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Blue Card: Don't leave home without it?

Dan Grech | Oct 23, 2007
In an effort to attract highly skilled immigrant workers, the European Union is proposing its version of the U.S. "green card" visa. It would offer faster approval and employment guarantees. And it has U.S. businesses worried. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Science

New rules open more workers to 401k's

Sarah Gardner | Oct 23, 2007
The Labor Department has announced new rules that make it easier for companies to automatically enroll workers in retirement plans like 401k's. And the government will favor investments that take some risks. Sarah Gardner reports.

Countrywide tries changing bad to good

Bob Moon | Oct 23, 2007
Countrywide Financial Corp. is promising to reach out to 82,000 of its borrowers and refinance or modify around $16 billion in home loans. Consumer advocates say it's about time. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

No online poker? Some can't deal

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 23, 2007
A group is lobbying for Congress to legalize Internet poker, essentially reversing a ban on online gambling. Jeremy Hobson looks into whether or not it could be in the cards.
Posted In: Entertainment

Blue is the new Green card

Kyle James | Oct 23, 2007
The E.U. is unveiling a "Blue Card" program in an effort to better retain its pool of skilled foreign workers. Kyle James juxtaposes Europe's new work visa with the U.S. Green Card.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Dinner's getting cold in Germany

| Oct 23, 2007
Cafe patrons in colder regions of Germany enjoy outdoor meals with the help of gas-powered heat lamps. But a proposed bill could ban the heaters, which can emit as much CO2 as a small car. Brett Neely reports.

FAA gets JFK talks off the ground

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 23, 2007
Airline passengers at JFK airport are used to waiting an hour for take-off -- while boarded on the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping in to try to fix the problem. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Philly selling its market

Alisa Roth | Oct 23, 2007
Philadelphia's stock exchange, the oldest exchange in the U.S., is up for sale. Alisa Roth has more on who's interested in buying.
Posted In: Wall Street

An economy Italy can't refuse

Scott Jagow | Oct 23, 2007
Mafia activity may be declining in the U.S., but in Italy it's a large part of the economy. Rome correspondent Megan Williams explains to Scott Jagow how mobsters are still exerting control.
Posted In: Crime, Economy, Jobs

Kick-starting NFL dreams in the U.K.

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 23, 2007
The Miami Dolphins and New York giants will play their first regular-season game at Wembley Stadium in London. Jeremy Hobson reports this could be a way to invite U.S. football overseas.
Posted In: Sports