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Jul 25, 2014

Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.

In a White House meeting with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Obama had a tough-love message: his administration had compassion for the children, but not many would qualify for humanitarian relief or refugee status. Many of the migrants have fled poverty and crime at home.

Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014

Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.

During remarks to a rowdy crowd at the Los Angeles Technical College, Obama promoted what he called “economic patriotism” and made clear he believed the companies that were engaging in such practices were not being patriotic. The president was in California on a three-day fund-raising swing for Democrats.

Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014

Obama presses to end corporate trick for evading taxes

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by
shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as
“inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to end the
practice.

During remarks to a rowdy crowd at the Los Angeles Technical
College, Obama promoted what he called “economic patriotism” and
made clear he believed the companies that were engaging in such
practices were not being patriotic. The president is in
California on a three-day fund-raising swing for Democrats.

Jul 24, 2014

Obama presses to close corporate tax loophole ‘inversions’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Thursday for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions,” White House officials said.

Obama will make the comments during remarks about the economy at Los Angeles Technical College. The president is in California on a three-day fundraising swing for Democrats.

Jul 24, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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