WASHINGTON— The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area and income inequality has widened, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs. Philadelphia posted the largest income drop among large metro areas outside the Sun Belt, a sign of its persistently weak job market.» Read More
Illegal immigrants living in California can apply for driver's licenses under a law signed on Thursday by the governor, a victory for many activists.
As official figures reveal that Spain's unemployment rose in September, one Spaniard's story of struggling to get work in his home country has gone viral.
R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, highlights that some issues in the U.S. are dealt with better at a local level as Minneapolis has fiscal stability, low unemployment in and inclusive immigration policies.
Wealthy Chinese are hiring Americans to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a business in "designer" American babies for China's elite.
Democratic representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois thinks he has found enough republicans to support a bipartisan immigration bill. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Huffington Post; Jim McLaughlin, McLaughlin & Associates; and Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, provide perspective.
GM cuts the price of the Chevy Volt, Mark Zuckerberg went in public support of the immigration reform, and Chicago's pension crisis deepens; Marcus Lemonis discusses.
Mark Zuckerberg is working behind the scenes on immigration issues; Google's Sergey Brin paid $330,000 for a lab burger, and a computer glitch caused nationwide airline delays last night, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
CNBC's Rick Santelli is joined by Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX), to discuss the role of the Federal Reserve and immigration & tax reform.
Congress returns to work this week with lots of work on the agenda, from parts of Obamacare to immigration, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes, says the U.S. economy could see a huge boost if it lets illegal immigrants enter the legal economy.
There was a lot of talk among media moguls yesterday at the Allen & Company conference about Steve Ballmer's plan to realign Microsoft, immigration reform and the NSA's Prism controversy, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
"We could in the House pass the bipartisan plan that came out of the Senate today if the Speaker were willing to put it up for a vote," remarked Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), discussing a bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation in Congress.
House Republicans huddle to discuss their next move on immigration reform. National Review's Robert Costa, and Jose Mallea, The LIBRE Initiative, discuss whether immigration reform is on the ropes.
The Obama administration is urging the House to support immigration reform. Gene Sperling, National Economic Council, provides perspective. "This bill brings in new visas for people who are doing start-ups, and creating jobs," he says.
House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.
Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.
The Senate passed the immigration bill, and it is on its way to the House; and a deadline is fast approaching for a deal that would keep student loan rates steady, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says the big question today is "why is the Fed the only game in town." He discusses his plan for economic growth.
The Senate is done voting on the comprehensive immigration reform bill. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the bill passed 68-32 and is now headed to the House.
Ed Gillespie of the Republican State Leadership Committee discusses the importance of immigration reform to the future of the GOP.