Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cards are most popular online payment method in Sweden

Payment cards are the most popular payment method among Swedish ecommerce customers. A new study points out that more than half of Swedish consumers (54) percent prefer to use their card when they are ready to pay online. Another popular payment method in Sweden is invoice, which is used by Continue reading

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U.S. Treasury says EU’s Apple tax ruling aimed at U.S. companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury sought to keep pressure on the European Union to rescind a ruling that Apple Inc pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, a move Washington says breaches international tax rules and sets the stage for more actions...

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Apple tax receipts could help cut Ireland’s debt pile – S&P

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission's ruling that Apple should pay 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help Ireland reduce its debt significantly but may undermine the Irish government in the process, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Thursday.

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U.S. pending home sales jump in July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes surged in July after two straight months of declines as demand rose almost across the board, suggesting the housing market remains on solid ground despite last month's drop in home res...

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Federal Agencies Told to Share Their Software

U.S. government agencies have been directed to share with each other software code that has been developed on a customized basis. Much of the code involves commercial vendor offerings. In addition to interagency sharing, government units are required to share portions of their customized code with the general public, a move characterized as promoting an open source approach.

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Dubliners divided over Apple windfall dilemma

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Faced with a $14.5 billion windfall after an EU ruling on Apple's tax affairs, carer Louise O'Reilly knew exactly what the Irish government should do with the money: spend it on pensioners who are struggling to get by.

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