WASHINGTON, May 17- The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill. At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans with the math and science skills needed for work at technology firms like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp..
WASHINGTON, May 15- Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers.
Kookogey is one of many conservatives who complain about unfair treatment at the hands of the IRS, the U.S. tax service that admitted last Friday it had inappropriately singled out the Tea Party movement and other conservative groups for extra examination.
*Senate panel closes loopholes in student visa program. *House Republicans campaign to kill Senate immigration bill. Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial to the passage of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system that would track foreigners entering and exiting the country after a Senate panel rejected the idea.
Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial for the success of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system to track foreigners leaving the country after a Senate panel rejected the provision, in part because it was too costly.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- A measure that would significantly change how unions representing Missouri's public employees can collect and spend members' fees was sent to the governor Monday.
Despite the rift, the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO have a deal over separate provisions in the bill concerning low-skilled workers.
LONDON, May 14- Copper fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday with the market still pressured by Monday's poor factory output data from major user China, which fed fears that demand growth was stalling. Copper hit its highest in nearly a month last Wednesday at $7,480 a tonne.
*Hopes for China policy easing fade, weak data in focus. LONDON, May 14- Copper fell nearly 2 percent on Tuesday hit by a sharp rise in London Metal Exchange stocks and as markets digested Monday's softer-than-expected factory growth data from top copper consumer China.
SINGAPORE, May 14- London copper fell 1.4 percent on Tuesday after comments in China's official media suggested Beijing is unlikely to ease monetary policy, dashing hopes that the government would stimulate an economy that is the world's top user of the metal.
*Indian court to rule on Sterlite smelter restart Tuesday. SINGAPORE, May 14- London copper slipped on Tuesday after softer-than-expected growth in China's factories, but losses were limited by hopes for fresh action to stimulate the economy in the world's top metals consumer.
SINGAPORE, May 14- London copper was little changed on Tuesday after data showing softer-than-expected growth in China's factories renewed hopes for fresh action to stimulate the economy in the world's top metals consumer. *Copper hit its highest in nearly a month last Wednesday at $7,480 a tonne.
*IRS gave conservative groups greater scrutiny. WASHINGTON, May 11- A senior Republican senator condemned the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday for singling out conservative political groups for extra scrutiny, while the IRS described the incident as isolated and not politically motivated.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A consulting firm hired by Oklahoma to help answer the question of how to insure 200,000 people without health coverage told the state's Medicaid board Thursday that an existing program could be used to build a broader system by 2015..
RALEIGH, N.C.-- A popular idea among conservatives to try to limit the growth of government spending was approved Thursday by a North Carolina legislative committee despite arguments it could hurt the state's ability to borrow money cheaply.
ST. GEORGE, Utah-- SkyWest Inc., which operates regional flights for larger airlines, said Friday that its passenger traffic rose 7.5 percent in April. SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines' revenue passenger miles, or how many miles all paying passengers flew during the month, totaled 2.6 billion, up from 2.45 billion in the same month a year ago.
China's MMG, OZ Minerals seen as likely bidders. MELBOURNE, May 10- U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group has submitted a bid for Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto's 80 percent stake in the Northparkes copper mine in Australia, news agency Dow Jones said on Friday, citing a person familiar with the bid.
Should offset impact of disruption at copper mine in Utah. SYDNEY, May 9- Rio Tinto said it expects to win approval from the Mongolian government in the next two weeks to transport copper out of its $6.2 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine, a key project for the company as it reins in spending in other areas.
ST. GEORGE, Utah-- SkyWest Inc., which operates regional flights for larger airlines, earned $3.2 million in the first quarter, reversing a year-ago loss despite a 13 percent drop in revenue. SkyWest shares fell 42 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $14.83 in morning trading.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Rhode Island lawmakers reviewed legislation Tuesday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of their legal status _ but the controversial idea has already run into opposition from law enforcement, anti-illegal immigration groups and the ACLU.