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Sunbathing Alpacas in the Shire

I often see these dudes when I’m up and around Nipstone, but I’ve never seen them all together before. It seems the sun was a bit too much for them, as they sought shelter under the tree…..so technically, they’re not sunbathing at all. 6 more words

Shropshire

2014 Sutherland2Surf

It was a very cold start on Sunday for the 11km Sutherland2Surf and the rain was threatening to dampen our spirits as Megs and I took our position near the Start line. 189 more words

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Drug Company Ex-pat? Suspicious Packages and License to Bitcoin

Isn’t that a tax relief?

Chicago-bsed drug giant AbbVie, maker of the very popular Humira,  is buying fellow company Shire Pharmaceuticals for close to $55 billion. 511 more words

Markets end week with a rally, despite geopolitical turmoil

U.S. stocks saw a rebound Friday, one day after a series of tumultuous world events led to a widespread sell-off.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed the day up 123 points, while the Nasdaq composite index was up 1.6% and the broad S&P 500-stock index climbed 1%. 302 more words

Finance

Warsan Shire.

As mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to give the blog a bit of a new direction. In this vein, I wanted to talk about one of the poets I have been obsessed with recently. 310 more words

Are U.S. corporate tax inversions a necessary crisis?

Suddenly, the hottest tax arbitrage game is the “tax inversion,” where U.S. companies seek to lower its tax rate by buying a foreign rival. The latest deal came Friday when U.S. 846 more words

Finance

AbbVie will buy Shire in another Pharma tax inversion strategy

Following on the heels of Mylan, AbbVie will buy Shire in a move that, among other things, will result in a significantly lower tax rate when the redomiciled company is fully headquartered in Ireland. 193 more words

Pharmaceutical Industry