awards
By asif On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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SEC Whistleblower Tips Decline as Agency Looks to Limit Big Awards

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reported its first annual decline in tips from corporate whistleblowers as the agency prepares to finalize a proposal that could limit the size of big awards. The SEC More...

‘Low-Code’ Becomes High Priority as Automation Demands Soar
By asif On Friday, November 15th, 2019
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‘Low-Code’ Becomes High Priority as Automation Demands Soar

Chief information officers, on the hook to automate manual and repetitive business processes, are increasingly turning to tools designed to create applications quickly, without the sweat of writing and debugging More...

Uber Challenges Los Angeles’s Suspension of Its Scooters
By asif On Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Uber Challenges Los Angeles’s Suspension of Its Scooters

Uber Technologies Inc. has requested a hearing with Los Angeles officials after the city suspended its permit to rent out electric scooters over a data-sharing dispute. The move, made last week, More...

Treat China as the Nuclear Superpower It Is
By asif On Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Treat China as the Nuclear Superpower It Is

Doubtless the president would not be delighted by the likening of his administration to a giant fat guy who has never skied, pushing off from the top of a double-black-diamond slope and on his way down taking out More...