A longtime critic of corporate tax loopholes concedes that JPMorgan and Twitter are not tax dodgers.
FORTUNE -- The odd couple of JPMorgan Chase and Twitter made news Thursday when the bank canceled a planned session on Twitter featuring vice chairman Jimmy Lee, because it attracted a ton of hostile tweets, such as, "When [JPM CEO] Jamie Dimon eats babies are they served rare?"
The bank and the social media company are MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Nov 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
A mistake made 20 years ago cost the Times big during the sale of the Boston Globe.
FORTUNE -- The New York Times Co.'s (NYT) purchase of the Boston Globe for more than $1 billion 20 years ago has turned out to be among the worst single newspaper acquisitions in history. But guess what? It's even worse than it looks.
How is that possible? Because the Times not only made a MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Nov 5, 2013 2:34 PM ET
Corporate America needs to step up and pay its fair share, instead of using shareholder value as an excuse to dodge taxes.
FORTUNE -- At first glance, you would think that the CEOs of taxophobic U.S. corporations and our less-than-stellar leaders in Washington have nothing in common. But you'd be wrong. What they share is a lack of shame and an excess of narrow thinking.
The similarity between C-suite tax avoiders and MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Oct 30, 2013 5:00 AM ET
It's time to wipe the entire slate clean in Washington politics and start over.
FORTUNE -- I guess we're all supposed to feel relieved, happy, and gratified that our alleged leaders in Washington have finally managed to approve reopening the government and keeping our country from defaulting on its debts.
The stock market loved it, with the Wilshire 5000, the broadest measure of the U.S. stock market, reaching a record high on MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Oct 18, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Unlike today's problems, tomorrow's headaches can't be cured by writing a few checks.
FORTUNE -- People tend to spend way too much time worrying about what's in the headlines and not enough time worrying about things, buried in small type, that are less obvious but lots more important. Today's case in point: J.P. Morgan Chase.
JPM (JPM), as we'll call it, has been playing the role of piñata for plaintiffs and regulators MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Oct 9, 2013 5:00 AM ET
A plan that could stiff Social Security recipients to pay down U.S. debt isn't just stupid. It's downright Madoffian.
FORTUNE -- Do you think it would be a good idea for the federal government to act like Bernie Madoff? To take money from people for decades, only to say, "Sorry, I'm out of cash," when it comes time to pay them what they're owed?
It's hard to imagine anyone who would think MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Sep 27, 2013 5:00 AM ET
It's a classic Wall Street game: Build a feeding frenzy to drive up a deal. And like most hype, it'll leave investors little to chew on in the end.
FORTUNE -- When you've gone hungry for a long time, even mediocre takeout dishes can look like something scrumptious from a five-star restaurant. That explains the stampede by buyers to gobble up Verizon's record $49 billion debt offering.
For years investors, especially big MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Sep 18, 2013 5:00 AM ET
No matter what Jeff Bezos says now, once his purchase of the Post closes, he's almost certain to begin imposing his standards and beliefs in its pages.
FORTUNE -- When I first heard that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, was a Libertarian, I laughed out loud, because I thought it was a joke. Bezos's company, after all, is based on the Internet, which was created during the Cold War by a military research-and-development MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Aug 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The President's "across-the-aisle" plan to give housing relief to the middle class needs to give credit where credit is due.
FORTUNE -- Washington is very good at creating things out of thin air. The Federal Reserve has created trillions of dollars that it has used to buy securities in an attempt to hold down interest rates. Congressional Republicans have created numerous reasons why having the federal government default on its debt is MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Aug 14, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Don't feel bad if you weren't aware of the recent plummet in long-term bond prices. Most everyone else missed it too.
FORTUNE -- We hear lots of talk about the bond market these days. So let me ask you a simple question: Do you think you'd notice if a key bond-market segment took a one-day hit equivalent to a 600-point drop in the Dow? Answer: No, you wouldn't. How do I MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Jul 25, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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