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The idea that tax hikes drive the rich out of state persists, yet data show the number of millionaires in California is mainly a function of the overall economy.
A counterpart to the biblical adage that the poor will always be with us is the notion that the rich will always be one tax hike away from leaving us.
New York businessman Paul Ceglia’s arrest on suspicion of mail and wire fraud could bring to a close a contentious legal battle over the origins of Facebook.
Federal charges that New York businessman Paul Ceglia engaged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook Inc. and its founder could bring to a close a long-running contentious legal battle over the origins of the social networking giant.
Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp. rejected a takeover bid by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, calling the $ 32.50-a-share offer “unsolicited, inadequate, highly conditional and opportunistic.”
Tesla opens its own stores to sell its flagship Model S directly to consumers. Some auto dealers and regional associations have sued the automaker.
When electric-car company Tesla Motors Inc. started selling its flagship Model S luxury hatchback earlier this year, it eschewed the traditional dealership network to open its own stores.
“Everyone knows that if we don’t hit our quotas, people can lose their jobs,” one pharmacist says. Despite what CVS documents show, a spokesman says the chain does not use quotas to determine compensation.
Chris Cullum normally gets his prescriptions filled at a CVS Caremark store in San Diego. But, while traveling, he placed orders at a CVS branch in Arizona this year and at a branch in Illinois last year.
Mortgage rates edged higher early this week from their recent record lows, with the average interest on a 30-year fixed-rate loan rising from 3.37% last week to 3.41%, Freddie Mac’s latest survey showed.