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No match, no job

Aug 8, 2007
Any day now, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to unveil new rules requiring employers to fire workers whose Social Security numbers don't match their names. But critics say don't expect those workers to go home. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Labor union shops for a candidate

Aug 8, 2007
AFL-CIO leaders meet today to discuss the possible endorsement of a presidential candidate as early as this fall. The labor union is smaller this time around, but claims it'll carry a greater punch than ever. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Don't forget talking points, Congress

Aug 7, 2007
August recess begins this week, so lawmakers will be out and about back in their home states and the political spin doctors sent each and every one home with a packet full of things to talk about. Jill Barshay tells us what we can expect to hear.
Posted In: Washington
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More eavesdropping power on tap

Aug 6, 2007
A new law gives the White House greater power to eavesdrop U.S. residents communicating with terrorism suspects overseas. But President Bush wanted to give phone companies amnesty for past spying, and Congress didn't hand it over. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Tough new regs target SSN fraud

Aug 3, 2007
A crackdown on fraudulent Social Security numbers could be costly to illegal immigrants and employers who don't bother to verify documents. As Dan Grech reports, as many as four million workers risk getting fired.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Congress packing lots in before break

Aug 3, 2007
August recess is scheduled to begin tomorrow so lawmakers this week have been scrambling to put some bills to the president's desk before they leave town. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's on the agenda.
Posted In: Washington
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Mexico bordering on a new philosophy

Aug 2, 2007
While the U.S. wrestles over illegal immigration, a similar debate is occurring in Mexico over its southern border with Guatemala. But instead of building fences, Mexico's Congress may decriminalize the act and just send offenders home. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico
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House approves lobbyist reform

Jul 31, 2007
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.
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New restaurant labor law on NYC's table

Jul 31, 2007
Most New York City restaurants depend on low-wage workers, often immigrants who are easier to mistreat. So the city council will consider a bill that would put labor law violations on par with health code infractions. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration, New York
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Auction could change wireless game

Jul 30, 2007
The FCC will soon announce the rules behind its auction of the broadcast spectrum. Lisa Napoli reports that the way the auction goes could have a big impact on the U.S. mobile industry.

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