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  • TOKYO, July 11- Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Lawmakers mull compromise on border funding Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    An emerging deal in Congress involves making policy changes to allow minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly.

  • Sen Hoeven's plan to 'enforce the border'     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Sen. John Hoeven, (R-N.D.), discusses his bill on implementing comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Sen Hoeven: Obama needs to go to the border     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Sen. John Hoeven, (R-N.D.), shares his thoughts on President Obama's trip to Texas and weighs in on increasing border security.

  • Standoff at the Mexican border     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's trip to Texas on Wednesday and the latest details on the political gridlock over immigration reform.

  • Securing our border     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Kay Bailey Hutchinson, former Texas Senator (R), shares her humane policy plan to take young immigrants back to their country of origin.

  • Pres. Obama under pressure in Texas     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports how President Obama is handling immigration issues while in Texas.

  • Sen. Schumer on immigration funding     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Senator Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), discusses housing for immigrants and if politics is getting in the way of passing bills in Washington before November elections.

  • Obama presses Congress to consent on border money Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.

  • Katrina moment? Obama to skip border while in Texas Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas.

  • Obama seeks nearly $4B for immigration crisis Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Obama is requesting almost $4 billion in emergency funding from Congress to confront an immigration crisis surging across the US southern border.

  • White House requests immigration funds     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    President Obama is urging Congress for $3.7 billion to help fix the worsening immigration crisis on U.S. borders. CNBC's John Harwood the details.

  • During breaks at a food truck parked near American Apparel's main 800,000- square-foot factory that produces brightly colored T-shirts and leather goods, workers said they hoped new leadership would fix problems that have saddled the 250- store chain with losses in 16 of the past 17 quarters.

  • The White House is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in immigration funds to deal with the child border crisis, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Washington eyes immigration     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on Tuesday's hearing on VA whistleblowers, and the surge in children coming across the U.S. borders illegally.

  • Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied children at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

  • Correcting 'retirement' misnomers     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    In the surveys we're taking, retirees are telling us they are not making a clean break from work, says Andy Sieg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explaining why retirement will look very different for the baby boomer generation than their parents.

  • Social Security: 'Politics' third rail     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Workers use remote controls to check 32-inch television sets before they are repackaged at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina May 29, 2014.

    There is growing pushback from Americans who argue the visa program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers.