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The European Commission Slaps Apple With A Big Tax Bill

People walk past a computer shop selling Apple products in Cork, Ireland on Oct. 2, 2014. (Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk past a computer shop selling Apple products in Cork, Ireland on Oct. 2, 2014. (Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images)
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The tech giant and Ireland are vowing to appeal a ruling from the European Commission today that says Apple owes nearly $15 billion in back taxes. The commission's investigation found that the tax benefits granted by Ireland to Apple were illegal.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears the latest from Andrew Walker of the BBC.

Guest

Andrew Walker, BBC economics correspondent. He tweets @andrewwalker167.

This segment aired on August 30, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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