In Washington, the House of Representatives passed a compromise budget deal that preserves tax cuts for most Americans. The deal prevented drastic automatic spending cuts and tax increases going into effect.
Fast-food chain Burger King is one of the most visible symbols of corporate America. The firm's new plans to shift its headquarters to Canada, however, have rekindled the heated debate about the US tax system.
More than two weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis is mourning the young black teenager. Taking steps to end racism in the US is also in the interest of white people, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
Burger King has struck a multi-billion deal to buy Tim Hortons, a merger that will create the world's third largest fast-food provider. The new company will operate out of Canada, allowing Burger King to pay lower taxes.
US President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition. The funding is part of a greater $65.8 billion overseas operations budget request.
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