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Financial industry leaders and policy experts addressed the thorny issue of migration in Europe after the Paris attacks during the Weathering the Global Storms: Perils and Possibilities panel discussion at CME Group’s 8th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference.

Nouriel Roubini, chairman and co-founder of Roubini Global Economics, pointed out that Europe’s economy benefits from migration in the long-term, though addressing integration and public apprehension remains challenging.[…] Continue Reading »

Editor’s note” Wednesday evening’s debates among the Republican candidates for President were hosted by CNBC – a financial news network on cable television. A transcript of the first debate is available at the Washington Post.

The first of the evening’s debates was among the Republican presidential candidates polling most poorly. On stage were Bobby Jindal, Lindsay Graham, George Pataki and Rick Santorum.[…] Continue Reading »

Sweeping immigration reform legislation being considered in Congress could bring about positive change for employers, in particular granting them access to deeper pools of talented foreign workers, said speakers at the SHRM 2013 annual conference in Chicago. However, the legislation could also introduce new dangers, and HR professionals should start taking stock of their workforces to determine the fees they could incur.[…] Continue Reading »

The election is over and we still have a divided Congress and impending “fiscal cliff.” So what can the construction industry expect during Congress’ lame-duck session, and next year? That was the topic of a conference call last week with members of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Post-election numbers show a slightly smaller Republican majority in the House and a slightly stronger Democratic majority in the Senate, said Jeff Shoaf, senior executive director of government and public affairs at AGC.[…] Continue Reading »

This year, Chipotle Mexican Grill learned firsthand the potential costs of immigration issues. Audits that started in Minnesota and spread to other markets led to the loss of about 500 workers because their documentation could not be verified, as Reuters and other news outlets reported.

Restaurants nationwide are potentially subject to Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits, but some states are taking it further to curb illegal immigration.[…] Continue Reading »