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Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.

Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy initiative.

AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.


U.S. stops talks with Russia over tax information: report

The United States has de-facto suspended talks with Russia about exchanging information on taxes under 2010's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), in a sign of a deepening rift over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, Vedomosti daily reported on Tuesday. Scheduled to take effect on July 1, FATCA will require foreign banks to share information with the Internal Revenue Service about Americans' accounts worth more than $50,000. The United States and European Union have already sanctioned some Russian officials and Bank Rossiya over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, which instigated the most serious East-West spat since the end the of Cold War more than 20 years ago.

AP sources: US considers release of spy Pollard

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations for three decades, would be an extraordinary step underscoring the urgency of U.S. peace efforts.


'HIMYM' Ends With a Legendary Meh

Ted ends his tale, but the kids look a little pissed off. It turns out the love story of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ wasn’t really about their mother. But we knew that.


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