'Pharma Bro' quits: Martin Shkreli leaves Turing amid charges of swindling investors

Shkreli announced resignation from the company he founded after FBI arrested him Thursday on charges he duped investors in his former hedge fund

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Ted Cruz's 'crazy' tax plan would cost US at least $16 trillion: analysts

Analysis by left-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice concludes presidential candidate’s plan to shut down the IRS and set up a flat tax would be devastating

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'American Sniper' set to break $200 million at box office as debate rages on

American Sniper, the controversial movie about the Iraq veteran Chris Kyle, was set to take more than $200m at the US box office by Sunday night, setting a record for a non-franchise movie.

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Overstock.com rejoins controversial lobbying group ALEC

Controversial lobbying group Alec has received an early Christmas gift from Overstock.com . The online retailer recently rejoined the group, bucking a trend among tech companies, many of which have recently disassociated themselves from it.

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Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns after fight over new office space

Reddit, the popular online news and community message site, has lost its chief executive, seemingly after a row over new office space.

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Net neutrality advocates to protest against 'hybrid' FCC solution in dozens of cities

Protesters will gather outside the White House and in a dozen US cities on Thursday to demonstrate against a “hybrid” solution now being considered to end a stalemate over regulating the internet.

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Corporate inversion: Walgreens plans move to Switzerland to escape U.S. taxes

A large US pension adviser has written to US regulators asking them to investigate Illinois-based retailer Walgreens plans to move its tax base from the US to Switzerland as part of its takeover of Alliance Boots.

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Senators want Swiss banking group Credit Suisse to be forced to identify tax evaders

Senators have called on the US justice department to force the Swiss banking group Credit Suisse to hand over the names of thousands of US citizens who used its accounts to evade taxes.

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How American youth fell out of love with car culture

The under-35s are driving less and less, a problem that America's automobile industry is desperate to find a solution to

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Two deaths reported as tornadoes wreak havoc across Midwest

Dominic Rushe, theguardian.com

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Twitter prices IPO at $26 per share

Company will be valued at $14bn as share price rises from original estimates

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JPMorgan will pay $5.1 billion to settle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac claims

Deal settles lawsuit brought by Federal Housing Finance Agency – but has still to agree on bond sales fine

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ACLU: Government 'fundamentally destroyed' secure email service Lavabit

The US government "fatally undermined" Lavabit, the secure email service used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, when it demanded access to encryption keys that kept the service secure, the American Civil Liberties Union said in court filings on Friday.

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As pay gaps widen, America's CEOs break record as top earners take home at least $100 million each

Pay gaps within companies widen as top two earners, led by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, earn billion-dollar paychecks

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Despite $13 billion fine, JPMorgan Chase chief says he's 'so damn proud of this company'

Jamie Dimon gives interview after tentatively reaching deal with Justice Department over sale of mortgage securities

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