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2014-07-01 10:21:50

The Lancet OECD warns that "more and bigger" efforts will be needed to contain US health budget to prevent reversal of recent slowdown in health spending growth as economic growth improves Growth in health expenditure in the USA slowed dramatically between 2000 and 2011, bringing the growth rate of the country's health budget in line with other high-spending countries, according to new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. However, the...

2014-06-02 12:32:47

Failure to Extend ITFA Will Also Cause US to Fall in OECD Broadband Rankings WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1998, Congress passed the Internet Tax Freedom Act ("ITFA"), which imposed a three-year moratorium on the imposition of (new) state and local taxes on Internet access. Since 1998, this moratorium has been extended three times, and is due to expire again in November 2014. While there is generally broad bi-partisan support to extend -- if not make...

2014-03-25 16:23:36

OECD's head of Transfer Pricing, Joseph Andrus will join top officials and practitioners to address key developments at the Bloomberg BNA-Baker & McKenzie North American Transfer Pricing Conference, June 4 and 5, 2014 ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie's North American Transfer Pricing Conference, following closely after the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meeting in Washington, DC, will bring together...

2014-03-09 20:20:11

LONDON, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCO welcomes the comments made by the UK National Contact Point ("NCP") for the OECD Guidelines, in a letter sent on 7th March 2014 to all parties involved (click here to read the UK NCP's letter: http://www.socointernational.co.uk/letter-from-ncp ). The NCP's letter is a request for best conduct during the complaints process, specifically noting the publicity and press statements issued by WWF last week erroneously stating that the OECD,...

2014-02-14 08:24:02

LONDON, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK National Contact Point ("NCP") has issued an initial assessment explaining the context in which it will examine certain issues raised in a complaint made by WWF last October. It is made very clear that the initial assessment does not mean that the NCP considers SOCO has acted inconsistently with the voluntary Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises or that the NCP has reached any negative conclusion about the Company's...

2014-02-13 08:24:54

LONDON, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCO International plc is expecting the imminent publication of the Initial Assessment of the case under consideration by the OECD for potential breach of the voluntary Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises brought by WWF. SOCO has been advised that, with the exception of fundamental errors within the complaint, it is usual for the NCP to set aside certain elements of a complaint for further examination. The NCP has made it...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.