The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to allow another 15,000 unskilled foreign workers on temporary H-2B visas

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to allow another 15,000 unskilled foreign workers on temporary H-2B visas

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it would provide businesses another 15,000 H-2B visas to bring low-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. this summer, offering a modest infusion to the popular program. The number of visas available each year for seasonal work is capped by statute at 66,000, evenly divided between the summer and → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Ireland overwhelmingly votes to legalize abortion

The Wall Street Journal: Ireland overwhelmingly votes to legalize abortion

DUBLIN—Ireland’s landslide vote in favor of allowing abortion revealed a country that has undergone a profound and rapid transformation from a conservative, deeply Catholic nation to an increasingly secular one that is steadily embracing the liberal mores of the rest of Europe. With counting in 37 of the 40 electoral districts completed Saturday, 67.3% of → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Chinese authorities expected to OK Qualcomm’s bid to buy NXP

The Wall Street Journal: Chinese authorities expected to OK Qualcomm’s bid to buy NXP

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm Inc.’s planned $44 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors NV in the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be another significant step toward easing frayed U.S.-China trade relations. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, which has been conducting the antitrust review, → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: North, South Korean leaders hold secret meeting to try and salvage U.S. summit

The Wall Street Journal: North, South Korean leaders hold secret meeting to try and salvage U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting at the demilitarized zone Saturday aimed at keeping inter-Korean relations, and a possible summit between Kim and President Donald Trump, on track. South Korea’s presidential office announced the two-hour meeting after it had wrapped up, saying the two leaders → Read More

Weekend Sip: A spoonful of sugar makes this 19th-Century gin go down

Weekend Sip: A spoonful of sugar makes this 19th-Century gin go down

The bottle: Citadelle Extremes No. 1 “No Mistake” Old Tom Gin, $55 The back story: As we head into summer, our thoughts turn to gin, the spirit with that dry, juniper-y bite that seems tailor-made for sipping in warm weather. But what if traditional gin is just a little too dry for one’s taste? As → Read More

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