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  • Supercity of north to rival London wins backing Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 AM ET
    Angel Square, Manchester

    Economist Jim O'Neill has called for the creation of a northern supercity to close the economic gap with London, the FT reports.

  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    PRATO, Italy— The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. The fire station is two minutes from the Teresa Moda garment factory, on the edge of the main industrial zone of Prato, a town outside Florence. The first squad arrived around 7 a.m. Priority No. 1 was the arm in the window.

  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    PRATO, Italy— The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. The fire station is two minutes from the Teresa Moda garment factory, on the edge of the main industrial zone of Prato, a town outside Florence. The first squad arrived around 7 a.m. Priority No. 1 was the arm in the window.

  • Judge mulls whether to block Arizona ID theft laws Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Advocates for immigrants urged a judge Thursday to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff, arguing the Legislature's intent in passing the statutes wasn't to confront identity theft but rather to combat illegal immigration. District Judge David Campbell that the argument about...

  • Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that criticize lawmakers for not doing more to stop the flow of new workers into the United States. NumbersUSA will run the 30- second ad in 10 states where there are competitive Senate races. The group claims it has 2 million activists who want to reduce the numbers...

  • CARACAS, Oct 15- After three weeks trapped inside their home, Natalie Pereira and her family made a final decision: they must leave Venezuela. Pereira, a 33- year-old dentist now living in Texas, is not alone in making that decision. Having largely but unsuccessfully voted against socialist leader Hugo Chavez during his 14- year presidency, they hoped for a change...

  • WASHINGTON— Obama warns Ebola could spread globally if world doesn't respond to raging epidemic in Africa.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 14- Australia on Tuesday took steps to boost a visa scheme aimed at luring investment from wealthy Chinese, including speeding up approvals and expanding investment avenues, after complaints that disclosure requirements were too strict. The two-year old Significant Investor Visa scheme offers residency to overseas individuals who invest more...

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Switzerland's business elite published an appeal in a Swiss newspaper on Sunday to save the country's accords with the European Union from unravelling due to a vote earlier this year to curb immigration from the bloc. The move could violate a free movement of citizens pact and threaten Switzerland's other agreements with the 28- member union.

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Switzerland's business elite published an appeal in a Swiss newspaper on Sunday to save the country's accords with the European Union from unravelling due to a vote earlier this year to curb immigration from the bloc. The move could violate a free movement of citizens pact and threaten Switzerland's other agreements with the 28- member union.

  • *138,000 Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey in past week. GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants.

  • *Need for skilled talent puts London at odds with national policy. LONDON, Sept 17- When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Shrugging off scandal and condemnation from their political rivals, the far right Sweden Democrats have more than doubled their vote to hold the balance of power in their country- cementing immigration worries into mainstream political debate.

  • Border Patrol wastes $17M on luxury housing Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants in brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014, near Falfurrias, Texas.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has spent at least $17 million on a housing project in Ajo, Arizona.

  • Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    Expatriate Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record volumes because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas urged lawmakers on Tuesday to do whatever it takes to block President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration, raising the specter of a government shutdown fight similar to one Cruz sparked last year.

  • Obama's evolving ISIS strategy     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's position on immigration and strategy on ISIS.

  • Obama stalls on immigration reform     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on the president's decision to delay executive action on immigration reform and the likely political fallout.