NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, led by big gains in technology companies after Microsoft turned in a strong quarter.
Visa and MasterCard also joined the rally in technology Friday, and several other companies also surged on strong earnings. Consol Energy jumped along with the price of natural gas.
4. American Express to trim $1 billion in expenses - Friday, January 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express plans to trim $1 billion in expenses over the next two years as it deals with the impact of the strong dollar and fierce competition for its cardholders.
Its fourth-quarter profit declined 38 percent from a year ago, and its shares dropped 4 percent in after-hours trading.5. Refugees, higher education, privatization on tap for new session - Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
“I’m not advocating that. I am advocating a little bit more accountability and closer review of the funding,” says Yager, a Kingston Republican who chaired a December joint meeting of Senate and House State and Local Government committees.6. Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama - Friday, December 18, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ended its chaotic year on a surprising note of bipartisan unity and productivity Friday, overwhelmingly approving a massive 2016 tax and spending package and sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.7. Corker says Visa waivers a bigger risk than refugees - Friday, December 18, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he believes the nation needs to stop admitting Syrian refugees until security problems are solved, but the nation’s “bigger risk” in letting terrorists slip into the country lies with the nation’s Visa Waiver Program.8. SE Asia creates economic community, but challenges remain - Friday, November 20, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thirteen years after mooting the idea, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than both the European Union and North America, and one that hopes to compete with China and India.9. Apple Pay expands as it vies for broader acceptance - Friday, November 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's year-old mobile-payments service is expanding to more countries, banks and merchants, as it faces growing competition and some challenges before it becomes as commonplace as plastic cards.10. US stocks climb, building on a big gain in October - Friday, October 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher, led by gains in the energy and health care sectors.
Chevron jumped 4.5 percent Monday, the biggest gain in the Dow Jones industrial average. Pfizer was close behind with an increase of 3.7 percent.
11. Events - Friday, August 21, 2015
Boost Your Business Nashville. A boot camp-style event to help the region’s small businesses grow. Facebook is teaming with other small business advocates – Mailchimp, Shopify, Visa and Zenefits – as well as author and small business marketing expert Mari Smith. The event will include a keynote from Facebook’s director of small business, Jonathan Czaja, a panel featuring local small businesses and breakout sessions led by Facebook, Mailchimp, and Shopify. Two sessions today: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-5:30 p.m. $25. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., Nashville. Information: https://boostyourbusiness-nashville.eventfarm.com12. Poll shows few in US have received credit cards with chips - Friday, August 07, 2015
Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans still have not received their new cards and only a small minority are using the chips at all, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.13. Appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit over ATM fees - Friday, July 31, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing MasterCard, Visa and three major banks of illegally fixing ATM prices at the expense of consumers.
The federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that a group of consumers and independent ATM operators could pursue antitrust claims against the companies.14. Harbison takes office as TBA president - Friday, July 10, 2015
Nashville lawyer William L. “Bill” Harbison has been installed as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Harbison was elected vice president in 2013 and served in that role during the 2013-2014 bar year. He served as president-elect during the 2014-2015 bar year.15. Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features - Friday, June 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
That could change later this year when three leading tech companies are promising to give shoppers more reasons to use "digital wallets."16. Why World Cup sponsors aren't bailing out - Friday, June 05, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — How much scandal is too much scandal? With billions of dollars at stake and few other ways to tap into the global love of soccer, FIFA sponsors like Adidas, Coke and McDonald's are likely to hang onto their marketing deals and try to weather the scandal that has tarnished soccer's governing body.17. Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship - Friday, May 22, 2015
LONDON (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.18. US stocks jump the most since March following hiring gains - Friday, May 08, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market had its best day in two months Friday following encouraging news about the job market.
The surge was enough to push two of the three major indexes to gains for the week.
19. Students not giving up on tuition equality - Friday, May 01, 2015
Tennessee students without citizenship say they’ll continue the battle for in-state tuition in 2016 after a measure to help them overcome the financial hurdle of out-of-state tuition barely failed on the House floor.20. Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and 3.2 percent in five days. The Standard & Poor's 500 and Nasdaq composite closed at record highs.21. After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher - Friday, April 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.22. An ‘epiphany’ for legislators on in-state tuition - Friday, April 17, 2015
Tina Sharma grew up in Tennessee, graduated from Martin Luther King High School in Nashville and enrolled at Belmont University. She calls the Volunteer State home.
But Tennessee doesn’t exactly return that love to Sharma and thousands of other students whose parents entered the United States illegally years ago when they were small children.23. New scoring system aims to help people with poor credit - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — People struggling with a bad credit score, or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard.
The company behind the widely-used FICO credit score announced Thursday a pilot program to help millions of Americans get easier access to credit, based on their record of paying utility bills, instead of their history of loan repayments.24. AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it - Friday, March 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it."25. US stocks drift down, giving back some gains - Friday, March 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed down in early Thursday trading, giving up some of its gains from the day before. Another plunge in oil prices yanked Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies down.26. Obama calls for effort to boost high-tech training, hiring - Friday, March 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.27. Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average - Friday, March 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another victory of sorts for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the aged, but venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday28. Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa - Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.
The deal is subject to Citi buying the company's co-branded credit card portfolio, Costco said.29. Q&A: US government eases Cuba travel restrictions - Friday, January 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are one step closer to being able to vacation in Cuba, but don't pack your bathing suit and sunscreen just yet.
A new set of government regulations takes effect Friday, severely loosening travel and trade restrictions that have been in place for 54 years. The rules follow President Barack Obama's announcement last month of a reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the communist island. Only Congress can fully remove the embargo but it is up to the administration to enforce — or turn a blind eye — to the travel ban.30. Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses - Friday, November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.31. How prepaid cards work and why Feds are watching - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Prepaid cards allow users to store and spend their money without tying themselves to a traditional bank. Now regulators want many of the protections that cover bank accounts expanded to this product.32. US stocks turn higher in afternoon trading - Friday, October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.33. Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success - Friday, October 24, 2014
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.34. US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years - Friday, October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe's economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able to get back to basics. Wall Street is in the midst of one of the busiest times of the year, when companies report their quarterly results. Ultimately what drives stock prices higher is the potential for a company to earn more, so higher profits generally mean higher stock prices.35. Embracing immigrants with open arms - Friday, October 24, 2014
Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.
“Immigration is obviously a sensitive issue and people get passionate about it, but I think Nashville has benefited a great deal from the fact that it’s become more diverse, benefitted a great deal from the influx of new immigrants, and I think that our rise to prominence and our increased prosperity, is actually linked to that,’’ says Mayor Karl Dean, who recently created the Mayor’s Office for New Americans [MONA].36. Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split? - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.
Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field must be consolidated, either by PayPal buying up smaller rivals or by merging with another major player.37. Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.38. Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower - Friday, July 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.
Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half of the year was looking more troubled than originally expected. The cautious outlook from two companies so heavily exposed to consumer spending spooked investors, causing the stock market to fall at the open and remain lower throughout the day.
39. US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.40. Court: Children older than 21 go to back of visa line - Friday, June 06, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children who waited for years with their parents to obtain visas still have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21.41. 5 things to know about Apple's stock split - Friday, June 06, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company's technological wizardry.
Monday marked Apple's first stock split in nine years, a move designed to make it more affordable to buy shares of the iPhone and iPad maker.
42. Ukraine jitters push crude oil above $100 - Friday, May 09, 2014
The price of oil rose above $100 a barrel on Monday amid renewed tensions over Ukraine.
Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery gained 60 cents to $100.59 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.43. China's Alibaba seeks blockbuster IPO in US - Friday, May 02, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba Group, the king of e-commerce in China, is dangling a deal that could turn into one of the biggest IPOs in history.
In a long-awaited move Tuesday, Alibaba filed for an initial public offering of stock in the U.S. that could surpass the $16 billion that Facebook and its early investors raised in the social networking company's IPO two years ago.
44. Stocks are mixed amid earnings, economy reports - Friday, April 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings, a survey on manufacturing and news on the U.S. job market. Satellite TV company Dish gained on reports that AT&T had approached the company about a merger.45. Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties - Friday, April 11, 2014
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.46. Joy, frustration go with Arroyo's immigration practice - Friday, February 28, 2014
For Mabel Arroyo, immigration law is deeply satisfying both professionally and personally. Arroyo is a shareholder at Baker Donelson and one of the city’s best-known immigration attorneys.
Her reputation is such that her name is often passed around the immigrant community as a person who can help get things done, even though her current work for Baker Donelson falls under corporate labor law and mostly deals with professionals who are sponsored by their employers and in legal work status.47. Successful career a ‘team effort’ for Hildebrand, her daughter - Friday, February 28, 2014
When Wendee Hilderbrand reflects on being a single parent throughout college, law school and a high-powered career at a top law firm, she doesn’t wonder how she managed.
She can’t imagine any other way.48. Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban - Friday, February 14, 2014
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock.49. US stocks move higher, helped by Facebook, GDP - Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were sharply higher Thursday, erasing most of Wednesday's losses, as investors cheered strong earnings from Facebook and an encouraging report that the U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.50. Stocks mostly lower on weak earnings; UPS slips - Friday, January 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Weak earnings from big U.S. companies are nudging the stock market lower.
United Parcel Service, General Electric and others issued disappointing results or forecasts.
51. Bitcoin payments take Flyte: Online currency gains a foothold here as popular restaurant, other businesses cash in - Friday, December 27, 2013
When Flyte World Dining announced it would be add Bitcoin as a payment option, there were two responses: Tech types were intrigued, and everyone else wondered “what’s a Bitcoin?”
Those in the latter group can be forgiven since that very question was among Google’s top searches of 2013.52. Answers to questions about the Target data breach - Friday, December 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.
53. Fury and frustration over Target data breach - Friday, December 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.
Angry Target customers expressed their displeasure in comments on the company's Facebook page. Some even threatened to stop shopping at the store. Target apologized on Facebook and said it's working hard to resolve the problem and is adding more workers to field calls and help solve website issues.
54. Answers to questions about the Target data breach - Friday, December 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.55. Target: 40M card accounts might be breached - Friday, December 13, 2013
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.
56. US stocks edge lower on mixed earnings - Friday, October 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were edging lower on Wall Street Thursday, keeping the market's big gain for October in check, as investors assessed some mix earnings reports.
The stock market climbed to a record high this month even after a 16-day partial government shutdown and the threat of a U.S. debt default. While the shutdown hurt consumer confidence and pared economic growth, it ensured that the Federal Reserve kept up its economic stimulus effort.
57. Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs - Friday, September 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital. Workers at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs wouldn't be around to process visa and passport applications, complicating the travel plans of hundreds of thousands.58. Stocks fall on concern about economy, budget fight - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns about the strength of the economy and the potential for a budget fight in Washington pushed down the stock market Monday.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell for a third straight day.
59. Music, gaming industries sounds alarm on piracy - Friday, September 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.60. Dow average adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa - Friday, September 06, 2013
The Dow Jones industrial average is swapping Bank of America for Goldman Sachs and also replacing Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa in a six-company shake up of the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market.61. Stocks rise as Syria conflict looks less likely - Friday, September 06, 2013
Stocks rose and oil prices fell Tuesday as the risk that the U.S. would attack Syria appeared to fade.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its sixth straight gain, the longest winning streak since July.
62. Immigration bill knot: 'Special' citizenship path - Friday, August 30, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.63. Tooth Fairy inflation: Price of a tooth nears $4 - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change.
Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year's rate of $3 a tooth, according to a new survey by payment processor Visa Inc., released Friday. That's a 42 percent spike from the $2.60 per tooth that the Tooth Fairy gave in 2011.64. Facebook to test mobile payments service - Friday, August 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.65. High-profile task force backs path to citizenship - Friday, August 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-profile bipartisan task force chaired by former governors and Cabinet secretaries endorsed eventual citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of a package of recommendations Thursday.66. Mississippi car company's big plans haven't come to fruition - Friday, August 09, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.67. Businesses call for action on immigration - Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of leading business groups and GOP donors called for action on immigration legislation Tuesday, seeking to increase pressure on the House GOP as lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for a five-week summer recess.68. Waiting for Bernanke, stocks plod indecisively - Friday, July 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — On the stock market Tuesday, it felt like late-summer inertia had already set in.
U.S. stocks wandered between the tiniest of gains and losses before closing mixed. Traders were indecisive as companies reported disparate earnings news, and many were disinclined to make any big moves before getting direction from the Federal Reserve, which is scheduled to release an updated policy statement Wednesday.
69. Boehner calls out Rep. King on immigration insult - Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday elevated his criticism of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King over King's suggestion that many immigrants in the country illegally are drug runners, calling the comments "deeply offensive and wrong."70. 4 Russians, 1 Ukrainian charged in massive hacking - Friday, July 26, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, stealing and selling at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, resulting in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars.71. Stocks are mixed in midday trading - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing results from PulteGroup, D.R. Horton and other home builders left major stock indexes with only tiny gains in midday trading. Technology stocks rose after Facebook soared past analysts' earnings estimates.72. Grim Caterpillar outlook tugs stocks mostly lower - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar, the world's largest construction equipment company, tugged the stock market lower Wednesday.
The meager drop gave the stock market two consecutive days of losses, the first time that's happened all month.
73. Millions more immigrants under the Senate bill - Friday, July 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America's workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant kitchens and rural fields.74. Senate immigration bill would remake economy - Friday, July 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America's workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest, bringing more immigrants into numerous sectors of the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant kitchens and rural fields.75. Immigration focus on House after Senate OKs bill - Friday, June 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with Mexico.76. Senate passage of immigration bill on track - Friday, June 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare.
A final vote in the Senate on Thursday or Friday would send the issue to the House, where conservative Republicans in the majority oppose citizenship for anyone living in the country illegally.77. Key vote on immigration set in Senate - Friday, June 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate headed Monday for a crucial test vote on White House-backed immigration legislation offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions and pouring new technology and manpower into the border.78. INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there's a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it's more sinister: The push by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.79. High-tech companies push for more in immigration bill - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate. Labor unions said the Silicon Valley had already gotten enough in the legislation and further changes risked chipping away at protections for U.S. workers.80. US immigration bill could slow Indian outsourcers - Friday, April 19, 2013
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multibillion dollar industry that for years has skated over criticism it was eliminating white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market.81. Bipartisan bill would remake immigration system - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes under a bipartisan Senate bill that puts a new focus on prospective immigrants' merit and employment potential, while seeking to end illegal immigration once and for all by creating legal avenues for workers to come here.82. Lawmakers ready to unveil immigration deal - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
The so-called Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed legislation on Tuesday. Even before the measure gets its first public airing, its authors were defending the program that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million individuals in this country who came illegally or overstayed their visit.83. Senator: Ag growers largely agree on immigration - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture growers have signed off on the major elements of a new program to bring farm workers to the U.S., a key senator said Thursday, moving a major immigration bill a step closer to passage.84. Tentative farm workers deal in immigration talks - Friday, April 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached between agriculture workers and growers, a key senator said Tuesday, smoothing the way for a landmark immigration bill to be released within a week.85. Employers eager for new foreign worker program - Friday, April 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing.86. Senators to add high-tech visas, dispute details - Friday, April 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators finalizing a massive immigration bill are arguing over plans to boost visas for high-tech workers, Senate aides and industry officials say, with disputes flaring over how best to punish companies that train workers here only to ship them overseas.87. Immigration bill envisions new farm worker program - Friday, March 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation taking shape in the Senate will aim to overhaul the nation's agriculture worker program to create a steady supply of labor for farmers and growers, who rely more than any other industry on workers who have come to the country illegally.88. High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply - Friday, March 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies.89. Immigration deal at hand, focus turns to details - Friday, March 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty — and keep their parties' political flanks mollified.90. Obama: Immigration bill could pass by summer - Friday, March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed for swift action on a sweeping immigration bill Wednesday, saying last-minute obstacles are "resolvable" and predicting Congress could pass historic legislation by the end of the summer.91. Labor, business agree to principles on immigration - Friday, February 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on the principles of a key priority for a comprehensive immigration bill: a new system to bring lower-skilled workers to the U.S.92. Obama offering immigration plan as backup - Friday, February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is downplaying its draft immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don't come up with an overhaul of their own. It won't be necessary, Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are telling the Obama administration.93. FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech - Friday, February 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.94. GOP decries looming 'regulatory cliff' in new term - Friday, December 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the "fiscal cliff" of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a "regulatory cliff" that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.95. Election over, administration unleashes new rules - Friday, December 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the "fiscal cliff" of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a "regulatory cliff" that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.96. House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visas - Friday, November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House vote to offer permanent residency to foreign students graduating with advanced degrees in science and math from U.S. colleges and universities is setting the stage for a bigger battle next year on how to redesign the nation's flawed immigration system.97. Treasurer distributes Financial Football game - Friday, November 30, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Middle and high schools across Tennessee are getting copies of a computer game designed as a fun way to improve financial literacy.
According to a news release from state Treasurer David Lillard's office, the Financial Football game has players answer financial questions in order to move their teams down the field and score. The questions test students' knowledge of things like budget planning, saving, spending and investing.98. House to vote on bill normalizing Russian trade - Friday, November 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to remove a Cold War obstacle to trade with Russia that has stymied American exporters seeking to take advantage of Russia's newly liberalized trade practices.99. Titans' Locker launches financial football game - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker and the Tennessee treasurer will be teaching Nashville high school kids a new educational video game and curriculum called Financial Football.100. Judge: Woman should get $1.1M, pursue 'U visa' - Friday, September 21, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville woman who won a lawsuit against the Davidson County Sheriff's Office for being shackled by deputies during labor should be awarded $1.1 million and also be allowed to pursue a visa reserved for crime victims, a federal judge ruled Thursday.