Business and labor leaders are close to resolving a dispute over visas for low-skilled foreign workers as lawmakers draft a broad revision of U.S. immigration laws, a Democratic senator involved in the discussions said.
The AFL-CIO is seeking to exempt industries with high unemployment rates such as construction from a new worker-visa program that is complicating bipartisan talks on a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws.
The Obama administration and 11 states will join an effort to crack down on companies such as homebuilders, hotels and restaurants that classify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime.
Mother Jones, the magazine that published a secretly-made tape of Mitt Romney’s May remarks to donors, released another video yesterday that shows the Republican nominee in 1985 characterizing Bain Capital LLC as a partnership created to invest in companies, help manage them and “harvest them at a significant profit.”
Roger Clemens, the pitcher who won more than 350 games and struck out more than 4,600 batters in a 24-year Major League Baseball career, was found not guilty of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were snubbed in voting for baseball’s Hall of Fame, adding the game’s two most-decorated players to the list of retired stars bypassed because of links to performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa, whose record-setting Major League Baseball careers were shadowed by accusations of performance-enhancing drug use, are on the sport’s Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.
The Republican victories in Congress mean U.S. companies from Goldman Sachs Group Inc . to WellPoint Inc . may be able to weaken or block what they consider President Barack Obama ’s anti-business policies on health care, the environment, taxes and financial reform.