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Economy Briefs: AIG wants $30.2 million in tax interest
Question of the Day
American International Group, the insurance giant saved by a massive federal bailout, wants some tax money back from 1991.
AIG said it underpaid taxes for 1997, 1998, and 1999. But it said the government owes it interest for an overpayment in 1991. It said the two claims work out to $30.2 million in the company’s favor.
New York-based AIG said it filed the lawsuit Thursday because the statute of limitations on its claims was about to run out. The statute of limitations runs for six years on the amounts, which AIG said were determined in July and August 2006.
President: Merkel needs to explain euro policies
BERLIN — Germany’s president Sunday called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to better explain Europe’s efforts at tackling the euro crisis to citizens and welcomed a court challenge to the bloc’s new bailout mechanism.
In a rare intervention on current affairs, Joachim Gauck said Mrs. Merkel “has a duty to explain in a very detailed way” what the policies designed to save the single currency meant for the average person.
Mr. Gauck also said he was “pleased” Germany’s top court would soon consider challenges to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and fiscal pact key tools for fighting the crisis. The president, whose office is largely ceremonial, has agreed to a request by the constitutional court to refrain from signing off on the two laws after their parliamentary approval on June 29.
LONDON — The new boss of aircraft giant Boeing on Sunday downplayed the impact of Airbus’ decision to build a plant in the U.S., saying the customer does not care where a product is made.
“At the end of the day you win with the best products, the best value and the best relationships with customers,” Ray Conner, president of Boeing Commercial Aviation, said Sunday on the eve of Britain’s Farnborough Airshow.
Airbus announced with much fanfare last Monday the construction of a production facility in Alabama to build medium-haul A320 jets, bringing the European giant closer to its U.S. clients. However, Mr. Conner said he did not believe airlines really care where the planes were made.
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