Most talked about Forbes stories

How To Abolish The Federal Corporate Income Tax Without Increasing The Deficit

forbes.com — The possibility of repealing the federal corporate income tax is a discussion that has routinely broken out into the open for as long as I've been involved with the federal budget, and that's now close to 40 years. It happened again just this week. N. Gregory Mankiw, George W.
Aug 27, 2014

how to eliminate the corp income tax without increasing the deficit? by eliminating subsidies for corporations too forbes.com/sites/stancoll…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @morningmoneyben: Smart @TheBudgetGuy on how to rid ourselves of inversions: abolish corp income tax w/o increasing the deficit. forbes.com/sites/stancoll…

Aug 27, 2014

Smart @TheBudgetGuy on how to rid ourselves of inversions: abolish corp income tax w/o increasing the deficit. forbes.com/sites/stancoll…

2014 Fab 50: Asia's Tech Takes Over The World

forbes.com — Scouting for the world's next growth engine? The 2014 annual honor roll of the Fabulous 50 brings you the best of Asia-Pacific's biggest publicly traded companies. China boasts the most companies, as it has for the last three years.

Burger King-Tim Horton: Scrap the Corporation Tax Completely

forbes.com — There is a simple and sensible way of dealing with so-called "inversion deals," such as Burger King's purchase of Canada's Tim Horton, but no one wants to touch it. Abolish the corporate income tax. Or, to put it more accurately, abolish the corporate income tax and replace it with a simpler, fairer [...]
Aug 28, 2014

Burger King-Tim Horton: Scrap the Corporation Tax Completely @Forbes onforb.es/1wFZNEX

Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear

forbes.com — It was the third day of the year. As thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh demanding an increase in minimum wage, Cambodian security forces, including the army, came at them with batons and assault rifles, killing five and injuring 38. The protests had started on Christmas eve [...]
Aug 27, 2014

My latest (2): Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear onforb.es/VOpPF3 via @forbes

Protest aAnd Violence Rip Through Cambodia's $5B Garment Industry

forbes.com — In mid-August a team of lawyers for U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group arrived in Phnom Penh to look into operations of a Korean garment manufacturer with factories in the Cambodian capital. The company, Yakjin Holdings, was at the pivot of labor disputes that rocked the country at the start of the year.
Aug 27, 2014

My latest (1): Protest And Violence Rip Through Cambodia's $5B Garment Industry #forbesmagazine onforb.es/VOpvGp via @forbes

​China Expects Fallout After Announcing Decisions On Hong Kong's Political Reform This Sunday​

forbes.com — The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress began discussing reform proposals for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 today in Beijing. The meeting finished at 5:30 p.m. Asia time, and no substantial details have been announced at this point. After the general meeting of the Standing Committee, attendants will be divided [...]
Aug 27, 2014

RT @IlariaMariaSala: MT @WongKandy: ​China Expects Fallout After Announcing Decisions On Hong Kong's Political Reform This Sunday​ onforb.es/1zE2C5B

Rescuing Compassionate Use From Social Media And Death Threats

forbes.com — Who should get access to experimental medicines prior to regulatory approval? And who should decide? Human use of experimental medicines is a contentious issue. The current West African outbreak of Ebola viral fever has witnessed a select few patients receive an antibody-based drug, called ZMapp, effective against the virus in infected monkeys, but that has yet to be tested in humans for either safety or efficacy.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @AJGerritson: Rescuing Compassionate Use From Social Media And Death Threats - Forbes ow.ly/2Mx5ig

China's Three Richest Billionaires Team Up For $813 Million Alibaba Attack

forbes.com — Alibaba has a new challenger, and it's backed by China's three wealthiest men. China's Dalian Wanda Group, led by the country's richest billionaire Wang Jianlin, plans to launch a $813 million (5 billion yuan) e-commerce platform with Baidu and Tencent, according to multiple media reports that cited sources familiar with the matter.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @chen_liyan: Jack's headache: China’s richest men team up for a $813 million e-commerce venture to challenge Alibaba. onforb.es/1lwaMMw via @forbes

Aug 27, 2014

RT @chen_liyan: Jack's headache: China’s richest men team up for a $813 million e-commerce venture to challenge Alibaba. onforb.es/1lwaMMw via @forbes

Alibaba Pumps IPO Enthusiasm With Huge Profit Jump

forbes.com — The Alibaba IPO express rolls on, faster and faster. As all indications point to Alibaba going public shortly after Labor Day in the US, the Chinese ecommerce giant released stellar second quarter earnings in a new filing with the SEC.

Biotech Investors Arch Venture Partners Raise $400 Million New Fund To Bet On 'Wild Ideas'

forbes.com — It's been 28 years since ARCH Venture Partners spun out of the University of Chicago in 1986, but the partners at the venture firm specialized in biotech are still going strong due to an investment strategy one of its own partners calls "a little crazy." Crazy has worked for ARCH historically, [...]
Aug 27, 2014

Biotech Investors Arch Venture Partners Raise $400 Million New Fund To Bet On 'Wild Ideas' onforb.es/1lvZc3X via @forbes

Aug 27, 2014

Biotech investors ARCH Venture Partners have raised a $400 million new fund to bet on "wild-ass ideas." @Forbes: onforb.es/1lvZc3X

Why Summer Box Office Was Down in 2014

forbes.com — Yes, the overall summer box office is indeed down 25% (-$1.223 billion) compared to last summer's record $4.8 billion seasonal haul. Yes there is still a weekend to go, but I'm going to presume The November Man and As Above So Below will not be enough to make up the deficit (last [...]
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Danbigman: Why Summer Box Office Was Down 25% In 2014, And Why It Does And Doesn't Matter onforb.es/1lvYjbD @ScottMendelson via @forbes

Aug 27, 2014

Why Summer Box Office Was Down 25% In 2014, And Why It Does And Doesn't Matter onforb.es/1lvYjbD @ScottMendelson via @forbes

Yes, Health Care is a Right -- An Individual Right

forbes.com — Many moons ago, I served a term as chairman of the Conservative Party of the Yale Political Union, a parliamentary debating society. On March 26, the Union invited me back to keynote a debate on the topic, "Resolved, That Health Care is a Right."

Giant Chart: Global Internet Usage By The Numbers

forbes.com — It may seem incredible to think it, but back in 2000, there were a mere 394 million Internet users scattered across the world. Fast forward to 2014 and that number has grown to almost 3 billion - that's nearly 40 percent of all people on Earth. The majority of these [...]
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Forbes: Back in 2000, there were a mere 394 million Internet users scattered across the world: onforb.es/1C2GFBk

Aug 27, 2014

Giant Chart! Global Internet Usage By The Numbers onforb.es/1zEdgJG @StatistaCharts via @forbes

The Gadgets, Life Hacks And Apps Tech Entrepreneurs Actually Use

forbes.com — How do you stay on top of things when you're running a business that's gone from three to 30 employees in the past 12 months, you're back to back with meetings and pulling all nighters trying to launch a new product? I asked three crazy busy tech entrepreneurs - CEO [...]
Aug 27, 2014

The Gadgets, Life Hacks And Apps Tech Entrepreneurs Actually Use onforb.es/1lwA2SV via @forbes

Why Has The Texas Economy Outperformed? A Surprising Answer From Paul Krugman

forbes.com — Years ago, when I was still at the Dallas Fed and long before Governor Perry had become the longest-serving Governor of Texas, he invited me to Austin for lunch. I expected it to be with his staff, but it was just him and his chief of staff. He asked me [...]
More Stories