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

US Republican senator Marco Rubio: highlighted age difference between Hillary Clinton and him. Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters

Clinton ‘does not offer an agenda for moving America forward’, says Republican senator

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said tax inversion deals were latest ‘virus’ in US tax system. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Deals under scrutiny include Medtronic’s €31.3 billion acquisition of Irish firm Covidien

“The data that came in was in 2008 before your collapse. Ireland does well because you were doing well economically.”

Ireland scored highest based on how closely the policies and achievements of countries reflect Islamic economic teachings

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