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  • NEW YORK— It was considered a symbolic move— President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America. It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives, or really add importantly to either our wealth or our power, "he said during the ceremony on Oct. 3,...

  • Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 2:25 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe's political heavyweight— and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience. West and East Germany united on Oct....

  • How Toys ‘R’ Us is outsourcing jobs Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    A Toys "R" Us store in Totowa, N.J.

    Temporary work visas were designed to import specialized skills — not move jobs overseas. The New York Times reports.

  • Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millions Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    SEATTLE— A sudden about-face by the State Department has left tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants unable to apply to become legal permanent residents as they had expected to on Thursday, even though many have already paid expensive legal and medical fees to get their applications ready, according to a new lawsuit. The affected immigrants are mostly...

  • Berlin to curb migrants as Merkel faces backlash Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Migrants walk along a rail track in the rain from Roszke to Szeged in Hungary, September 10, 2015.

    Berlin on Tuesday agreed measures aimed at curbing an unprecedented surge in migrants, including cuts to cash payments, the FT reports.

  • NEW ORLEANS— A U.S.-based oil rig repair company has apologized to Indian guest workers drawn to the Gulf Coast on false promises and housed in squalid conditions to repair damage after Hurricane Katrina, a law center says. The apology, in a Sept. 22 letter, is part of a $20 million settlement Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, agreed to earlier, the Southern...

  • BERLIN, Sept 29- Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed a package of measures on Tuesday to help German towns cope with the influx of asylum seekers, as a poll showed her conservatives dipping to a one-year low on concerns about her handling of the crisis. Merkel has drawn criticism, especially among conservatives, for fuelling the influx by effectively...

  • Why the US should welcome Syrian refugees Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Asma'a Rashed in the trailer where she reads to kids each week at the Za'atari refugee camp in Northern Jordan

    I saw firsthand the determination of the refugees to rise above their plight, says Elizabeth MacBride. We have a lot to gain by welcoming them.

  • Is mass immigration really Europe's growth elixir? Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 11:29 PM ET
    A migrant woman and her children waits on a railway track after Hungarian police sealed the border with Serbia near the village of Horgos, Serbia, September 14, 2015, near the Hungarian migrant collection point in Roszke.

    There is something troubling about Germany's glossing over the poverty and destitution of 23.07 million fellow Europeans.

  • Merkel chides Facebook CEO over hate posts: Report Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an annual news conference in Berlin, August 31, 2015.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network.

  • Migration crisis proves boon for some businesses Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    BERLIN— People crammed into boats and trekking across borders have become the dominant images of Europe's migrant crisis. Authorities in Germany estimate the cost of housing and feeding migrants alone at about 12,000 euros per person, per year. Entrepreneur Bert Karlsson is among those profiting from the wave of migrants coming to Europe.

  • Greek minister resigns after offensive Twitter outburst Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 10:58 PM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, Greek Prime Minister at a meeting in Brussels, June 24, 2015.

    The resignation of a Greek minister hours after his appointment has exposed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to fierce criticism.

  • Migrant crisis: What’s next for the EU? Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Migrant crisis: What’s next for the EU?

    European Union leaders tell CNBC how the refugee crisis and the EU will looks after they came to an agreement.

  • Migrant crisis not a question of money: Italy PM Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 1:31 AM ET
    Migrant crisis not a question of money: Italy PM

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble speaks to both the Italian and Czech leaders about the deal struck over the migrant crisis.

  • EU ministers agree to relocate 120,000 migrants Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    EU ministers agree to relocate 120,000 migrants

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent, reports from Brussels on the decision by ministers to share the burden of migrants and asylum seekers among EU member states.

  • ISTANBUL— As refugees probe the land route between Turkey and the European Union, Ankara has begun enforcing long-dormant rules on Syrians' travel, in part over concerns about how the flow is affecting the country's image, according to a government document obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with officials and migrants. But one academic said it...

  •  Can take next steps to solve migrant crisis: EU Commission VP

    European Commission Vice President Frans Timmerman, says that while allocation agreements won’t solve the migrant crisis, it’s the first in a series of steps.

  • EU agrees to relocate 120,000 migrants Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    EU agrees to relocate 120,000 migrants

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble reports from Brussels, where E.U. ministers have agreed to relocate 120,000 migrants across the bloc.

  • EU's refugee-sharing plan exposes east-west rift Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 10:02 PM ET
    Syrian and Afghan refugees are helped by locals and volunteers as they reach the shore after their dinghy deflated some 100m away from the Greek island of Lesbos, September 13, 2015.

    The European Union approved a plan to share out 120,000 refugees across its 28 states.

  • Europe faces 1M asylum applications this year: OECD Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 5:04 AM ET
    A group of migrants walk on the Serbian side of the border with Croatia, near Sid, Serbia September 16, 2015. Barred from Hungary, migrants walk through cornfields into the European Union via Serbia's western border with Croatia on Wednesday, opening a new front in the continent's migration crisis.

    Europe has received 700,000 asylum applications this year, compared to 630,000 for all of 2014. It could receive a million by December.