Feb 7, 2017

02/07/2017: One reg in, two regs out

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While President Donald Trump's travel ban is in court this afternoon, Republican senators put forward another immigration proposal to cut the number of immigrant visas in half over a decade. We'll look at what that reduction in unskilled immigrant workers will do to the economy. Then: Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, Pennsylvania, but employers say they can't find enough skilled workers. Plus, we'll look at GM's earnings and Trump's one-reg-in-two-regs-out executive order.

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Brooklyn and Berlin partner up to drive tech growth

Feb 7, 2017
The cities connect to boost innovation and their emerging tech startup scenes.
New Lab, a space for startups located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, Pennsylvania

Feb 7, 2017
Employers and educators join forces to build a new pipeline of skilled workers.
Benjamin Eckenrode, 18, is taking advanced manufacturing courses at Reading Area Community College while still in high school.
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What will it take to throw out two regulations for every new one?

Feb 7, 2017
Despite President Donald Trump's order, rolling back the more-established rules won't be easy.
US President Donald Trump chats with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017. 

 
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Republicans pitch an immigration bill focused on jobs

Feb 7, 2017
The legislation would slash green cards and visas for extended families of U.S. citizens.

GM announces record profit share for its workers. Where does it go from here?

Feb 7, 2017
General Motors has announced record earnings of $12.5 billion last year. The company’s 52,000 hourly workers will take home profit-sharing checks of as much as $12,000. It’s an impressive feat, considering where the company was less than a decade ago. But the car company is not resting on its laurels. Stories You Might Like When […]

Who cares how much the boss makes?

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Feb 7, 2017
One measure of the Dodd-Frank Act that looks set to be diluted or disapparated: the rule that requires companies to disclose how much more the CEO makes than the workers. Some observers worry about this, but how much do workers really care? Stories You Might Like When immigrants come to the U.S., investments often follow […]

Workers are increasingly distracted by politics on social media

Feb 7, 2017
A survey found that reading online posts and talking with co-workers is eating up a lot of time.
A survey found that most full-time workers are spending two to three hours at work reading political posts on social media.
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While President Donald Trump’s travel ban is in court this afternoon, Republican senators put forward another immigration proposal to cut the number of immigrant visas in half over a decade. We’ll look at what that reduction in unskilled immigrant workers will do to the economy. Then: Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, Pennsylvania, but employers say they can’t find enough skilled workers. Plus, we’ll look at GM’s earnings and Trump’s one-reg-in-two-regs-out executive order.

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Hey Ma Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zeekey, Toya
C.R.E.A.M. Wu-Tang Clan
Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams