The European Union’s antitrust regulator has demanded that Ireland recoup roughly $14.5 billion in taxes from Apple Inc., after ruling that a deal with Dublin allowed the company to avoid almost all corporate tax across the entire bloc for more than a decade.
Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly tough to find job applicants who have ‘soft skills’ like the ability to communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.
Roller-coaster fans at some amusement parks can now experience new thrills thanks to virtual reality. Riders wearing specially reinforced VR headgear are immersed in a fantasyland where they soar, plunge and twist in sync with a coaster’s motion.
Newmont Mining’s exit from Indonesia after more than three decades operating there—and following by weeks BHP Billiton’s sale of its Indonesian coal interests—illustrates foreign miners’ growing difficulties in the Southeast Asian country.