Finance

What We Don't Know About Trump's Carrier Deal (and Most States' Business Deals)

Lawmakers almost never know a company's full tax picture when they sign away corporate tax credits. That's unlikely to change any time soon.

Are New York's Unprecedented Cyber-Regulations Necessary?

The state is on track to enacting first-in-the-nation rules about how banks respond to cyberattacks. Some say they're misguided.

From Police Shootings to Playground Injuries, Lawsuits Drain Cities' Budgets

Municipalities spend more than a billion dollars a year on settlements and claims from citizens. Some are trying hard to rein in those costs.

A Sneak Peek of the Seismic Shift in Corporate Tax Breaks

New rules are forcing states and localities to calculate how much revenue they’re losing to business deals -- and whether they pay off. It’s something Washington state has been doing for a decade.

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