Jim Zarroli http://www.kunc.org en U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms http://www.kunc.org/post/us-foreign-mergers-raise-calls-tax-reforms This week the big medical device company Medtronic said it was moving its legal headquarters from Minneapolis to Ireland. It's part of a $43 billion merger with another medical company, Dublin-based Covidien.<p>The move is a tax-saving strategy called an inversion and it's growing more common in the corporate world.<p>U.S. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 58029 at http://www.kunc.org U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms Once A GOP Pillar, Chamber Of Commerce Is Now A Lightning Rod http://www.kunc.org/post/once-gop-ally-chamber-commerce-now-lightning-rod The Chamber of Commerce says it tried to help Eric Cantor in his primary campaign, but Cantor refused the offer. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 57685 at http://www.kunc.org Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline http://www.kunc.org/post/political-rhetoric-bogs-down-future-keystone-xl-pipeline Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. Last month the Obama administration put off a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The project has been enormously controversial. It would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This morning we examine what's at stake for the oil industry and for energy production. Fri, 23 May 2014 10:59:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 56884 at http://www.kunc.org AT&T And DirecTV Mega-Merger Spells Changes For Media Landscape http://www.kunc.org/post/att-and-directv-mega-merger-spells-changes-media-landscape Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Federal regulators are facing a decision on whether to allow another big media merger. This time, it's AT&T and DirecTV. Yesterday, the board of AT&T voted to acquire the satellite television company in a deal worth almost $50 billion. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports that the hope is to be a stronger competitor against the likes of Verizon and Comcast.<p>JIM ZARROLI, BYLINE: Like other big media companies, AT&T has been desperately trying to tell the future of the media business and get ready for it. Mon, 19 May 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 56714 at http://www.kunc.org AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal http://www.kunc.org/post/att-buy-directv-nearly-50-billion-deal Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good Morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>If you've streamed a movie or a TV show recently, you are part of the problem facing cable and satellite providers. These companies are facing more and more competition from Internet streaming, and to survive, some are consolidating.<p>Yesterday, AT&T announced that it is buying a satellite TV provider DirecTV. Mon, 19 May 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 56685 at http://www.kunc.org