The European Union’s antitrust regulator has demanded that Ireland recoup roughly $14.5 billion of unpaid taxes over a decade from Apple, a move that could intensify a feud between the EU and the U.S. over the bloc’s tax probes into American companies.
The European Commission’s ruling that Apple must repay $14.5 billion to Ireland represents a major threat to a bipartisan U.S. tax agreement that has long seemed plausible but always sat just out of reach.
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.
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.