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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is planning to roll out new proposals that would change the kind of jobs H-1B workers can do, what their relationship with their employers must look like, and how much employers must pay them, according to a letter from USCIS Director Francis Cissna to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

Big picture: This administration has already increased scrutiny for employers who send H1-B workers to third-party worksites. H-1B critics believe these employers take advantage of the visa and steal jobs from U.S. workers. By redefining "specialty occupation" and "employer-employee relationship," USCIS will likely make it more difficult for companies to obtain H-1Bs, particularly outsourcing companies.

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Kaine, Collins' censure resolution seeks to bar Trump from holding office again

Sen. Tim Kaine (center) and Sen. Susan Collins (right). Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via Getty Images

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are forging ahead with a draft proposal to censure former President Trump, and are considering introducing the resolution on the Senate floor next week.

Why it matters: Senators are looking for a way to condemn Trump on the record as it becomes increasingly unlikely Democrats will obtain the 17 Republican votes needed to gain a conviction, Axios Alayna Treene writes. "I think it’s important for the Senate's leadership to understand that there are alternatives," Kaine told CNN on Wednesday.

Stark reminder for America's corporate leaders

Rosalind "Roz" Brewer is about to become only the second Black woman to permanently lead a Fortune 500 company. She starts as Walgreens CEO on March 15.

Why it matters: It's a stark reminder of how far corporate America's top decision-makers have to go during an unprecedented push by politicians, employees and even a stock exchange to diversify their top ranks.

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Apple's quarterly sales top $100 billion for first time

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Spurred by strong sales of the latest iPhones, Apple reported it took in a record $111 billion in revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, as the company crushed expectations.

Why it matters: The move showed even a pandemic didn't dull demand for Apple's latest smartphones.

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