Federal immigration reform is probably dead for now thanks to election-year politics. Meanwhile, state and local governments have been taking matters into their own hands, passing laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Which in turn impacts local businesses, as Mitchell Hartman reports.
Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for $1.4 billion. That move expands Southwest's reach to more than 100 markets, and gives them a hub at the world's busiest airport -- Atlanta. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about why this move is a big deal.
Newspapers have had a tough go of it. According to a new survey, only about a quarter of Americans read a daily newspaper made of paper. Nearly half say they got their news digitally. The decline of the daily is good for the environment, right? Fewer newspapers equal fewer dead trees. Adriene Hill reports it's not quite that easy.
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
As political races heat up around the country, a number of incumbents are getting set to finish their terms come January. One of them is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. With his recent appearance in "The Expendables," is a return to Hollywood in the cards? April Dembosky reports.
President Obama will sign a small business tax incentive bill designed to create new jobs. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about what's included in the bill and whether individual workers will see any new benefits because of it.
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