Apple owes $14.5 billion in back taxes, European authorities say

European authorities ruled on Tuesday Apple struck a sweetheart deal with Ireland that allowed the tech giant to underpay its taxes by more than $14.5 billion over more than a 10-year period. Apple runs its…

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Staples, Office Depot Scrap Merger After Judge Blocks Deal

Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the combination would likely hurt competition…

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Cable, Satellite Box Rental Fees Could Become A Thing Of The Past

Your standard-issue cable or satellite box — and the steady, monthly fees you pay for the “honor” of using it — could become a thing of the past. Under an FCC proposal introduced this week,…

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‘No layoffs … this week’: Marissa Mayer’s creepy comment kills morale

You’re not getting fired this week — feel better now? That was the creepy message Yahoo! boss Marissa Mayer had for employees at a companywide meeting earlier this month, drawing nervous chuckles from workers who…

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