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Encore: Planet Money Sets Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:35pm

The Panama Papers highlighted the world of offshore tax havens. Planet Money wondered how hard these shell companies are to set-up. This story originally aired on July 27, 2012 on Morning Edition.

Former Energy CEO Don Blankenship Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:35pm

A former coal executive was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison and fined $250,000. In December, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found guilty of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws.

Businesses Follow 'Public's Will' In Denouncing 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with business strategies consultant Susan McPherson about reactions by corporations to the "religious freedom" law passed in Mississippi and similar laws in other states.

Former Coal Executive Don Blankenship Sentenced To 1 year In Prison

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:24pm

The former Massey Energy CEO also must pay a $250,000 fine for his role in a 2010 mining disaster that killed 29 miners.

Puerto Rico Passes Bill To Freeze The Island's Debt Payments

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:17am

The measure would delay payments on Puerto Rico's debt load, which is now more than $70 billion, until January 2016. Creditors say the measure violates prior agreements and the island's constitution.

All-Natural But Still 'Imitation'? The Strange Case Of The Skim Milk Label

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:00am

A Florida dairy farmer has had to dump hundreds of gallons of skim milk from her creamery because she doesn't add vitamins back in. Legally, that makes it an "imitation milk product."

Pfizer Calls Off $150 Billion Merger With Allergan

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:40am

U.S. drug company Pfizer announced it has terminated its merger agreement with Ireland-based Allergan. Pfizer says the decision was driven by anti-inversion rules introduced by the U.S. Treasury.

Pfizer, Allergan Call Off Their $150 Billion Merger

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:11am

Pfizer announced that the planned merger between the two pharmaceutical companies has been terminated because of a recent change in U.S. tax rules.

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