The most recent update says that about 14,600 people who held between one and 10 shares in Verizon have  now sold out.  Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

Back in October, you wrote in a column in The Irish Times about “Verizon investors offered low-cost deal” and you mentioned that letters would be sent(...)

The United States’ Inland Revenue Service (IRS) imposes a 30 per cent withholding tax on dividend inTome from US-listed shares held by people who are not tax resident in the US

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Work it out for yourself – is it a maze or a hedge fund?

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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