WASHINGTON, May 21- President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed passage of a bill to reform U.S. immigration policies by a Senate committee, describing it as consistent with the values he supported and well placed to fix a "broken" system.» Read More
Middle East-style oil wealth combined with a generous Nordic welfare model is slowly throttling big chunks of Norway's economy.
OSLO, March 24- Middle East-style oil wealth combined with a generous Nordic welfare model is slowly throttling big chunks of Norway's economy, threatening western Europe's biggest success story.
*AFL-CIO, Chamber of Commerce trade accusations. The source said Democrats presented a plan and Republicans accepted it, but when senators showed it to the AFL-CIO, the labor union federation said no. But, according to the AFL-CIO, Democrats presented Republicans with a plan and the Republicans rejected it.
WASHINGTON, March 21- The majority of Americans favor giving millions of illegal immigrants a way to earn citizenship, according to a survey released on Thursday, highlighting public support for efforts in Congress to reform immigration law.
Tyler Cowen argues that economists shouldn't give moral weight to national interest. But that's just wrong.
BERLIN, March 18- Leaders of Germany's new anti-euro party took their nascent campaign to Berlin on Monday, keen to reassure potential voters that they are neither populist nor extremist and have come up with a considered plan to bring back the Deutschmark.
SINGAPORE, March 12- Rich and orderly Singapore, a regional base for many multinationals and fund managers, is one of Asia's smoothest-running and least risky countries, and is rated triple-A by both Moody's and Standard& Poor's.
*Radicals seen growing most in Greece, European parliament. PARIS, March 8- Italian comic-turned-activist Beppe Grillo has blazed a trail for populist political movements around Europe by taking his Five Star Movement from obscurity to become Italy's largest party in its first general election campaign.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Senator Charles Schumer, a member of a bipartisan group crafting comprehensive U.S. immigration reform, urged technology firms on Tuesday to stop lobbying for a standalone bill on high-skilled immigrants, saying such narrow legislation would not pass.
The State Department gave the Keystone Pipeline a major boost today, and the Department of Homeland Security released 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. Ari Melber, Nation Magazine and Andrew McCarthy, Former Federal Prosecutor, provide perspective.
*Obama to host congressional leaders at White House. *White House denies ordering release of illegal immigrants. Expectations were low that a White House meeting on Friday between Obama and congressional leaders, including Republican foes, would produce any deal to avoid the cuts.
*Unemployed young Spaniards take up menial jobs in Berlin. "We haven't seen the sun for three months, and the people can seem distant, but Berlin is also a place where life is not just about work and you get to meet artists and actors and film directors," Diego Ruiz del Arbol, a 32- year-old Spanish IT engineer and web content consultant living in Berlin.
*Republicans say White House playing politics. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb 26- President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned of threats to Navy readiness and the government released hundreds of illegal immigrants due to budget pressure as automatic government spending cuts crept closer.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Congress should create a visa program, valid for at least three years, for foreigners willing to work year-round on poultry farms or in meatpacking and processing plants, an industry group said on Tuesday.
*Republicans say White House playing politics. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb 26- President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned of threats to Navy readiness and a storm broke over the government releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants due to budget pressure as "sequestration" spending cuts crept closer.
James Sullivan, Head of ASEAN / Singapore Research at JP Morgan tells us why Singapore's cap on immigration will effectively hobble the nation's economy.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports tonight's latest headlines, including 15 Republican senators are sending a letter to President Obama asking him to pull Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary.
WASHINGTON- Faced with the growing theft of U.S. trade secrets, the White House said on Wednesday it was stepping up diplomatic pressure and mulling tougher laws to stem the threat to American businesses and security from China and other nations.
Singapore is likely to announce more steps to slow an influx of foreign workers in a budget aimed at placating public anger about a surge in immigration blamed for overcrowding, rising prices and competition for jobs and housing.
*Singapore budget to be unveiled on Feb. 25. SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Singapore is likely to announce more steps to slow an influx of foreign workers in a budget on Monday aimed at placating public anger about a surge in immigration blamed for overcrowding, rising prices and competition for jobs and housing.