• 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-...

  • Aging Europe needs the migrants it doesn't want Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 1- Europe is aging faster than any other region of the world. The "old continent" may be able to offset the impact of a graying workforce until around 2020 by bringing more women and elderly people into work, encouraging mobility within Europe and making better use of existing migrants, EU and OECD experts say. "If you close the door, you will pay an economic...

  • *Gold initiative rejected by 77 pct of voters. The referendums are part of a recent flurry of initiatives under Switzerland's model of direct democracy that have had threatened to undermine the non-EU member's reputation for stability. "The result of both today's gold and immigration referenda show that the Swiss public want to pursue a coherent...

  • Swiss set to vote in gold, immigration referendums Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Switzerland's system of direct democracy gives citizens the right to force popular votes if they can gather enough signatures of support. Despite Switzerland's prosperity, some citizens see the country as under siege- from immigrants seeking work and from trading partners who have insisted in recent years that the Swiss dismantle their business model...

  • UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was "carefully balanced", says Stephen Booth, research director at Open Europe.

  • UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.

  • Boris Johnson: Google attack won't impact trade   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:47 AM ET
    Boris Johnson: Google attack won't impact trade

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, says he sees no reason why Europe's issue with Google may jeopardize trade relations between the U.S. and Europe

  • Health-care maze remains for the undocumented Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Up to 5 million undocumented immigrants may find getting affordable health care tough despite a presidential executive order to stop deportations.

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    Computer programmer

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • America is losing the global start-up race Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Young entrepreneur

    Obama's executive actions on immigration don't focus on a key start-up problem: Few skilled workers. Why innovators are bypassing the U.S.

  • Government shutdown looming?   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Government shutdown looming?

    Discussing the likelihood of a House immigration bill, as well as a government shutdown before Christmas, with Ben White, Politico.

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Kudlow: What about the brainiacs? Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Obama’s failure to address the high-skilled visa problem is a huge mistake, says Larry Kudlow.

  • President Barack Obama' s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, according to the Migration...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • Chuck Todd: Immigration politics complicated   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Chuck Todd: Immigration politics complicated

    Discussing disconnect in Washington. D.C. following President Obama's executive action, with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.

  • Immigration battle builds   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    President Obama is on the road to build support for the executive action order he outlined regarding immigration, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Zandi: Immigration critical to long-term growth   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:18 PM ET
    Zandi: Immigration critically vital to long-term growth

    Discussing whether President Obama's executive action on immigration will depress wages, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.