Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 27, 2015
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes [Text Block]
Note 19: Income Taxes
Our effective income tax rate was 16.9% in the first six months of 2015 compared to 28.3% in the first six months of 2014. The effective rate was positively impacted by the settlement of a one-time refund claim involving asset tax basis resulting in the recognition of a $320 million tax benefit and our decision during the second quarter of 2015 to indefinitely reinvest certain prior years' non-U.S. earnings resulting in the release of $185 million previously accrued U.S. deferred taxes.
Our ending gross unrecognized tax benefits as of June 27, 2015 was $270 million ($577 million as of December 27, 2014).