• *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-...

  • 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

    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

    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.