KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-6-21

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This week we offer a mix of articles discussing US Immigration reform, Social Security and the Foreign Exchange Market.

Two Ways US Immigration Reform Could Affect Canadians ( Immigration reform is a big story south of the border right now.Over the next several weeks, Congress will debate S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” a sweeping proposal for reforming the U.S. immigration system…

Smart Moves to Boost Social Security( Until recently, the conventional wisdom was that total lifetime benefits for someone with average life expectancy would be the same whether the beneficiary took a smaller benefit at 62 or a larger benefit at 70. But a growing body of research shows that, even when one’s life span is shorter than average, it may pay to delay for at least a couple of years past the early retirement age of 62…

Price Benchmarks Said To Be Rigged in the Foreign Exchange Market( at some of the world’s biggest banks have manipulated the WM/Reuters foreign exchange rates used as benchmarks to set the value of trillions of dollars of investments, according to five people with knowledge of the practice. Bank employees have been trading ahead of client orders—a practice known as front-running—and rigging the rates by pushing through trades before and during the 60-second window when the benchmarks are set, say the five, current and former traders who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. Dealers colluded with counterparts at different firms to boost chances of moving the rates, say two of the people…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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