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U.S.-Mexico illegal immigration down

Oct 29, 2007
Homeland Security is projecting much smaller numbers of illegal Mexican immigrants than last year. Alisa Roth reports the decrease might not just be due to a harder-working border patrol.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Rangel offers massive tax-reform bill

Oct 25, 2007
The Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charles Rangel, has introduced a tax-reform bill that would lower taxes for 91 million families and overhaul the entire tax code to the tune of almost a trillion dollars. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Farm bill feeds legislative battle

Oct 24, 2007
The five-year renewal of the farm bill is before a Senate committee, loaded with almost $300 billion in subsidies and programs. And once again it's stirring debate over the government's role in putting food on the table. John Dimsdale reports.

Closing the 'Enron loophole'

Oct 24, 2007
Congress wants to prevent inflated natural gas prices from investment manipulation, along the lines of what happened with hedge-fund Amaranth. But some say the government shouldn't have to look so closely over investors' shoulders. Amy Scott reports.

New standards for mortgage lenders

Oct 24, 2007
The House is considering a bill that would set new standards for lending practices in hopes of eradicating issues that caused mortgage crisis. Jeremy Hobson has more.

Blue Card: Don't leave home without it?

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

Blue is the new Green card

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

EPA makes California fume

Oct 22, 2007
California state officials are getting impatient with the Environmental Protection Agency over regulating greenhouse gas rules. So Governor Schwarzenegger has threated to sue if a decision isn't made by midnight. Sarah Gardner has more.

Poor people supporting poorer people

Oct 17, 2007
A new study offers compelling evidence the labor market has gone global. Roughly 150 million people have left their homes and taken jobs abroad, and they send billions of dollars back home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Utilities seek emissions 'safety valve'

Oct 17, 2007
The latest version of a "cap and trade" plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is set to be introduced in the Senate. Big utility companies are petitioning the Senate for special relief. Sarah Gardner reports.

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