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US Now Has World’s Highest Corporate Tax Rate

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States, with the world’s-largest economy, now has claimed the dubious distinction of having the industrialized world’s highest corporate tax rate. Japan dropped its corporate tax rate slightly on Sunday, to just more than 38 percent. That moved the United States to the top spot, with a 39.2 percent rate. The U.S. has maintained […]

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Xinhua Lists Arab Uprisings as Top World News Event of 2011

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s official Xinhua news agency is listing the Arab Spring uprisings as the top news event of 2011, closely followed by China’s rise to become the world’s second-largest economy. Xinhua published its choices on its website Thursday in a year-end roundup of the top 10 news events of the past 12 months. Economic issues figured […]

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List of Countries With Top Credit Ratings

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a list of countries with the highest possible (AAA) sovereign debt rating by all three major rating agencies, including Standard & Poor’s: Austria Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Singapore Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom These are the countries that are rated by S&P one step below the top (AA+): Belgium New […]

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