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Corporate tax rate overhaul may be part of a ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

December 25, 2012 |

The 35% corporate tax rate in the U.S. is the highest among the world’s developed economies and could be cut to improve global competitiveness.

WASHINGTON — Amid the wrangling over the so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama and congressional Republicans can agree on something: They want to lower the corporate tax rate.


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Challenges mount for once-renowned tech brands

December 25, 2012 |

Tech companies including Sony, Nokia and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion are lagging behind as Samsung and Apple increase sales and market dominance.

Consumer electronics are among the most popular holiday gifts, but how many people really wanted a BlackBerry tablet, a Panasonic television or a Nokia smartphone for Christmas?


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BitTorrent co-founder now working with Hollywood

December 25, 2012 |

He is working with networks, electronics firms to enhance the viewing experience.

A Silicon Valley executive whose previous venture was synonymous with Internet piracy has found a way to play nice with Hollywood.


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Online holiday shoppers spent $1 billion on ‘Free Shipping Day’

December 24, 2012 |

Shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute presents but avoid the malls spent $ 1.01 billion on this year’s Free Shipping Day.


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Stocks dip with budget deal in doubt at year’s end

December 24, 2012 |

Stocks fell in light trading Monday during a shortened holiday trading session with lawmakers running out of time to reach a budget deal that would prevent the U.S. from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.


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TSA testing faster passenger screening program

December 24, 2012 |

You won’t have to remove shoes or belts, but you have to get the OK from an explosive-sniffing dog and an agent trained to detect suspicious behavior.

To ease delays at airport security checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration has launched a pilot program that lets average travelers speed to their planes without having to remove shoes, belts and coats or take laptops and liquids out of carry-on bags.


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‘Mastery’ tries to provide a guide to becoming a genius

December 24, 2012 |

Author Robert Greene says anyone can be a genius if he or she works like crazy at it. He enlists Goethe, Mozart and other great masters to show how it can be done.

We’re all geniuses now. At least, we all could be geniuses if only we buckled down and spent an awfully long time working at it.


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Swiss watch sellers gear up for Chinese New Year

December 24, 2012 |

Demand from Asian consumers is easing the Swiss watch industry’s reliance on Christmas and December.

Even before the Christmas tree went up at 124-year-old Bucherer watch boutique in the lakeside town of Lucerne, Switzerland, the shop was already planning decorations for the year of the snake.


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TV firm All3Media to consolidate studios in Westchester

December 24, 2012 |

The British company behind shows such as ‘Undercover Boss’ and ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ currently has studios in Culver City and on the Westside.

Britain’s largest independent television production company, All3Media, will consolidate its Southern California studios in Westchester.


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