Mark J. Mazur, the Obama administration's point man in the effort to deter U.S. companies from restructuring overseas to avoid taxes, is a career government economist known for his loosened neckties, Pez dispensers and sweeping grasp of the U.S. tax code.
Royal Bank of Canada is facing a conundrum about one of its fastest-growing businesses: when to apply the brakes. Earnings from the bank's capital-markets business are bumping up against a self-imposed limit that is key to the risk control on which Canada's banks built their reputation.
Al Gore had "serious reservations" about selling Current TV to Al Jazeera but overcame them because he believed the U.S. was likely to influence the broadcaster and foster understanding, court papers say.
A bid by television personality Marcus Lemonis and Dippin' Dots owner Fischer Enterprises to relaunch the closed Crumbs Bake Shop neared reality after a deadline to trump the pair's $6.5 million offer came and went.