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  • President Obama discusses a bipartisan plan for immigration reform.

  • Immigration reform will happen: Jack Lew Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks to the media during G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Sydney.

    The public has grown far too pessimistic on the prospects of immigration reform, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew provides perspective on a CBO study which looked at the economic benefits of immigration reform.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says immigration reform is "the right thing to do," in discussing the benefits of immigration reform on the U.S. economy.

  • Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 24- Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday. The European Union rejected 65 percent of the requests and granted refugee status to 15 percent of the asylum seekers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted since August by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and demand money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog on Thursday. The fraudsters can manipulate victim's phone's caller ID so it displays the number of a local IRS office, TIGTA said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters. It made it into the Malacca Strait, "the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday.

  • Wanted: Foreign workers. H-1B visa requests leap Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Visa requests allowing overseas nationals to work in the U.S. could reach record levels in 2014.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.

  • Rep. Ryan: I voted for ENDA     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.

  • Sold to the highest bidder! Citizenship Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    U.K. entry visa.

    The U.K. plan to auction off visas, with bids starting at $4 million, may sound strange, but it's not too different from other schemes that give investors visas.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- More than 800,000 Californians have enrolled in private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, but that number included fewer Latinos than officials hoped, the head of its state-run marketplace said on Wednesday.

  • Don't threaten Switzerland: German minister     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a German member of the European Parliament, says officials should not "threaten" Switzerland regarding its vote to restrict immigration from other European Union countries.

  • *Switzerland has 3 years to implement immigration curbs. BERLIN, Feb 18- German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday against rushing to retaliate against Switzerland for its vote to curb immigration, saying Europe's own interests were best served by waiting to see how the Swiss implement the referendum result.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 12- A loss of trust in Switzerland's business and political elite may be one of the reasons the alpine nation voted in favour of putting strict limits on immigration, Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann said on Wednesday.

  • Record number of Americans give up citizenship Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Last year, a record 2,999 Americans gave up their citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency, according to new government data.

  • Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale, says Switzerland's strong economy has relied on productive labor from around Europe and the latest vote to restrict immigration will be "negative" for the Swiss economy.

  • ZURICH/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- A vote to curtail immigration from the EU could cost Switzerland its privileged access to the European single market, European officials said on Monday, after Swiss voters narrowly backed the restrictions in a referendum that has unsettled business.