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The future of U.S. caregiving: High demand, scarce workers

August 3, 2017 (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters) By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – If you are hovering around retirement age today, you will be closing in on your eighties in the year 2030. With any luck, you will be healthy and mobile – but imagine for a moment that you are not. Let’s say a debilitating illness requires that you receive care in a nursing home. It is an unsettling future to imagine. But now ask yourself this – who will…

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Businesses warn UK over freedom of movement as Brexit talks begin: think tanks

June 18, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should ensure that employers retain access to both skilled and unskilled workers from the European Union as it begins talks to leave the bloc or there is a risk of damaging UK businesses, a research report by two think tanks said on Monday. With Britain’s negotiations on the terms of its departure from the EU set to begin on Monday, the country risks skills shortages and losing business if it ends freedom of movement without a new plan for attracting workers, the report…

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Fed should be cautious on further rate hikes, Kaplan says

June 16, 2017 By Ann Saphir DALLAS (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve should be cautious about any further interest-rate hikes, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Friday, just two days after he voted with the majority of his colleagues to raise rates for the second time this year. “We should be very careful about raising rates and we should do it patiently and carefully,” Kaplan said at a meeting of the Park Cities Rotary Club in Dallas, adding that he will need to see improvements in inflation, which…

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Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump’s immigration efforts

May 23, 2017 By Chris Kenning CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he was not worried about the “One Chicago” campaign upsetting the Trump administration. Starting this week, signs will appear at more than 200 locations including digital billboards, trains and newspaper racks with photos of Chicago immigrants highlighting…

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Seattle sues Trump administration over threat to ‘sanctuary’ cities

March 29, 2017 By Tom James SEATTLE (Reuters) – The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities,” arguing it amounted to unconstitutional federal coercion. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told reporters the Constitution forbade the federal government from pressuring cities, “yet that is exactly what the president’s order does. Once again, this new administration has decided to bully.” “Things like grants helping us with child sex trafficking are not connected to immigration,” Murray said, adding:…

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Police union warns Trump ‘sanctuary city’ cuts could risk safety

March 29, 2017 By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant “sanctuary cities,” the union’s director told Reuters after a White House meeting. In a move that concerned the Fraternal Order of Police, one of Trump’s biggest supporters in the 2016 election campaign, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that the Justice Department would restrict grants to…

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Dollar off recent highs ahead of expected Fed rate hike

March 15, 2017 TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar wobbled in a narrow range in Asian trading on Wednesday, as investors waited anxiously to see what clues the U.S. Federal Reserve would soon reveal on its monetary policy outlook. With the futures market pricing in more than a 90 percent chance that it would raise interest rates, investors’ main focus turned to what the Fed’s statement on Wednesday will say about the pace of hikes this year. “With a rate increase already priced in, we will be watching to see whether…

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Trump administration sends judges to immigration detention centers: sources

March 10, 2017 By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday. The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for…

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Mexico opens migrant defense centers at U.S. consulates

March 4, 2017 (Reuters) – Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray exhorted the U.S. government to respect the rights of Mexicans and called for the United States to allow a path to legality for undocumented migrants. “We are not promoting illegality,” Videgaray said, according to a video of an event at the Mexican consulate in New…

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Trump’s immigration opening falls flat with key audience: Democrats

March 2, 2017 By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s signal of a new openness to immigration reform in a speech to the U.S. Congress did little to win over Democrats who would be essential to revamping the nation’s immigration laws. Any goodwill Trump may have sparked with his mention of a chance for “real and positive immigration reform” in Tuesday’s speech, his first to a joint session of Congress, was soon dashed by rhetoric that Democrats said tarred and misrepresented most immigrants. “The speech he gave was…

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