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anne b. ragde


Author's son: Mom slams e-book piracy but pirates songs

Anne B. Ragde, an award-winning Norwegian author, criticizes ebook piracy as theft. Sadly, her son reportedly reveals that she pirated 1,800 MP3 songs.

By December 13, 2010


Dim outlook for H-1B changes in this Congress?

Adviser to key Republican politician and other fans of the controversial temporary worker visas say politics likely to get in the way of increasing the annual cap soon.

By May 12, 2008


Firm fined $45,000 over alleged H-1B favoritism

Computer consulting firm placed ads that "expressly favored" temporary visa holders over U.S. citizens and other longer-term residents, says Justice Department.

By May 2, 2008


Republicans ramp up pressure for H-1B increase

They urge Democratic leaders to schedule vote on heightened cap within the next few months. Democrats say they're "committed" to granting that request, but timeline is unclear.

By April 21, 2008


H-1B update: Number of requests grew this year

Numbers from immigration officials show that more H-1B visas were requested during this year's application window than last year's, particularly for foreigners with advanced degrees.

By April 11, 2008


As expected, next year's H-1B visa limit met

Immigration officials say they've received more than enough petitions for the some 85,000 visas up for grabs. Now they'll do a random lottery to pick who gets them.

By April 8, 2008


Tech companies win small victory in H-1B push

New rule says select foreigners enrolled in training programs won't be forced to return home as soon, which may give them a better shot at obtaining visas to stay in the U.S.

By April 7, 2008


Congress is holding H-1B boost 'hostage,' says Oracle lobbyist

If the issue stays entangled with volatile debate over undocumented workers, high-tech companies' efforts to hire more foreigners through skilled worker visas are "toast," he says.

By March 26, 2008


New U.S. rule: One H-1B petition per foreigner

Concerned that some are gaming the system, immigration officials decree an end to duplicate applications that may boost a company's chances of getting coveted visas.

By March 20, 2008


House politicians propose 'emergency' H-1B hike

One bill would triple number of temporary work visas--from 65,000 to 195,000--in 2008 and 2009. Another would double them. Will either become law?

By March 14, 2008