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  • EDINBURGH, July 18- Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England.

  • Report: Labor force drop had pre-recession roots Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Declaring the Great Recession only partly to blame, White House economists say the increasing number of Americans dropping out of the labor force dampens economic growth and demands policy changes that create more job opportunities and add workers.

  • Immigration overhaul may be stalled for now Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The crisis on the border is rapidly overtaking President Obama’s plans to reshape the nation’s immigration system, The New York Times reports.

  • What gangs have to do with the child-border crisis Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    People detained for crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas.

    The child-immigration crisis is a result of several bipartisan policies, including one involving deporting gang members. Mitchell Epner explains.

  • US immigration worries on the rise: Gallup poll Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    A recent Gallup poll says that one in six Americans think that immigration is the most pressing problem facing the country.

  • Immigration now a top problem for US, per poll Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    One in six people now call immigration the most pressing problem facing the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll. That's up sharply since June, when just 5 percent said immigration topped their list of concerns.

  • Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    In a statement late Tuesday, the Border Patrol said Vargas was arrested at the airport in McAllen after telling an agent he was in the country illegally. During the current surge in immigration in South Texas, it has been common for the Border Patrol to release people on their own recognizances, with notices to appear in court later.

  • Ex-Im bank divides GOP: White     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his views on the future of the Export-Import Bank.

  • Border blowback: House says Obama wants too much Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the Obama administration's $3.7 billion border security request was too high.

  • Big GOP business divide     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Cleveland will host the 2016 GOP convention. CNBC's John Harwood reports on a growing divide within the party.

  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Sheldon Adelson teamed up on a New York Times op-ed to discuss the country's immigration system. CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis, and CNBC's John Harwood, discuss immigration reform.

  • Billionaires push immigration reform     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates sounded off on immigration reform in the U.S. in a New York Times op-ed. CNBC's Eamon Javers, provides insight.

  • TOKYO, July 11- Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Lawmakers mull compromise on border funding Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    An emerging deal in Congress involves making policy changes to allow minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly.

  • Sen Hoeven's plan to 'enforce the border'     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Sen. John Hoeven, (R-N.D.), discusses his bill on implementing comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Sen Hoeven: Obama needs to go to the border     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Sen. John Hoeven, (R-N.D.), shares his thoughts on President Obama's trip to Texas and weighs in on increasing border security.

  • Standoff at the Mexican border     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's trip to Texas on Wednesday and the latest details on the political gridlock over immigration reform.

  • Securing our border     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Kay Bailey Hutchinson, former Texas Senator (R), shares her humane policy plan to take young immigrants back to their country of origin.

  • Pres. Obama under pressure in Texas     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports how President Obama is handling immigration issues while in Texas.

  • Sen. Schumer on immigration funding     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Senator Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), discusses housing for immigrants and if politics is getting in the way of passing bills in Washington before November elections.