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Judge abolishes Trump-era restrictions on visas for skilled foreign workers

A federal judge on Wednesday permanently abolished Trump-era changes to H-1B visa rules that businesses and universities complained would make it harder to hire and recruit highly skilled foreign workers and students. ... Read more»

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In-person workers are slow to return to jobs, data shows

Most states have not regained the jobs they lost during the pandemic, and though some employers are paying higher wages or offering other incentives to lure back workers, but that may not be enough if employees to return.... Read more»

GOP governors' cutoff of COVID benefits hits hard in rural America

In at least 22 states, federal unemployment assistance is being retracted by Republican governors who plan to end the pandemic-related benefits as early as June, yet economists say cutting off federal aid affects people’s livelihoods—especially for people of color and residents of rural areas saddled with slow job growth, lackluster transportation options and limited opportunities.... Read more»

Ducey touts success closing labor ‘skills gap’ to nat'l audience

Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona’s strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce.... Read more»

Ex-Rep. Shadegg pushes for immigration reform

Former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg called for fellow Republicans in the House to move forward with immigration legislation, saying reform would benefit the economy and create jobs. ... Read more»

CEOs, ambassadors discuss business goals for U.S. and Mexico

The time has come for an “elevated discussion” on the future of business relations between the United States and Mexico, including improvements to the border, according to a panel of business leaders and ambassadors from both countries.... Read more»

Top U.S. corporations funneled $185 million to political nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, unleash a flood of corporate money directly into elections. ... Read more»

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

Key opponents of gun control and proponents of immigration reform invested unprecedented amounts lobbying Congress this spring, bucking a downward trend among many of the nation’s largest companies and nonprofits,newly released records show.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Flake hits Carmona on tobacco holdings

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and the GOP state Senate candidate in LD9, Tyler Mott; plus attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

G-20 summit

Mexico invited to join trade pact talk

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Mexico has officially been invited to enter into discussions over an emerging free-trade pact after being left out of the initial dialogue.... Read more»

Factcheck

U.S. Chamber continues to mislead on health care law

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s latest onslaught of television ads continues to miseducate voters about the potential impact of the health care law.... Read more»

Factcheck

GOP's 'job-killing' whopper on health care law, again

The exaggerated Republican claim that the new health care law "kills jobs" was high on our list of the "Whoppers of 2011." But the facts haven't stopped Republicans and their allies from making an overblown "job-killing" claim a major theme of campaign 2012.... Read more»

Analysis

How our health care system cripples small business

Want to be an entrepreneur but also be certain you’ll have health insurance? Good luck with that. Many of America’s best and brightest are locked in soul-killing corporate jobs because of this country’s employer-based health care system.... Read more»

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Chamber outlines 'Steps to a 21st Century U.S.-Mexico Border'

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce laid out a coordinated border plan Wednesday that calls for combined improvements in infrastructure, security, immigration policies and trade, instead of the current piecemeal approach.... Read more»

SEC rules offer generous bounties to whistleblowers

In setback for corporate lobbyists, whistleblowers can take tips to government investigators first.... Read more»

Analysis

Corporate lobbyists hold sway over judicial nominations

Many of the best legal scholars and judges in the country who are up for federal court positions are being painted in poor light, putting fair decisions at risk.... Read more»

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