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After a recession, here is the way things are supposed to work. As growth returns, employers gain some confidence and add jobs. As job openings rise, the number of people unemployed begins to fall. And, on balance, that's happening — both in...
Is this the year Washington finally tackles immigration reform? The bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators just released a proposal for "comprehensive immigration reform." But the "comprehensive immigration reform" on offer serves to legally deprive...
WASHINGTON — While much of the debate over immigration has focused on the fate of the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. without legal authorization, one of the biggest immediate impacts of the reform bill being prepared in the Senate would...
Nothing about the international response to North Korea's third nuclear test in February or subsequent provocations has been unreasonable. The crisis is entirely of Pyongyang's making. But it is possible that the hard-line approach taken by Washington,...
American companies are so eager to hire highly skilled foreign workers that a cap on new visas has been reached within a matter of days. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday that it has received more than 85,000 applications...
MCTSince the Boston terror attacks, an all-too-familiar mantra has re-emerged: American Muslims need more policing and increased surveillance. This demand, encouraged by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and many others, stems from a lack of understanding of the...
Tags: Russia, Caucasus, Afghanistan, Religious Conflicts, Central Asia
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren't adept at new technology. America's economy will suffer if schools don't step up their game. "A Nation at Risk," the report issued 30 years ago by...
Tags: Students, Russia, Barack Obama, Columbia University, Research
When long stretches of time pass without a terrorist incident, it's important that Americans and their government resist complacency. It's equally important, though, not to panic when an attack does occur. In its handling of alleged Boston Marathon bomber...
The chairmen of Congress' primary tax committees, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), have launched a bipartisan effort to reform our messy, inefficient federal tax law. They've agreed to look for ways to lower tax rates on both...
WASHINGTON — Britain and the Eurozone are steadfastly sticking to austerity measures despite increasing evidence that such action alone isn't working to revive their economies and is dragging down global growth. Such persistence, analysts said,...
A new report by a prominent Washington think tank shows Hartford's downtown lost more than 25,000 jobs between 2000 and 2010. Suburban jobs also slipped during the decade, just not as fast. The authors of the Brookings Institution report have an anti-...
Central Valley farmers, Southern California bankers and Silicon Valley executives have all struggled to find workers — and they say an outdated immigration policy has been to blame. They're all hoping that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
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