An estimated 11 million immigrants are living illegally in the U.S. That could change if Congress approves immigration reform, now making its way on the Hill. The Senate has a bill developed by a bipartisan group of eight including Republican John McCain of Arizona and Democrat Michael Bennett of Colorado that would put undocumented immigrants on a 13-year path to U.S
Prospects for the pharmaceuticals industry look good for 2013 thanks to an increase in drug approvals and growth in emerging markets. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Vincent Boland consider what's in store for the sector in the year ahead.
FT manufacturing editor Peter Marsh visits the wing factory of Airbus/EADS at Broughton in north Wales. There he learns how the factory works on a process of continuous innovation in technology, and he assesses the impact on skills and jobs across the UK. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit www.ft.com/video
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The Lex team's Richard Stovin-Bradford and Julia Grindell discuss whether the call by a leading US congress committee to investigate Huawei Technologies, the world's second-largest network equipment vendor, is about national security or protectionism.
Alec Russell, news editor, talks to Helen Zille, leader of South African opposition Democratic Alliance, about the recent social unrest connected with the mining industry and the outlook for the economy as a whole.
The proposed merger between BAE and EADS has many details that are not pinned down. Lex's Julia Grindell and Vincent Boland discuss the difficulties faced in agreeing these details in one of the most complex merger deals since the financial crisis.
Former British Defense Secretary Liam Fox has urged the government to consider leaving the European Union (EU), unless the body rebalances its relationship with London . ''Britain's destiny is not a debating issue for leaders on the continent,” Fox said, adding that Brussels exerts undue influence on UK government policies. "It must be made in Britain." Fox’s comments will likely add pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron who is expected to address parliament on last week’s EU summit
Italy’s right-wing Northern League party has elected Roberto Maroni as its new leader, replacing Umberto Bossi, who was forced to resign under a corruption scandal. A former Interior minister, Maroni vowed to "clean up" the party, which was a coalition partner in the former government of Silvio Berlusconi and is now the biggest opposition party in parliament.