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H1B Visa: 5 Things to Know About Trump’s Proposed Reform

Feb 1, 2017, 1:21 pm EDT

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on a proposed reform to the H1B visa.

The H1B visa is a work visa that allows companies in the United States to bring in employees from overseas. It is often used by tech companies that are searching for employees with special skills that may be hard to find in the United States.

Here are a few things to know about the possible reform for the H1B visa. Read 

New US Postal Rates for 2017: Forever Stamps Cost 49 Cents (Again)

Jan 30, 2017, 3:37 pm EDT

US postal rates have risen for the first time since 2015.

Forever stamps will go back to an old price at 49 cents from previous prices of 47 cents to send one, marking a rise that is being ordered due to growing gas prices, as well as higher maintenance costs and rising wages.

However, mailing a postcard, international letters and additional weight will all weigh the same in the new year. The price rise is in effect as of Sunday. Forever stamps can be used whenever you’d like as they last forever, but the price does not remain the same, which means that if you bought the product in advanced, it is worth more now. Read 

Viber Offers Free Calls to Countries Affected by Trump Travel Ban

Jan 30, 2017, 12:31 pm EDT

Viber, a  mobile app for making calls, is offering free calls to countries hit by President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Viber is allowing free calls from the United States to all landline and mobile numbers in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The company announced this with a post on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR).”

“We connect people – no matter where they’re from. Calls to any landline or mobile between 🇺🇸 and 🇱🇾 🇸🇩 🇸🇾 🇮🇶 🇮🇷 🇾🇪 🇸🇴are now free,” Viber said in the Tweet. Read 

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) CEO Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Jan 30, 2017, 11:16 am EDT

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz is promising to hire 10,000 refugees.

The Starbucks Corporation CEO said that the company will be hiring 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries around the world that it operates in. Schultz notes that the effort will begin in the United States. This will have SBUX hiring refugees that worked as interpreters and support personnel for U.S. troops.

Starbucks Corporation says that it will hire the 10,000 refugees over the course of five years. The coffee company will be working with its equity market employees, as well as its joint venture and licensed market partners, to complete this task. Read 

March for Life 2017: 8 Things to Know

Jan 27, 2017, 1:55 pm EDT

March for Life celebrates its 43rd annual event this year with pro-life supporters collecting in Washington D.C. today.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the March for Life today telling that crowd that “Life is winning in America and today is a celebration in that progress.” He also called attendees to make sure the movement was known for its love and compassion, instead of confrontation.

Here are a few things to know about March for Life 2017. Read 

7 Trump Executive Orders Making Headlines

Jan 26, 2017, 8:19 pm EDT

There are plenty of Donald Trump executive orders that have already been signed. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (Modified)

The newly-elected U.S. president has only been the leader for less than a week and he has already signed 15 or so executive orders. Here are seven you should know about:

    One of the most recent moves by the Republican is an order to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico that would keep immigrants out to be erected immediately. Many of these Trump executive orders target immigrants, including a law to ramp up deportations, as well as blocking federal grants from “sanctuary” cities that seek to aid illegal immigrants. The POTUS signed an order for faster deadlines for environmental approval regarding “high priority” infrastructure projects. The withdrawal of the U.S. from all Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Trump added that federal dollars cannot be used to provide abortion services. Two orders speed up approval of the Dakota Access and Keystone Oil pipelines. Another order allows agency heads to waives requirements of the Affordable Care Act to the “maximum extent permitted by law.”

The opinions contained in this column are solely those of the writer.
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