Professor Stephen Shay: said Obama could invoke a 1969 tax law that would restrict foreign companies using inter-company loans and interest deductions to reduce their tax bills. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Law from 1969 could be used to tackle issue, says Harvard Law School professor

Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s wife Maureen arrives with her daughter for her trial in Richmond, Virginia yesterday. Photograph: Jay Westcott/Reuters

State’s former first couple charged for receiving gifts and loans from businessman

President Barack Obama  held a video conference call with David Cameron, François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Matteo Renzi about allowing unrestricted access to the site of the downed Malaysian jet. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

Obama’s 50th call with EU leaders on Ukraine crisis marks more unified response

The Obama administration along with Democrats and Republicans in Congress have become increasingly alarmed at the number of so-called “corporate inversions”

The US’s current corporation tax problems are of their own making not ours

Cheerleaders with the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team performing earlier this month. Class-action lawsuits taken by former cheerleaders with several other professional sports teams have highlighted poor working conditions in the sector. Photograph: Piotr Redlinski/ New York Times service

America Letter: lawsuits have shone a light on cheerleaders’ pay and conditions

President Barack Obama: “I don’t care if it’s legal – it’s wrong,” he told a California audience. “You don’t get to choose the tax rate you pay. These companies shouldn’t either.” Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Companies ‘gaming the system’ in relocating

An undated Arizona department of corrections photograph of Joseph Rudolph Wood who was sentenced to death for the killing in 1989 of his ex-girlfriend and her father.

Convicted murderer reported to have gasped and snorted in almost two-hour execution

The bankruptcy judge refused a request from Ms Killilea Dunne to issue a protective court order limiting the documents sought by Nama under third-party subpoenas to information that was only relevant to her husband in the State agency’s legal challenge against the developer. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Bankruptcy court refuses to grant developer’s wife protection

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, ruled that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, doesn’t authorise the US government to provide subsidies to Americans to help them purchase health insurance in 36 states. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Two US appeals courts have diverged on President Obama’s flagship healthcare law

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