Some labor unions hope to gain membership from the millions of workers likely to become citizens under the bill while others are concerned about having to compete with guest workers who may not be afforded the same protections as their American counterparts.
With News Corp looking to buy Dow Jones, the New York Times has decided to look into the global business dealings of Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp.
It seems that Nigeria, a major exporter of oil, is on the verge of a general strike. If that occurs, expect gas prices to rise at the pump as oil futures soar. Just the threat of a strike has oil futures at a 9-month high.
Microsoft has some issues with the Election Law in New York State and is looking to make some changes through a massive lobbying effort.
A bill in congress, with bipartisan support, will look to increase Ethanol production in the U.S. to six times its current levels. This despite the fact that the diverting of corn into Ethanol production is already driving food prices higher at a rate faster than inflation.
A new report, created by BP, an oil company, released yesterday says that they believe there is enough oil to last 40 years at the current rate of consumption. The independent Oil Depletion Analysis Centre disagrees: They believe we could see peak production very soon.
Tuesday, president Bush went to the capitol to speak to Senate Republicans about the immigration bill. Now we have news that a bipartisan group of Senators are working to overhaul the legislation in hopes of getting it passed.
Under pressure from European leaders, Google is looking to change it's privacy policies to limit the amount of time it retains search data.
World demand for oil is rising faster than predicted, and world output is growing slower than predicted. The basic rules of supply and demand say that we're in for higher gas prices, maybe a lot higher.
North Carolina has fined a driver $1,000 for using vegetable oil to power is 1981 Mercedes. Their reason: not paying taxes on motor fuel.
There is a growing battle for the future of development in the U.S. That battle is over whether suburban sprawl should continue ever onward into the sunset or should we consider what anti-sprawl advocates call "Smart Growth."
In recent weeks, New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has put forth some astoundingly progressive proposals seeking to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.
As the reality sets in that new passport restrictions are seriously inconveniencing travelers this summer, the Bush Administration has temporarily suspended those restrictions. The suspension will last until the end of September and allows Americans to fly to and from Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean without a passport.
Early this morning, the Senate voted 49-48 to amend the legislation to put a five-year sunset on the guest worker program portion of the compromise. Given the uncertainty that would give employers who hire anyone but seasonal workers, it is the equivalent of removing the program.