• Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year. At 1,603 pages, the spending bill adheres to strict caps negotiated earlier between the White House and...

  • US Border Patrol: Female agents wanted Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. The agency's southwest region includes Arizona, Texas and California. That's a concern for Juanita Molina, executive director of the Border Action Network, an immigrant rights group in Tucson.

  • Atlanta Mayor's unified immigration strategy  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Kasim Reed, (D) Atlanta Mayor, discusses his city's plan to implement immigration reform.

  • When legislation materializes, it would follow a year and half of congressional inactivity in the aftermath of the passage of a sprawling Senate bill backed by Obama but killed by the House. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul likely will oversee the effort, according to leadership aides. The 2013 Senate bill's pathway to citizenship...

  • The move, likely early next year according to House Republican leadership aides, may lead to other steps the House of Representatives could contemplate repairing parts of a broken immigration law. When legislation materializes, it would follow a year and half of congressional inactivity in the aftermath of passage of a sprawling Senate bill backed by Obama...

  • *Gangs in Poland, Baltics selling illegal documents. LONDON, Dec 4- Andriy left his home town in western Ukraine earlier this year on a journey that brought him through the hands of shady traders in Poland to one of the world's booming markets for illegal immigrants- London. Fleeing the strife of war with Russian-backed fighters and a shattered economy, Andriy is...

  • 17 States sue Obama Administration over immigration  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, Calif.

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports 17 states are suing the Obama administration over the immigration executive order.

  • 17 states sue Obama on immigration order Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    Undocumented immigrant Angela Navarro and her husband Ermer Fernandez (L), along with other immigrants and supporters, watch President Barack Obama announce executive action on immigration, at the West Kensington Ministry church, in Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 2014.

    The state of Texas said it and 16 other states sued President Obama in federal court over his recent executive order on immigration.

  • Pres. Obama to CEOs: You're 25% right on regulation  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    President Obama answers to how American businesses can continue to make progress amid regulatory burdens.

  • Pres. Obama: Will not perpetuate old immigration system  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    President Obama shares his thoughts on immigrants living and working in the U.S., and the opportunities he believes they should have.

  • Top CEOs tell Congress and Obama to get to work Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T.

    American CEOs gathering in Washington, D.C., tell CNBC corporate tax reform and less burdensome regulations could help unlock the economy's potential.

  • Pres. Obama: Government shutdown unacceptable  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    President Obama discusses the budget process and the potential for another government shutdown.

  • Obama: A tax deal can be done  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Discussing tax reform, President Obama details the two big hurdles that need to be climbed to accomplish corporate tax reform.

  • Breaking Washington's bad habits: Obama  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Discussing immigration reform, President Obama explains why it's the right for the country and addresses the need for bipartisan action and progress.

  • Caterpillar CEO: Immigration key to economic growth Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman tells CNBC that company growth is tied to a healthy economy, which is possible by embracing immigrants.

  • Need broad-based immigration reform: MSI CEO  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions CEO, shares his thoughts on implementing comprehensive immigration reform.

  • But in London they play to sell-out crowds at top venues- one sign of how rising immigration is changing Britain's population and economy. For Clementine Bunel, a French concert promoter who moved to London to tap into its young and fast-growing international market, it's also a demonstration of how the borders between Britain and the rest of the world are...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration into 2015.. At a closed meeting of House Republicans to plot strategy on how...

  • STOCKHOLM, Dec 2- Like most of Europe, Sweden is struggling with an ageing population. But in fact Sweden's canny social policies are the reason so many of its baby boomers are choosing to keep going to the office. The country's pensions reform and generous parental leave have resulted in Europe's highest employment rate- with a strong showing among women and the...

  • SCHILTACH/ BERLIN, Dec 1- German bathroom fittings maker Hansgrohe is a successful firm with a track record of global exports and an attractive profit-sharing scheme. The raft of firms named after their small-to-medium size kept Germany afloat throughout a global economic downturn and still have healthy order books. The working-age population of Germany-...