Allan Sloan
Allan Sloan
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Yahoo’s complex Alibaba spin-off will save billions in taxes

Yahoo’s complex Alibaba spin-off will save billions in taxes

Yahoo will create a new company that will own its 384 million Alibaba shares as well as a small Yahoo business.

It’s not hard to close the cash-rich split-off loophole

It’s not hard to close the cash-rich split-off loophole

Require that more than 90 percent of the deal’s value (not one-third) consists of operating businesses.

Deciphering financial markets in short term is losing game

Deciphering financial markets in short term is losing game

Why did stock prices and the Treasury yield swing so wildly this past week? Nobody knows.

Apple can borrow money more cheaply than Uncle Sam

Apple can borrow money more cheaply than Uncle Sam

Something mighty irrational is afoot in the bond market.