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Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Allan Sloan of Fortune magazine talks about the growing number of American companies reincorporating overseas in order to dodge US taxes. Filmmaker Michel Gondry tells us about his latest movie, “Mood Indigo,” and he’ll be joined by Audrey Tautou, who stars in it. Beth Macy with the story of how an American company struggled to compete with cheap furniture from China, and managed to keep manufacturing in Virginia, saving hundreds of jobs. We’ll look into why the population of great white sharks is rebounding off of the coast of New York and New Jersey. Plus, some Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who worked with the United States have been able to emigrate to this country, and we’ll find out why they’ve found little support here.  

How Big Businesses Evade Taxes, Costing the Rest of Us Money

A growing number of American companies have been reincorporating overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. Fortune editor Allan Sloan says it's unpatriotic.

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Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou on the Surreal Romance, “Mood Indigo”

The French director and actress talk about their new film, based on Boris Vian's novel of the same name.

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Fighting to Keep Manufacturing in America

How the Bassett Furniture Company of Virginia, once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer, struggled against cheap Asian imports and managed to keep building in America.

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Iraqi and Afghan Asylum Seekers Are Struggling in the U.S.

Some Iraqi and Afghan citizens that provided critical assistance to the United States by working as interpreters and fixers have come to the United States on special visas, but their struggles haven't ended in this country.

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Why Great White Sharks Are Making a Comeback in NY and NJ

After decades of decline, the population of great white sharks seems to be increasing off the Northeast coast.

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