Obama’s Immigration Actions Neglect Business Pleas | Triblive

With congressional Republicans vowing to try to overturn Obama’s executive actions, full-throated backing from the business community could have provided some insulation for the administration. Instead, a number of business leaders were lukewarm in their public remarks. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said in a statement that aexecutive actions cannot adequately fix our broken immigration system, and they raise important legal and constitutional questions.a Among the other business-specific changes the administration made: aDirected expanded use of a anational interest waivera that allows green cards to foreigners with exceptional abilities. aAnnounced a new program to allow inventors, researchers and startup founders to stay in the U.S.
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Obama calls Mexican president to discuss immigration action – Washington Times

President Barack Obama on immigration issues. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) more > By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Wednesday, November 26, 2014 President Obama spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Wednesday about Mr. Obamas granting of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, and the White House said both men pledged to stop more immigrants coming from Central America. President Obama and President Pena Nieto reaffirmed the commitment of both countries to work together in Central America to help address the underlying factors driving migration from the region to Mexico and the United States and deter migrant smuggling, including the smuggling of unaccompanied children, the White House said. The presidents also pledged to work together to combat organized crime and promote improved security and justice for our citizens, the statement said. Mr.
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Biden defends immigration in (visit) Irish op-ed | Election 2014 – Home

Quick Clicks Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas… Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s, Biden wrote: “The history of the journey of this country has always been the promise that anything is possible.” At the ire of Congressional Republicans, Obama took steps last week that would allow up to five million immigrants who came to the United States illegally to stay in the country temporarily. Biden said the failure of Congress to pass comprehensive reform “left President Obama with a choice”: take action or “sit by as families are torn apart and our economic horizons are diminished.” The vice president, who hasn’t ruled out a 2016 presidential bid, said the executive actions are a “strong step forward” and “consistent with the values that built this nation.” Copyright 2014 by CNN NewSource . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers – CNN.com

RELATED: Obama: ‘No sympathy for violence in Ferguson One called Obama’s claim that his immigration policies are focused on deporting felons, not families, “a lie.” Another said it’s “not just Republicans” who have called undocumented immigrants felons. Obama told the protesters it “doesn’t make sense to yell at me right now,” given his immigration action last week. “What you’re not paying attention to is, I just took an action to change the law,” he said as the crowd applauded. The interruptions continued, with Obama saying at one point that he’s “not going to be able to have a conversation with each of you separately” and later that they should “just sit down.” “Nobody’s removing you. I’ve heard you. But you’ve got to listen to me, too,” he said.
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Obama To Hold Border Crisis Meeting In Texas : Npr

The meeting comes as Obama faces pressure to visit the border while he’s in Texas this week to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates. The White House has resisted the calls largely from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the tens of thousands of children arriving from Central America. Among those calling for Obama to visit the border is Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett sent Perry a letter inviting him to Wednesday’s meeting in Dallas.
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The administration has also said it wants Congress to give officials more authorities to process the children faster. But the president is also receiving criticism from immigration activists, who have long urged Mr. Obama to reduce the number of deportations of illegal immigrants already in the country. The president is expected this summer to announce steps he will take to moderate deportation policies, especially in cases where the deportations separate established families. Watch: Immigration protests in California

White House seeking $3.7 billion in immigration funds

The White House is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in immigration funds to deal with the child border crisis, reports CNBC’s John Harwood.

The immediate question of a meeting with Mr. Perry also highlighted the sensitive nature of the public relations decisions facing the White House in the student loan forgiveness act a situation like this.
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Obama to Meet Texas Governor Perry on Immigration Crisis – Bloomberg

He said Tuesday he doesn’t accept the results of the fraudulent vote. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the process of judging the fraud allegations must be allowed to conclude. “The preliminary results are not final or authoritative and may not predict the final outcome,” he said. It is unusual for a U.S. president to speak to foreign political candidates during an election, but Obama thought it was important to reach out given the seriousness of the situation and the U.S.
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Obama Urges Restraint For Israel, Palestinians : NPR

The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas, Jarrett wrote in a letter to Perry. Obama will be in Texas for political fundraisers in Dallas and Austin. Perry had earlier dismissed an invitation to meet Obama on the tarmac in Austin, the state capital. He instead suggested a private meeting on the surge of children and adults illegally crossing U.S. border, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. Obama and Perry will join faith leaders and state and local officials tomorrow in Dallas to discuss the migrant crisis on the border and how best to contain it.
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Obama Intervenes In Afghan Presidential Election : NPR

Obama’s comments, published in Hebrew, Arabic and English, reflected growing U.S. concern about tit-for-tat violence spiraling out of control as the fragile situation in Israel appears to deteriorate. After dozens of rockets rained on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military on Tuesday launched an offensive operation including airstrikes that Palestinians said injured at least nine. Israel authorized the mobilization of some 1,500 military reservists in an escalation that evoked uneasy memories of Israel’s other incursions into the Hamas-controlled coastal strip. After the bodies of the three Israelis were discovered, Obama issued a brief written statement, but hasn’t spoken about the situation publicly.
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Emerging Markets-emerging Stocks Lifted By Japan Stimulus Jolt – Yahoo Finance

Stocks Experiencing Choppy Trading, Dow Boosted By Visa – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

“Overall we are through this uncertainty we have seen two weeks ago,” Christensen said. The upbeat mood was supported by U.S. GDP data on Thursday showing a surge in third quarter economic growth and Ukraine, Russia and the EU clinching a deal that will see Moscow resume vital gas deliveries to its neighbour in return for payments funded in part by Kiev’s Western creditors. In Russia, where investors nervously awaited the outcome of a central bank meeting, the dollar-based RTS index traded flat while the rouble-denominated MICEX index powered up 1.2 percent with both were on track for large weekly gains after ending the previous seven days in the red. Following a roller-coaster ride on Thursday, which saw the rouble gain as much as 5 percent, the currency weakened 1.5 percent against the dollar in early trading.
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US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia – Yahoo Finance

While the French CAC 40 Index is up by 2.1 percent, the German DAX Index is up by 1.9 percent and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index is up by 1.1 percent. In commodities trading, crude oil futures are sliding $1.02 to $80.10 a barrel after falling by $1.08 to $81.12 a barrel on Thursday. An ounce of gold is currently trading at $1,165.70, down $32.90 from the previous session’s close of $1,198.60. On Thursday, gold slumped $26.30.
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Stocks May Open Sharply Higher On Bank Of Japan Decision – U.S. Commentary

The S&P 500 has also edged up 4.31 points or 0.2 percent to 1,986.61, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq is down 5.64 points or 0.1 percent at 4,543.58. The lackluster performance on Wall Street comes after the major averages ended the previous session modestly lower following the Fed’s monetary policy announcement. While the Fed brought an end to its asset purchase program as anticipated, the central bank’s statement was seen as more hawkish than many expected. In a somewhat surprising move, the Fed said labor market indicators suggest “underutilization of labor resources is gradually diminishing” after previously warning about persistent slack in the labor market.
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Tricky October Ends With A Treat For Stocks – Forbes

stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,012 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average http://www.todayhotstocks.com rose 148 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,346. The Nasdaq composite rose 67 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,633.
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Right around then a pair of Bear Stearns hedge funds imploded in the first tremors of the financial crisis, but I swear the recession isn’t my fault. Armed with only a basic knowledge of Wall Street at the start, after a few thousand stories I’ve got a pretty good handle on this business. My contributions to the Forbes brand don’t end when I leave the office either: I’m also a two-time MVP of the Forbes .400 softball team. Tips, story ideas, criticism, questions?
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Stocks Surge After Bank Of Japan Takes Stimulus Baton From Fed – Forbes

Stocks up on GDP, earnings | New Hampshire Business

The Dow was up overover 150points and hit to an intraday record of 17,381. The S&P 500 added 19 points, or 1%, touching a record 2,015 and the Nasdaq surged 62 points, or blog url 1.4%. These gains pad returns for what has been a very choppyOctober, with markets roiled over volatility amidconcernsabout Ebola, ISIS and sluggish global growth. Japans Nikkei rallied almost 5% after the BoJ upped the size of its annual asset-buying program to 80 trillion yen (more than $700 billion).
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Analysts cited mutual funds purchases of the best performing stocks for the run in those sectors, as funds close their books for the year at the end of this month. Healthcare and utilities are both up nearly 20 percent year-to-date. Healthcare also got a boost by Bristol-Myers Squibb, up 8.9 percent to $58.98 after results from an experimental clinical trial on a lung cancer drug were encouraging. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, beating expectations.
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Stocks Rally, Finish Week Higher as Bank of Japan Raises Stimulus Program – NASDAQ.com

After voting to add another trillion yen to the Japanese economy to battle lingering deflationary pressures, Japan’s central bank kicked off a global equity rally that fueled a near 5% gain in the Nikkei and a roughly 2% gain across Europe. The rally spilled into the U.S. where equities were already poised for a positive end to a tumultuous week thanks to upbeat earnings from Exxon Mobile ( XOM ), GoPro ( GPRO ), and LinkedIn ( LNKD ). The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
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STOCKS FALL AFTER THE FED ENDS QE: Here’s What You Need To Know – Yahoo Finance

Energy, semiconductor, and trucking stocks has also come under pressure on the day, with energy stocks moving lower along with the price of crude oil. Other Markets In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed performance during trading on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index advanced by 0.7 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell by 0.5 percent. The major European markets have all turned higher over the course of the session.
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Stocks Experiencing Choppy Trading, Dow Boosted By Visa – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

In an email following the Fed’s announcement, Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG, said he thinks the Fed could raise rates sooner than expected given the strength in the labor market. 2. Following the announcement, markets sold off, but regained most of those losses and finished slightly lower on the day. The dollar, however, staged a big rally after the announcement, gaining against the yen, the euro, and the pound. 3. In stock news, Facebook was a big loser on Wednesday, falling more than 6% after saying on its Tuesday earnings conference call that 2015 would be a year of investment for the company with expenses expected to rise 50%-70% during the year.
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Midday Index, Etf Option Volumes – Yahoo Finance

More than 1.8 million options have traded in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (:SPY), with 960,000 puts. Next up is the S&P 500 Index (:SPX) at 708,000, including 390,000 calls. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note ( VXX ) and the CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) both just top the 100,000 mark, and both have about 65,000 calls. More From optionMONSTER
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Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 03, 2014 – NASDAQ.com

A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 07, 2014. This marks the 3rd year that VCLT the same dividend. The previous trading day’s last sale of VCLT was $91.32, representing a -3.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $95.07 and a 12.57% increase over the 52 week low of $81.12. For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VCLT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.
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Notable ETF Outflow Detected – VAW, LYB, PX, FCX – NASDAQ.com

Watch the video of Does Money check this out Lingo Make Your Head Spin? Heres What It Really Means on MoneyTalksNews.com. Compound interest Compound interest is interest thats earned and added to an account balance so that the interest, too, earns interest. Compounding speeds up earnings because, as your account balance grows, each new interest payment is based on a larger amount.
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Does Money Lingo Make Your Head Spin? Here’s What It Really Means – Yahoo Finance

Among the largest underlying components of ITB, in trading today D.R. Horton Inc. (Symbol: DHI) is up about 0.6%, PulteGroup, Inc. (Symbol: PHM) is up about 0.3%, and NVR Inc. (Symbol: NVR) is lower by about 0.3%.
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Noteworthy ETF Outflows: ITB, DHI, PHM, NVR – NASDAQ.com

Among the largest underlying components of VAW, in trading today LyondellBasell Industries NV (Symbol: LYB) is up about 0.2%, Praxair, Inc. (Symbol: PX) is up about 1%, and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) is higher by about 0.1%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of VAW, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VAW’s low point in its 52 week range is $95.73 per share, with $114.25 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $107.65. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”.
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