Top News: Car-to-Car Communication, Eroding of the Middle Class, and Immigration Reform and Business

“Feds to Decide on Car-to-Car Communications”

Federal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety.

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“The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.”

In Manhattan, the upscale clothing retailer Barneys will replace the bankrupt discounter Loehmann’s, whose Chelsea store closes in a few weeks. Across the country, Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants are struggling, while fine-dining chains like Capital Grille are thriving. And at General Electric, the increase in demand for high-end dishwashers and refrigerators dwarfs sales growth of mass-market models.

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“How Immigration Reform is Shaping up to Affect Entrepreneurs, Business Owners”

Republicans and Democrats in Congress remain worlds apart on most of the items on the president’s agenda this year — but when it comes to overhauling the nation’s immigration rules, they seem to have found some common ground this past week.

And if the talks become bills and those bills become law, based on the areas in which the two sides currently agree, business owners could be in store for significant changes to the way they can recruit and hire new workers.

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