It's a good thing for Apple that most people won't read the Senate subcommittee's report.
FORTUNE -- The 40-page case study on Apple's (AAPL) overseas tax strategies submitted by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Monday is not an easy read.
The 10-page overview of tax principles and law in the middle -- a history of how a program to block the use of offshore tax havens begun by President Kennedy was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 21, 2013 7:33 AM ET
The results of its probe of Apple's offshore taxes are now available online.
FORTUNE: By Monday afternoon, the day before Tim Cook's scheduled appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, both sides of the story were available online as PDFs: Apple's (AAPL) 17 pages of airbrushed testimony and the subcommitee staff's blistering 40-page retort.
As reader Jim Neal puts it: "Anybody who thinks this is going to be a cordial exchange of ideas MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 20, 2013 7:05 PM ET
In advance of next Tuesday's Senate testimony, he softened the ground with interviews at Politico and the Washington Post -- but not, pointedly, the New York Times.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook is coming to Washington next week, summoned by the same Senate subcommittee that blasted Microsoft (MSFT) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ) last fall for funneling U.S. profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes on them.
But Apple's (AAPL) CEO -- whose company MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 17, 2013 6:35 AM ET
Attacked in the a.m. for not stopping cellphone theft and in the p.m. for not paying taxes.
FORTUNE -- Honorable men and women can disagree about whether a front page story in Thursday's New York Times, blamed Apple (AAPL) for the epidemic of cellphone thefts or merely accused the company of not doing all it could.
But there's no getting around the fatal problem with the sentence in Floyd Norris' Apple's Shuffle MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2013 5:53 PM ET
Retroactive tax bills and the elimination of a state tax-break for California's entrepreneurs and early stage investors could force them to move to ... Texas.
By Omar Akhtar, reporter
FORTUNE -- Entrepreneurs and investors in California can expect to receive a rude shock in the mail if they sold their company in the last four years. Not only did the state's Franchise Tax Board (FTB) eliminate a tax break on capital gains MOREFeb 21, 2013 7:24 AM ET
Part 9 in its iEconomy series, published Thursday, is the hammer that tries to nail it
FORTUNE -- If you wondered where the New York Times' massive, 9-part iEconomy series was headed, here's a clue: Part 1 was published on Jan. 21, and Part 9 on Thursday, Dec. 27 -- just under the wire, we presume, for the Dec. 25 electronic submission deadline for the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism.
For reporters who know MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 27, 2012 4:50 PM ET
Why are the lines of Chinese buyers are so long in the U.S. and so short in Beijing?
FORTUNE -- Two seemingly contradictory stories made headlines this week.
On Tuesday, a 44-year-old Chinese woman was captured on video being tased and handcuffed in a Nashua, N.H., mall after trying to buy more than her allotted quota of iPhone 5s. According to witnesses she became violently abusive when asked to leave the store, first MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2012 11:14 AM ET
Three Silicon Valley insiders created an investment fund to solve the ultimate tech-boom problem: owning too much startup stock.
FORTUNE -- In 2010, after three years as a communications manager at Facebook, Kathy Chan left. The 28-year-old's Facebook shares were the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket -- the company's valuation in private markets had already soared to $23 billion, but it was still a few years from its IPO. To MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Yet he is prepared to give the company the biggest tax break of them all
FORTUNE -- I don't know what to say about Tom Coburn, the pro-gun, pro-death penalty, anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, Southern Baptist deacon and junior senator from Oklahoma.As a congressman he protested NBC's 1997 broadcast of Schindler's List because its depiction of the Holocaust included "full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity." In 2007 he threatened to block two bills honoring the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2012 11:06 AM ET
The New York Times uses Apple as a lens to look at the loopholes in corporate tax codes
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL), like every other company in America, from Amazon (AMZN) to Google (GOOG), uses every loophole it can find -- and at least one it apparently invented -- to avoid paying a penny more than it has to in corporate taxes.
According to a front-page story in Sunday's New York Times, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2012 6:39 AM ET
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