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  • 6/30/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 23 meeting in Chicago.
  • 5/11/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Business administration professor Deepak Somaya says even when companies are sophisticated about how to generate and capture value from their former employees, they overlook the value of competitive intelligence on their competitors’ alumni and how those ex-employees might, in turn, affect their bottom line.
  • 5/5/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois College of Business will launch an online-only Master of Business Administration degree program, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 3/24/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.
  • 3/19/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important “lever of influence,” says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.
  • 3/5/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that large-scale foreign aid programs can backfire and actually exacerbate violence in some long-running conflicts.
  • 2/20/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    No sector of the economy was left unscathed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009 but whose aftereffects continue to linger today.
  • 2/18/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families.
  • 1/21/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting – and not just as a mere e-reader or laptop replacement, according to new research from a team of University of Illinois experts in business and e-learning.
  • 1/20/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Just like physical assets, a company’s organizational knowledge can depreciate over time. According to a paper co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management, “organizational depreciation” can mute the effects of a company’s quality performance initiatives, suggesting that mitigating those effects is essential to sustaining and enhancing quality performance in supply chains.
  • 10/30/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    In spite of the broad scientific consensus about its existence, global warming remains a contentious public policy issue. Yet it’s also an issue that requires a public consensus to support policies that might curb or counteract it.
  • 10/27/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A new paper co-authored by a pair of University of Illinois economists says increasing resource misallocation in Portugal contributed to at least 15 years of sluggish economic growth – a conclusion that also could explain the poor economic performance of similar peripheral European Union countries in the lead-up to the eurozone crisis of 2009.
  • 10/20/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in financial reporting and financial statement analysis, less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects of the reports, potentially leading them to make unintended judgments about the company.
  • 9/30/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    In the American South, race has been shown in numerous studies to play a role in municipal annexation decisions: predominantly white municipalities were less likely to extend the city limits to include adjacent areas with a higher percentage of African-American residents, according to prior studies. But how are annexation decisions made in the Midwest, where an increase in immigration has resulted in an uptick in the Hispanic population? That’s the question two University of Illinois researchers set out to answer.
  • 9/29/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Academic research associations should found their own nonprofit journals to avoid the substantially higher subscription rates of commercial publishers, says U. of I. finance professor Don Fullerton.

  • 9/18/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely.
  • 8/28/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    States with right-to-work laws “free ride” on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert.
  • 8/20/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    New research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in urban economics indicates that tax benefits for housing, including the ever-popular mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction, are not as distortionary as previous research and some prominent critics suggest.
  • 7/29/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    As the collegiate sports world awaits a federal judge’s ruling in O’Bannon v. NCAA, the sport’s governing body ought to be prepared to lose, as trial courts in the 9th Circuit are more “player-friendly” than trial courts in all other circuits, according to a statistical analysis from a University of Illinois expert in labor relations and collective bargaining in athletics.
  • 7/23/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Self-focus plays an important role in how consumers make decisions, says new research from business professor Ravi Mehta.

  • 7/14/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    The phenomenon of "boomerang employees" is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

  • 6/17/2014Phil Ciciora writer Phil Ciciora by Phil Ciciora published by Phil Ciciora
    Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 6/2/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll.

  • 4/22/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Time is running out to avert severe global damage from climate change, says Don Fullerton, a finance professor and co-author of a chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report.

  • 4/21/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Mutual funds are more likely to oppose a firm’s management when they are "locked-in" to a position that would otherwise trigger a capital gains tax for their investors, says research co-written by Scott Weisbenner, the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

  • 4/7/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    A labor dispute serves the NCAA’s interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

  • 3/19/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 per hour would stimulate the state economy but not have much of an effect on employment, according to a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.
  • 3/19/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.
  • 2/27/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Madhu Viswanathan, the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at Illinois, is the author of “Subsistence Marketplaces,” an e-book that focuses on the intersection of poverty and marketplaces.

  • 2/14/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Efforts to increase the use of workplace support programs for employees may be hindered by the impression that doing undermines job security, says research co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

  • 1/21/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Cultural sensitivity and a holistic approach to individuals are necessary qualities for executives working abroad, says Anupam Agrawal, a professor of business administration at Illinois.

  • 1/15/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    The lack of contact between firms at either end of a supply chain prevents companies from gaining efficiencies in costs, design and materials, says Anupam Agrawal, a professor of business administration at Illinois.

  • 1/2/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Repealing the state of Illinois' prevailing wage law would not result in any significant savings for taxpayers or the state, says a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.

  • 11/25/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Materialism makes negative outcomes even worse, according to research co-written by Aric Rindfleisch, the John M. Jones Professor of Marketing in the College of Business.

  • 9/24/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown says that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal pension insurance agency that steps in when private-sector employers with underfunded defined-benefit plans go bankrupt, is facing a financial shortfall.

  • 9/10/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    Round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the state of Illinois, says John Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy.

  • 8/13/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Firms shouldn't follow a "one-size-fits-all-markets" approach when evaluating and managing the performance of a brand, says forthcoming research from Raj Echambadi, a professor of business administration at Illinois.
  • 7/17/2013Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Thanks to a new $2 million investment, a drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is on the road to human clinical trials. The compound, known as PAC-1, has so far proven safe and has promising anti-cancer effects in cell culture, in mouse models of cancer and in pet dogs with spontaneously occurring lymphomas and osteosarcomas.
  • 7/9/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The Illinois economy hasn't rebounded fast enough to reach pre-recessionary levels of output, wages and employment, according to a new study from Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.
  • 5/9/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Budget and pension woes in the state of Illinois are inextricably linked to giveaways to Big Gambling, says emeritus professor John Kindt, a leading national gambling critic.
  • 4/29/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Well-intentioned policies to make achieving tenure more family-friendly actually have negative consequences for the salaries of college faculty, says a study co-written by University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Amit Kramer.
  • 4/22/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Manufacturing using common components can actually reduce product line cannibalization, a finding that could allow firms to improve profits, says research by Dilip Chhajed and Yunchuan Frank Liu, professors of business administration at Illinois.
  • 4/18/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administration at Illinois, says companies with employees located around the globe can mitigate their isolation by taking a relationship-based approach in the form of a leader-member exchange.
  • 4/9/2013Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    The quality of the social relationships that newly hired people develop with other employees in their work groups is critical to newcomers job satisfaction, learning their responsibilities and their ability to fit in to the workplace culture, a new study suggests.
  • 3/28/2013Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldnt afford, lured in part by lenders pushing subprime mortgages. Real estate values escalated, and when the bubble burst, buyers were left owing more than their homes were worth.
  • 3/28/2013Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor
    Although they share some important similarities, religious organizations, such as churches, that file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection differ from small business debtors in two significant ways they seek to preserve the going-concern value of the organizations themselves, and their members are more integral to their successful reorganizations, says a new study by a University of Illinois law professor.
  • 3/13/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Brenna Ellison, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics, says the combination of a symbol and a numeric calorie count on a menu is the most effective way to influence patrons to select lower-calorie items.
  • 3/11/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    State and local government workers in Illinois are a relative bargain compared with their private sector counterparts, according to a new study from Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.
  • 2/27/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    University of Illinois emeritus professor John W. Kindt warns that Internet gambling through social media sites, already enormously popular outside of the U.S., could lead not only to an entire new generation exposed to gambling at an early age, but also to greater worries for the economy.
  • 2/6/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Using compensation data from 290 chief executives at large U.S. firms over an 11-year period, Taekjin Shin, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois, shows that firms that trumpet how much they value shareholders actually pay their CEOs more, regardless of the quality of their performance.
  • 1/24/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Yunchuan "Frank" Liu, a professor of business administration, says a retailers optimal store layout is driven by an incentive to balance the shopping process of uncertain consumers and the pricing behavior of upstream suppliers.
  • 1/10/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    High-frequency stock trading leads to an increase in order cancelation but little else of value to investors and the public, says research co-written by University of Illinois business professor Mao Ye, left, and graduate students Chen Yao, center, and Jiading Gai.
  • 1/9/2013Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    While businesses have typically viewed the news media as a megaphone for publicity, they have not viewed it as an influential stakeholder capable of shaping the strategic decisions of key executives, says Michael K. Bednar, a professor of business administration at Illinois.
  • 12/17/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    University of Illinois emeritus professor John W. Kindt says the proposed legislation that would de-criminalize Internet gambling could facilitate money laundering by terrorists and organized crime.
  • 11/27/2012Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    While it might be hard to imagine in the midst of the ad-soaked holiday season, there was a time in the 1930s when advertising faced fierce opposition from the public. Then came World War II, and everything changed, says Inger Stole.
  • 11/14/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Frontline employees will commit to improving their organization if they perceive a high degree of autonomy in their jobs and trust their leaders, says research Gopesh Anand and Dilip Chhajed, professors of business administration at Illinois.
  • 10/29/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    According to research from Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois who studies work and family relations, employees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict.
  • 10/18/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    In The Young Professional's Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares, C. K. Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business administration, shows young working professionals how to steer clear of all the traps, trouble and temptations that come with transitioning into a working adult.
  • 10/16/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The car wash industry that operates year-round in Chicago is rife with wage and hour law violations, occupational health and safety hazards, and poor overall working conditions, according to research from Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.
  • 10/1/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A little-publicized amendment to the Illinois Constitution on this Novembers ballot could have a big impact for the pensions and health care of state workers if Illinois voters approve it, says John Kindt, a professor emeritus of business and legal policy at Illinois.
  • 9/17/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Dan Bernhardt, the IBE Distinguished Professor of Economics at Illinois, says rehabilitation incentives are maximized when the lengths of prison sentences are neither too short, nor too long.
  • 8/6/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Estimating the distribution of voter preferences and the extent of policy divergence between the candidates platforms, economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn are able to separate observed changes in voter behavior into those driven by voter radicalization versus those due to increased policy differences between the two parties.
  • 8/1/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The male response to depictions of ideal masculinity in advertising is typically a negative one, which has implications for advertisers and marketers targeting the increasingly fragmented male consumer demographic, according to research co-authored by Cele Otnes, a University of Illinois professor of advertising and of business administration.
  • 7/30/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Clara Xiaoling Chen, a professor of accountancy at Illinois, is the co-author of a study that found that wage premiums can play a role in reducing employee theft and fostering ethical norms within an organization.
  • 7/9/2012Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor
    Consumers may revel in the convenience of online shopping, but the low prices on the Internet are often accompanied by even lower product quality, warns new research co-written by a University of Illinois business professor.
  • 7/5/2012Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor
    Joseph Martocchio, a University of Illinois professor of labor and employment relations, has been named interim dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at the July board meeting in Chicago.
  • 5/31/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The threat of hunger among senior citizens in the U.S. is a growing crisis that will likely lead to additional public health challenges, according to research by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen.
  • 5/29/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The tendency of operational routines to move toward a state of higher entropy is an organizational reality, says Gopesh Anand, a professor of business administration.
  • 5/24/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Don Fullerton, a finance professor and former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, says the fear of any one country raising its own costs of production through a carbon tax, and thus making itself less competitive with its neighbors, is somewhat unfounded.
  • 5/14/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Ambient background noise turns out to be an important factor affecting creative cognition among consumers, according to research from Ravi Mehta, a professor of business administration at Illinois.
  • 5/2/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Using wetland habitat conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region as a case study, applied economists Amy W. Ando and Mindy L. Mallory demonstrated that adapting a theory from the world of finance could help to optimize conservation activities in the region.
  • 5/1/2012
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April.
  • 4/12/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A new study co-authored by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, and Xiaoguang Chen, of the U. of I. Energy Biosciences Institute, quantifies the role that factors such as economies of scale and learning-by-doing played in reducing the processing costs of corn ethanol.
  • 4/9/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The claim that Chicago public school teachers arent working enough hours during the school day are unwarranted at best and intellectually dishonest at worst, according to research from University of Illinois labor experts Robert Bruno and Steven Ashby.
  • 3/30/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Keith T. Darcy, the executive director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, will deliver the Leighton Lecture on ethics and leadership on Monday (April 2) at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/29/2012Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern writer Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern by Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern published by Cailun Gangi, New Bureau intern
    Two executives from BP will be guest speakers April 4 (Wednesday) at the University of Illinois and will lead an interactive session about the need for clear and concise business communications. They also will talk about professional responsibility, ethics and compliance issues in a corporate environment.
  • 3/26/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    M. Teresa Cardador, a professor of labor and employment relations, says viewing work as a calling can be a fulfilling path, but it also can be a rocky road that leads to high sacrifice and personal strain.
  • 3/19/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A hybrid retirement plan, which combines elements of a pension-style defined benefit plan with a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan, could potentially save the state billions of dollars over time while also providing a baseline of guaranteed retirement income that cannot be outlived, say University of Illinois professors Jeffrey R. Brown and Robert F. Rich.
  • 3/12/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The unwritten story of the BP disaster and subsequent $7.8 billion settlement is the complete and utter failure of strategic management, and what underlies that problem are mercenary chief executives and the culture of greed that has festered on Wall Street over the past three decades, says John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy at Illinois.
  • 3/7/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Kevin Warsh, the former chief liaison to Wall Street for the Federal Reserve System, is scheduled to be at the University of Illinois on Monday (March 12) to give a talk about the financial crisis.
  • 3/5/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The principles of sustainability need not be at odds with a classic education in business, since environmental and poverty issues will likely be among the biggest challenges for tomorrows leaders of industry, according to published research from Madhu Viswanathan, a professor of business administration at Illinois.
  • 2/29/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Advertisements that use a repetition-break plot structure generate more favorable brand attitudes and greater purchase intentions from consumers, as well as more plaudits from industry peers, says Jeffrey Loewenstein, a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/28/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Aric Rindfleisch has been appointed head of the department of business administration and the J.M. Jones Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 2/21/2012Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Companies that want to motivate workers to use electronic-based or digital training programs need to make training modules fun and stimulating whenever they can, and offer extrinsic incentives, such as wage increases and user support, when employees need extra enticement, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/9/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations, says a tax-increment finance program that can equally serve to bolster both the city of Chicagos economic development and the needs of public school children is not likely to arise from the current approach to the issue.
  • 2/8/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Jon S. Davis has been appointed head of the department of accountancy and the R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
  • 1/19/2012Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    An outright ban on junk food advertising aimed at children would be more effective than the current industry-led ban, according to research by University of Illinois economist Kathy Baylis.
  • 1/9/2012Sharita Forrest, News Editor writer Sharita Forrest, News Editor by Sharita Forrest, News Editor published by Sharita Forrest, News Editor
    Families that have high amounts of unsecured debt, such as outstanding credit card balances and payday loans, diminish their childrens prospects of attending or graduating from college, according to a new study by social work professors Min Zhan at the University of Illinois and Michael Sherraden, the founder of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 12/6/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Tatyana Deryugina, a lecturer of finance in the College of Business, says one way to limit the amount of money the federal government doles out to repair damage would be to mandate disaster-prone areas pay "FEMA premiums."
  • 11/29/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Michael J. Shaw, a professor of business administration and expert in e-business strategy and information technology management, says businesses need to adapt to the new reality that cloud computing is not merely the next Silicon Valley dot-com bubble.
  • 11/28/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Wilma B. Liebman, the former head of the National Labor Relations Board, will be the featured speaker of the annual Derber Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) in the Wagner Education Center of the School of Labor and Employment Relations Building, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.
  • 11/14/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Instead of increasing income taxes on its citizens, the cash-strapped state of Illinois should look to dramatically raise casino licensing fees, which are conservatively calculated to be worth between $250 and $500 million apiece, says John Kindt, a leading national gambling critic.
  • 11/11/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A program established by a University of Illinois business professor looks to generate interest in higher education for underrepresented local high school students.
  • 9/8/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The increasing complexity of multi-invention technologies such as laptops and smartphones raises serious challenges for firms looking to cash in with the next big thing, and points to a need for businesses to integrate their patent and business strategies, according to research by business professor Deepak Somaya, a patent strategy expert.
  • 8/15/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Consumers with close ties to a brand respond to negative information about the beloved brand as they do to personal failure they experience it as a threat to their self-image, according to a new study by Tiffany Barnett White, a professor of business administration at Illinois.
  • 7/21/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Social safety net programs that reduce psychosocial stressors for low-income families also ultimately lead to a reduction in childhood obesity, according to research by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen.
  • 7/21/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Elizabeth T. Powers, a professor of economics and faculty member of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Illinois, says that a government-sponsored wage-subsidy program could reduce the churn of low-wage caregivers through group homes by one-third.
  • 3/31/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Don Fullerton, a finance professor and former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, says the real, inflation-adjusted price of a gallon of gas has barely budged over the past five decades.
  • 3/17/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    The state of Illinois needs to get serious and create a fiscally sustainable pension-reform plan, warns University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown.
  • 3/16/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    For consumers who plunk down their hard-earned dollars on products of questionable utility like the ShamWow, the Snuggie or the latest fad, Pajama Jeans, it's all in the eye of beholder, says a University of Illinois marketing expert.
  • 3/8/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Jasmijn Bol, a professor of accountancy at Illinois, says workplace management innovations diffuse gradually through employee social networks, since their usefulness is not immediately apparent to some would-be early adopters.
  • 3/4/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A forum exploring public sector workers and collective bargaining rights will take place Wednesday (March 9) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 43 of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.
  • 3/2/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth in the private sector.
  • 2/21/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Finance professor Don Fullerton says using revenue from pollution taxes to lessen its regressiveness on low-wage workers is not enough to offset higher commodity prices and shrunken real wages.
  • 2/16/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.
  • 1/10/2011Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Yunchuan "Frank" Liu, professor of business administration, says outsourcing tends to soften the competition among industry rivals, resulting in consumers paying artificially higher prices for goods.
  • 12/10/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The recently announced seven-year moratorium on offshore drilling is yet another example of the short-sightedness of the U.S. Department of the Interior, says John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy at Illinois and expert on marine pollution.
  • 12/6/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The flurry of recent smart phone patent suits is being driven by technology companies eager to capitalize on the speed and expertise of the U.S. International Trade Commission, says a University of Illinois patent strategy expert Deepak Somaya.
  • 12/6/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The lame-duck Congress may be the last chance for the current Democratic majority to slip through legislation legalizing online gambling, a move that could have dire consequences for communities and the economy, a leading national gambling critic warns.
  • 10/19/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Cultures nurture different views of what is desirable and meaningful to do with power, according to new research by University of Illinois marketing expert Sharon Shavitt.
  • 10/5/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    When the economy sours, small firms seeking credit tend to face higher costs of financing, leading them to reinvest their profits before they pay off creditors,says U. of I. finance professor Murillo Campello.
  • 10/5/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Three nationally known experts will discuss the future of financial regulation in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • 9/8/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    The U.S. economy is experiencing anemic growth, yet businesses are sitting on a mountain of cash worth nearly $2 trillion, according to Federal Reserve estimates. But this trend is nothing new for firms, who have been steadily increasing their cash holdings over the past three decades, a University of Illinois business professor says.
  • 9/7/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    A University of Illinois economist says consumers and investors concerned about the specter of deflation looming over an already bleak economic landscape should relax for the time being, at least.
  • 9/2/2010Phil Ciciora, News Editor writer Phil Ciciora, News Editor by Phil Ciciora, News Editor published by Phil Ciciora, News Editor
    Wilma B. Liebman, chair of the National Labor Relations Board, will be one of four keynote speakers at the 39th Center for Human Resource Management roundtable Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, Chicago.
  • 8/9/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Legalizing online poker and other Internet betting would be a high-stakes loser for the still-sputtering U.S. and global economies, a leading national gambling critic warns.
  • 8/2/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Businesses that look only at age to bridge generational gaps among workers risk losing knowledge to retirements, higher turnover and other productivity-clogging problems, new University of Illinois research has found.
  • 7/28/2010
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.
  • 7/8/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Whats the bottom line for consumers if Congress approves a mammoth, 2,300-page bill hailed as the most sweeping reform of the nations financial system since the Great Depression? I think consumers should pump one fist for joy and shake the other in anger, said University of Illinois law professor Robert Lawless, a consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.
  • 7/7/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Businesses make an impression when they sing Happy Birthday to customers or cook up entrees right at diners tables, but the impressions not always a good one, new research led by a University of Illinois marketing expert has found.
  • 7/1/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Business touches virtually every line of work, from high-stakes dealing on Wall Street to managing payroll and supplies for local street-repair crews. A new book co-written by a University of Illinois expert provides a wide-ranging overview of the business world, offering quick-read lessons to guide people looking for a crash course as well as those who just need to brush up.
  • 6/24/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Price spikes for gasoline, grain and other commodities could be magnified if lawmakers curb speculative trading in futures markets, according to a new study released today in conjunction with this weekends G20 summit.
  • 6/16/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Firing off e-mails and cueing up videoconferences get work done fast, but not necessarily well, research by a University of Illinois business leadership expert found.
  • 6/9/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown has been elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.
  • 6/4/2010Jan Dennis writer Jan Dennis by Jan Dennis published by Jan Dennis
    University of Illinois finance professor Murillo Campello has been named a rising star in finance by a panel of scholars from the nations top business schools.
  • 5/21/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should fuel a renewed push for safety, not less offshore drilling, according to a University of Illinois expert who wrote a six-volume book series on marine pollution.
  • 5/19/2010Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    African cowpea farmers, Indian street vendors, Peruvian llama farmers and many others will benefit from a new interactive, peer-reviewed information-sharing website now under construction at the University of Illinois.
  • 5/18/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that provides an insiders look at a touchstone U.S. labor conflict has earned two national awards.
  • 5/10/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Twenty of the worlds top academic experts on energy and environmental economics will share research on how best to implement possible U.S. climate regulations during a conference this week for federal policy analysts.
  • 5/10/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    When companies restructure, even managers who escape layoffs can wind up on shakier ground, a new study by a University of Illinois labor expert found.
  • 4/29/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Gasoline prices could creep past $3 a gallon this summer, continuing a slow climb but still below record prices of just two years ago, a University of Illinois energy policy expert says.
  • 4/26/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    University investment decisions can deepen job losses and other financial cuts when market collapses carve into budget-supporting endowment funds, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found.
  • 4/14/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Exclusive licensing deals are a two-way safety net that fosters cooperation as new product ideas weave their way toward the marketplace, according to new research led by a University of Illinois business strategy expert.
  • 3/30/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A new University of Illinois study has bad news for advertisers who hope a sprinkling of glossy-but-obscure product claims will woo buyers.
  • 3/24/2010
    Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns.
  • 3/22/2010Jan Dennis writer Jan Dennis by Jan Dennis published by Jan Dennis
    Illinois residents share the blame for a state government dogged by a legacy of corruption and paralyzed by a deep, festering budget hole, according to a co-author of a new book on state politics.
  • 3/16/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Questionable lending helped sink the U.S. economy, but also provided a lifeline that kept countless firms afloat and averted an even deeper recession, according to research by a University of Illinois finance expert.
  • 3/9/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The founder of a global company that helps turn breakthrough ideas in biotechnology into moneymaking businesses will speak this week at the University of Illinois.
  • 3/9/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Whether a proposed jobs bill might carve into U.S. unemployment still languishing near double digits is anybodys guess, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 3/4/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois College of Business is offering a new four-week certificate program to give non-business majors a leg up when they hit the job market.
  • 3/4/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Debate has simmered for a half-century over why firms pay out cash dividends, siphoning money away from business-building investments and often creating an added tax burden for the shareholders who collect them.
  • 2/23/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Two nationally known experts with widely opposing views on the governments role in health care will kick off a new debate series at the University of Illinois.
  • 2/22/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The business culture that companies emphasize has an effect on new product ideas that bubble back up from the workforce, a University of Illinois marketing study found.
  • 2/4/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Illinois is mired in a deep employment recession that could linger for years unless the state unravels the roots of its nearly decade-long job slump, a new study by a University of Illinois economist warns.
  • 1/19/2010Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A proposed $90 billion tax on the nations largest banks is more about revenge than regulation, a University of Illinois banking expert says.
  • 12/22/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    An old-but-new-again line of hybrid securities could solve the too-big-to-fail problem that spawned billions of dollars in unpopular government bailouts to prop up the nations banking industry, a University of Illinois legal expert says.
  • 12/8/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The state-of-the-art Business Instructional Facility at Illinois is the first business facility at a public university anywhere in the world to earn platinum certification through LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a U.S. Green Building Council rating system
  • 12/7/2009jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A gut-level connection with workers may be the key to encouraging whistle-blowing that could chip away at an estimated $652 billion lost to fraud annually by U.S. businesses, an ongoing University of Illinois study suggests.
  • 12/3/2009
    Legalized online gambling would fuel an epic surge of betting in the U.S., leaving lives in tatters and the worlds economy in jeopardy, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic warns.
  • 11/25/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A proposed federal prison in northwest Illinois would lock up a double dose of much-needed cash to chip away at the states gaping budget hole, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 11/23/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Scaling back mail delivery from six days a week to five may be the best bet to stem mounting U.S. Postal Service losses, but could still be a gamble, says a University of Illinois economist who has studied the agencys persistent financial decline.
  • 11/16/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Tax increases are the only solution to a widening budget crisis that a new study says has landed Illinois among the nations most financially troubled states, a soon-to-be-released report by a team of University of Illinois economists warns.
  • 11/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A University of Illinois business professor who champions programs to combat poverty and promote marketplace literacy has earned an international award, joining past winners that include Mother Teresa and the former vice president of India.
  • 11/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Firms with heavy long-term debt that came due amid the nations recent credit crisis slashed investment more than three times as much as companies whose paybacks ducked the meltdown, a new University of Illinois study found.
  • 11/2/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Shoppers could see lower prices but less variety to choose from as more manufacturers sell directly to consumers through the Internet, according to new research led by a University of Illinois business professor.
  • 10/29/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The recession may be over, but recovery will come slowly for a still-fragile U.S. economy battered by the deepest downturn since the Great Depression, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 10/26/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Starting next year, anyone can convert retirement savings into tax-advantaged Roth individual retirement accounts, but the much-touted switch isnt for everyone, a University of Illinois expert on tax and elder law warns.
  • 10/26/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    An internationally known economist whose research on climate change contributed to a Nobel Peace Prize is among panelists for a Nov. 3 forum on global warming at the University of Illinois.
  • 10/23/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    University of Illinois finance professor Don Fullerton will be the keynote speaker at a Nov. 30 global warming conference for European Union tax commissioners in Brussels, Belgium.
  • 10/7/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A new study backs longtime speculation on Wall Street that companies sometimes ballyhoo stock repurchase programs they never plan to pursue, hoping to stir a buzz that will mislead investors and pump up sagging share prices.
  • 10/6/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Recessions leave a gaping crater in the U.S. business landscape, sinking an average of more than a half-million firms during each of 10 economic slumps between World War II and the early 2000s.
  • 9/8/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A longtime University of Illinois educator and administrator who was a pioneer in the evolution of labor-management relations for more than a half-century will be remembered at a tribute and memorial service Saturday.
  • 9/1/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A University of Illinois environmental policy expert will outline the economic impact of pollution regulations at a meeting of European Union finance ministers that will be a springboard for upcoming negotiations on a new international treaty to combat global warming.
  • 8/18/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A nearly two-decade trend that is stripping away employer-provided health-care benefits for retirees in private business will likely continue and could soon hit an even deeper pool of government retirees, new research by a University of Illinois elder law expert warns.
  • 8/13/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Older workers who get a jolt of cash out of the blue are more likely to cash in on early retirement, according to new research led by two University of Illinois finance professors.
  • 8/3/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Economist Julian Simon, while a professor at Illinois, devised the notion of rewarding passengers on overbooked flights if they gave up their seats. The seemingly subtle switch provided a $100 billion jolt to the U.S. economy over the last three decades, says former colleague James Heins.
  • 7/27/2009jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Another fiscal stimulus package would be premature and could be counterproductive if the U.S. economy rebounds next year, as many analysts expect, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 7/13/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Companies that scale back advertising to weather the recession risk sales declines that could linger long after the economy rebounds, a University of Illinois marketing expert says.
  • 7/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Managers who dole out discipline by taking away privileges – without considering the implications of restoring them – are missing a key in their bid to improve performance and behavior, a new University of Illinois study says.
  • 6/22/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Congress should ban employer stock from company-sponsored retirement plans to spare workers the risk of putting too much of their nest eggs in one basket, a new study by a University of Illinois legal expert says.
  • 6/12/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Top-down management that counts workers out of decision-making likely contributed to the nation’s economic freefall, but changing it could still help businesses rebound from a deep and lingering recession, a University of Illinois leadership expert says.
  • 6/12/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Without the government’s massive stimulus package, the U.S. economy could have spiraled into an epic collapse rivaling the Great Depression, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 6/9/2009jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Massive bailouts and other moves by the U.S. government to stem a near-epic economic meltdown could set the U.S. economy back by more than a half-century, a University of Illinois business expert warns.
  • 5/15/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Painful but inevitable Social Security and Medicare reforms will be difficult to sell because years of partisan wrangling have clouded the public’s grasp of the programs’ dire financial problems, a former government economic adviser warns.
  • 5/11/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Diversity in university business schools – and ultimately the U.S. workforce – could be another casualty of a deep and lingering economic downturn, says a longtime administrator and economist who will soon lead one of the nation’s top business programs.
  • 5/1/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Gambling addictions would soar and an already-sputtering economy could sink into ruin if Congress overturns a decades-old ban on Internet gambling, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic warns.
  • 4/22/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The debt-saddled U.S. government doesn’t have to just give away billions of taxpayer dollars that will help struggling homeowners stave off foreclosure, according to a new study by a University of Illinois law and labor expert.
  • 4/20/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    More than a decade after workers at an Illinois corn-processing plant lost a bitter, three-year standoff with management, a new book says their innovative tactics remain a how-to guide for the evolving U.S. labor movement.
  • 4/16/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Legalized gambling is weighing down a global economy already mired in its deepest downturn since the Great Depression, according to a new collection of research that renews decades-old calls to outlaw betting.
  • 4/14/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A commodity market that has long helped wheat growers and processors manage price risks could lose its relevance unless the Chicago Board of Trade bridges a wide gap between futures and cash prices, a new University of Illinois study warns.
  • 4/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A two-decade surge of legalized gambling is chipping away at U.S. security and military readiness, not just the bank accounts of bettors, a comprehensive new collection of research on the hazards of gambling warns.
  • 4/2/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Banning gambling is among the best bets to reverse a deep recession that has crippled the global economy, according to a new collection of books that offer the most comprehensive analysis ever on the financial perils of wagering.
  • 4/1/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    An elder law expert contends the notion of “unfunded liabilities” is merely an ominous new catchphrase coined during debates over massive spending programs such as Social Security and Medicare that is rooted in financial fallacy.
  • 3/9/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A growing trend toward higher Medicare premiums for the richest Americans could ultimately creep into the retirement income of less-wealthy seniors, a University of Illinois expert on federal health insurance warns.
  • 3/2/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Don’t put much stock in rumblings that financial markets are a faulty barometer of the nation’s economic climate, a University of Illinois business expert says.
  • 2/23/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Video advertising in stores is a moneymaker for retailers, but a growing threat to already cash-strapped print and broadcast media, according to a new study co-written by a University of Illinois business professor.
  • 2/17/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A task force launched by President Obama to boost America’s middle class will have to help retool beleaguered U.S. workplaces facing their most sweeping changes since World War II, a University of Illinois labor expert says.
  • 2/16/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Just over a year ago, the U.S. ethanol industry was still in overdrive, fueling a wave of new factories to keep pace with surging demand for the corn-based gasoline additive. But the boom has since stalled amid a deep economic downturn that has stifled demand, one of many threats to the fledgling industry that were forecast in a 2007 study by two University of Illinois researchers.
  • 2/12/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Pulling the plug on a government-backed stimulus plan once the U.S. economy rebounds is as important as launching one now, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 2/3/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A deep and lingering credit crisis is throttling investment in moneymaking projects that could help jump-start a U.S. economy mired in its worst downturn in decades, a new survey of corporate executives shows.
  • 1/28/2009Craig Chamberlain, News Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, News Editor by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor
    Fewer cars. More horses. A softer sell. That’s just part of what viewers can expect in Sunday’s “Super Bowl of advertising,” as companies adjust their marketing in a very down market, says Jan Slater, a branding expert and the head of the department of advertising at the University of Illinois.
  • 1/23/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Another crippling financial crisis looms unless the U.S. government thaws credit markets that are starting to freeze up amid a lingering and deepening recession, a University of Illinois economist warns.
  • 1/5/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Most consumers crave a clear understanding of brand images, making them more receptive to new marketing messages if anything clouds their vision of companies or products, according to a new study by a University of Illinois marketing expert.
  • 1/5/2009Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Government insurance programs that safeguard bank deposits should be reformed to ease taxpayers’ undue stake in propping up the nation’s banking system, according to research by a University of Illinois finance professor.
  • 12/19/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for labor secretary would work to restore equality in a U.S. workforce that has seen the balance of power shift too far toward management, a University of Illinois labor expert says.
  • 11/25/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A former economic adviser for President Bush and John McCain threw bipartisan support to the economic team assembled by President-elect Barack Obama to help lead the U.S. out of its deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • 11/24/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Widespread layoffs that stem corporate financial losses but leave workers out in the cold would deepen the looming recession that sparked them, a University of Illinois labor expert warns.
  • 11/17/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Democratic Party control in Washington could restore lawsuits as an option for workers and consumers now forced to settle disputes through mandatory arbitration that gives employers and businesses an unfair edge, a University of Illinois labor law expert says.
  • 11/10/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Ethanol helped drive two years of record profits for grain farmers, but also will hold income down during a looming recession that has already sliced crop prices in half, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 11/7/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Worse-than-expected job losses in October are another grim signal that the recession-bound U.S. economy is unraveling even faster than feared, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 11/3/2008
    Taxpayers may be in store for another windfall next year as the federal government tries to prop up an economy that could be spiraling toward its deepest recession in nearly three decades, a University of Illinois economist predicts.
  • 10/27/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Congress needs to reform flawed 401(k) laws that could push back retirement for millions of Americans whose savings have collapsed along with the stock market, a University of Illinois elder law expert says.
  • 10/15/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Another multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout could lie ahead, this time to rescue a cash-strapped government program that insures pensions of 44 million American workers and retirees, a University of Illinois finance professor warns.
  • 10/9/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Archaic corporate governing systems that failed to ferret out risky business deals helped stoke the nation’s deepest financial meltdown since the Great Depression, a University of Illinois business law expert says.
  • 10/3/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A massive Wall Street bailout won’t stave off a recession, but will ease a creeping economic meltdown that threatened to slice into jobs, retirement savings and access to credit across the country, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 10/2/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Immigrants whittle into a broad earnings gap with American-born workers only about half as fast as long-accepted estimates suggest, according to new research by a University of Illinois economist.
  • 9/30/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The troubled U.S. economy is bound for dangerous, uncharted territory unless Congress acts swiftly to resurrect a bailout plan to prop up crippled credit markets, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 9/25/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Americans deserve more than just vague warnings of economic doom before their tax dollars are poured into a massive $700 billion rescue of Wall Street, a University of Illinois legal expert says.
  • 9/23/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Congress should resurrect the nationwide gambling ban that existed through most of the 20th century to help soothe a fragile U.S. economy shaken by the worst credit and financial crisis in decades, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.
  • 9/22/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A historic government bailout proposal has slowed the bleeding on Wall Street, but the jury is still out on whether it can cure the nation’s troubled financial system, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 9/17/2008
    Lessons from the Great Depression are likely guiding an unprecedented wave of government bailouts now propping up American International Group Inc. and other cash-strapped financial firms, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 9/16/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Hurricane Ike threatened to send already steep gasoline prices soaring, despite a steady decline in crude oil prices that reached a seven-month low this week, a University of Illinois economic expert says.
  • 9/15/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    An ethanol-fueled spike in grain prices will likely hold, yielding the first sustained increase for corn, wheat and soybean prices in more than three decades, according to new research by two University of Illinois farm economists.
  • 9/8/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A government bailout of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae is only a bandage for the nation’s troubled financial and housing sectors, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 8/18/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    New research challenges a growing trend toward holding kids out of kindergarten until they’re older, arguing that academic advantages are short-lived and come at the expense of delaying entry into the workforce and other costs.
  • 8/6/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    In simpler times, handshakes sealed business deals. Now, they could help restore a grip on career values that veered off course amid a wave of high-profile scandals that sank Enron, WorldCom and other corporate giants.
  • 7/25/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Restoring confidence in the sputtering U.S. economy is at the heart of recent moves to shore up the nation’s lagging financial and housing markets, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 7/25/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Proposals to reign in wallet-draining gasoline prices by curbing speculation in oil markets would likely increase costs at the pump instead of trimming them, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 7/2/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    U.S. companies are helping spread fair hiring practices across the world as they set up shop in developing nations, according to a new study of gender and age discrimination co-written by a University of Illinois labor expert.
  • 7/1/2008
    Businesses risk chasing away prospective customers when they send chummy e-mails that bandy around people’s names, hobbies and other personal information to pitch sales, according to a new study of the popular marketing tool.
  • 6/25/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The media slant political news to the left or right to increase ratings and profits, spinning up an information vacuum that can lead to mistakes at the ballot box, a new study by three University of Illinois economists says.
  • 6/4/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Women can make inroads into male-dominated management ranks as companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to new research by a University of Illinois labor expert.
  • 6/2/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Worn thin from wearing too many hats at work? Turns out all of that on-the-job juggling can yield career and even personal benefits, not just stress and burnout, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.
  • 5/30/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Corporate reputations take a beating when scandals erupt, faulty products force recalls or earnings tumble, yielding sell-offs that leave investors jittery. But new research by two University of Illinois business professors shows the polished image that companies spend millions of dollars to cultivate is so fragile that it can tarnish even when firms make moves with the blessing of powerful stakeholders such as financial analysts and the business community.
  • 5/28/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Americans’ usual fuel-saving shortcuts could give way to dramatic changes affecting the nation’s auto, housing and even job markets if gasoline prices stay at record highs nearing an average $4 a gallon nationwide, a University of Illinois economic expert says.
  • 5/19/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Health-insurance costs could ultimately balloon if President Bush signs a bill forbidding insurers from using genetic tests that gauge disease risks when setting premiums or deciding eligibility for coverage, a University of Illinois insurance expert says.
  • 5/5/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A hodge-podge of state laws has created legal landmines that are blowing away a disproportionate share of awards handed to employees in arbitration cases against their employers, according to a new University of Illinois study.
  • 5/1/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    More than 9,300 Illinois companies were investigated last year for alleged labor law violations, sparked by employee complaints about problems ranging from wages and overtime to workplace safety. Many problems likely could have been averted if human resource practitioners were better trained in the often complex nuances of federal and state labor regulations, says Jean Drasgow, assistant director of the Center for Human Resource Management at the University of Illinois.
  • 4/29/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Mounting worries about inflation will weigh on the Federal Reserve Board this week as it mulls a seventh cut in short-term interest rates in the last eight months, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 4/17/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A proposed merger of Delta and Northwest airlines likely won’t drive up the cost of flying, but that could change if the deal sparks a flurry of consolidation among U.S. air carriers, a University of Illinois business professor says.
  • 4/10/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Some Wall Street analysts are hailed as stars, packing enough wallop to send stock prices soaring or tumbling as their earnings forecasts ripple through a growing landscape of financial news outlets.
  • 4/3/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Gambling addictions and drunken driving are among life-changing problems that will worsen if Illinois allows casinos to take bets 24 hours a day, a University of Illinois professor who has studied gambling for more than two decades says.
  • 4/3/2008Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The Bush administration’s sweeping plan to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system could compound the credit crisis it seeks to cure, two University of Illinois finance professors say.
  • 12/4/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois will launch its first fully online courses for undergraduates on the Urbana campus next spring, seeking to train a new generation of labor leaders for a rapidly changing workplace that has become more global and high-tech.
  • 11/27/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    For every technological breakthrough that spawns new industry giants such as Microsoft or Intel, old-guard companies wither or die, according to an evolutionary theory of capitalism embraced for well over a half-century.
  • 11/12/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Worried the Christmas spirit has been cast aside like a lousy gift amid a frantic, commercialized holiday rush that cranks up even before Halloween's pumpkins start to shrivel?
  • 11/6/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A strike by film and television writers is just another sequel to the reruns about how to divvy up riches from the nation's lucrative entertainment industry, a University of Illinois labor expert says.
  • 10/30/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Illinois would likely fare better than the nation if the sagging U.S. economy plunges into a recession amid a worrisome housing market slump and sub-prime loan crisis, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 10/16/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The 20th anniversary of Wall Street's historic "Black Monday" collapse is a good reminder that the lure of investment riches comes with equally dramatic risks, a University of Illinois stock market expert says.
  • 10/9/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Illinois would choke its economy and ruin lives if lawmakers expand gambling to bankroll statewide road improvements and mass transit in Chicago, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.
  • 10/9/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Illinois would choke its economy and ruin lives if lawmakers expand gambling to bankroll statewide road improvements and mass transit in Chicago, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.
  • 10/8/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Clunky typewriters gave way to computers, and space-age robotics now help run assembly lines that once relied on hand tools and elbow grease.
  • 10/8/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Clunky typewriters gave way to computers, and space-age robotics now help run assembly lines that once relied on hand tools and elbow grease.
  • 9/26/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    The leader of a South American nation where thick rainforests straddle the equator earned his doctoral degree at a U.S. university in the shadows of cornfields a half a world away.
  • 9/20/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Novice investors earn lower stock returns when they seek an edge by wading through complex financial data rather than relying on experts to guide them, a new study by two University of Illinois professors shows.
  • 9/17/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    A Princeton University professor who studies the global economy will be at the University of Illinois next month to talk about whether health and happiness could be rooted in prosperity.
  • 9/17/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Workers want top-of-the-line technology to take care of business while they're away from the office, but only if they can count on it, according to research by a University of Illinois professor.
  • 9/17/2007Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor writer Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor published by Jan Dennis, Business & Law Editor
    Workers want top-of-the-line technology to take care of business while they're away from the office, but only if they can count on it, according to research by a University of Illinois professor.
  • 7/26/2007Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Keeping up with the Joneses apparently includes keeping up with their stock market picks, researchers at the University of Illinois have found.
  • 6/20/2007Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Illinois lags behind the nation and neighboring states in job creation, a report by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois finds.
  • 6/4/2007Melissa Mitchell, News Editorc writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editorc by Melissa Mitchell, News Editorc published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editorc
    If the 1961 Broadway hit "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" were updated to reflect today's workplace realities, the remake might feature the corporate-ladder climbing character "Finch" bowling, returning tennis serves or simply tossing back beers with his colleagues after work.
  • 5/8/2007Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    To some, the ability to track the movements of family members using cell phones equates to a violation of privacy. Others - particularly parents, who already are tapping the new technology to keep tabs on their kids - view it as a convenient way to ensure their children's safety in an increasingly ominous world.
  • 5/1/2007Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The 2007 Transmission Business School will take place June 4-7 at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago. This marks the 14th offering of the annual course on electricity markets and the transmission business.
  • 4/24/2007Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    University of Illinois students who enrolled in Bruce Wicks' recreation, sport and tourism course on entrepreneurism this semester did so thinking they would be learning how to create a business plan and finance, begin and market a small business.
  • 4/13/2007Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The gross receipts tax proposed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, while a welcome step in tackling the state's budget shortfall, is a flawed approach to taxation, according to a University of Illinois expert.
  • 3/19/2007Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    A University of Illinois professor has started a grassroots program to help poor people in India improve their consumer and business skills.
  • 12/18/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a $1 million grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Trust to support a markets information laboratory.
  • 12/18/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    As graduates, they became major players in the technology world, establishing such companies as PayPal and YouTube.
  • 12/11/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    As Christmas approaches, many people blame advertising for stoking the desire among teenagers to own the latest and best in computers, clothes, toys, video games, jewelry, sports equipment and cosmetics.
  • 12/4/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Updating and clarifying the role of civilian workers in times of national emergencies is a pressing need that would improve homeland security, a University of Illinois legal scholar says.
  • 11/1/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for October fell to 106.0 from its 106.4 level in September.
  • 11/1/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for November increased strongly to 106.8 from its 106 level in October.
  • 10/2/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for September remained unchanged from its August level at 106.4.
  • 9/28/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Online file-sharing communities have experienced explosive growth in recent years. YouTube, started in May 2005 so that people could share and download videos, now attracts 100 million visitors a day, while Gnutella and Kazaa, for music sharing, are attracting users at an increasing pace.
  • 9/5/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The U. of I. Flash Index of the state economy moved up in August to 106.4 from its 106.1 reading in July.
  • 9/5/2006Dan Bernhardt, professor of economics and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Dan Bernhardt, professor of economics and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Dan Bernhardt, professor of economics and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Dan Bernhardt, professor of economics and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    A University of Illinois economist disputes a widely publicized academic study that claimed to find statistical evidence of point shaving among college basketball teams that are strongly favored by Las Vegas bookmakers.
  • 8/1/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The July University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained virtually unchanged, rising to 106.1 from its 106.0 reading in June.
  • 8/1/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    With consumers growing wary of buying online, how can a company best win over customers and clinch sales on the Web?
  • 7/3/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    June was an uneventful month for the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index. The index retreated to 106.0 from its 106.2 level in May.
  • 6/26/2006Craig Chamberlain, News Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, News Editor by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor
    In the current world of product placement, cross-promotion, pop-up ads, and ad-driven politics, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when advertising as an institution was severely challenged.
  • 6/5/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    New accounting rules requiring state governments to disclose health-care and other non-pension retiree costs will reveal more long-term revenue shortfalls in Illinois; retiree systems, a University of Illinois tax expert warns.
  • 6/1/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index ended its three-month slide, increasing to 106.2 from its 105.1 level in April.
  • 5/1/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.
  • 4/3/2006Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in March to 105.9 from its 106.6 reading in February. The index has declined over the last two months from its eight-year high in January of 107.1.
  • 3/1/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau
    The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106.6 from its 107.1 reading in January.
  • 2/1/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Jeff Unger, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Index surged ahead in January, rising to 107.1 from its 106.6 reading in December.
  • 1/3/2006J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in December to 106.6 from its 106.4 level in November.
  • 12/1/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell slightly in its rate of growth in November, to 106.4, from its 106.9 level in October.
  • 11/1/2005Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 106.9 last month, the same level as September.
  • 10/3/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rebounded last month to 106.9 from its 106.5 level in August. The current reading coincides with the recent high for the Index achieved in July.
  • 9/14/2005Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    In the wake of a 1991 court decision, a growing number of companies require employees to submit workplace disputes to an arbitrator.
  • 8/1/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its strong performance, rising to 106.9 in July from its 106.5 level in June.
  • 7/6/2005Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Businesses in Illinois are now able to cash in on energy savings, thanks to a new technical-assistance program administered through the School of Architecture and the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 7/1/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued to climb last month, rising to 106.5 from its 105.9 level in May.
  • 5/23/2005Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is establishing a $250,000 education scholarship fund for military veterans and active members of the military from Illinois.
  • 5/2/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index surged a full point last month to reach 105.2. This was the highest reading since August 1998 when the Flash Index stood at 105.3.
  • 4/18/2005Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The pension crisis roiling Illinois, which has caused Gov. Rod Blagojevich to propose cutting billions of dollars of anticipated retirement benefits to future state employees, has been a long time coming.
  • 4/1/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index registered strong growth last month, increasing to 104.2 from its 103.4 level in February. This is the highest level recorded since March 1999, or six years ago, when the Index stood at 104.3.
  • 3/2/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose to 103.4 last month from its 103.1 reading in January. February's results continue to confirm that the Illinois economy is expanding at a moderate pace after a slow recovery from the 2001 recession.
  • 2/1/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its recent strong performance by rising slightly to 103.1 last month from 103.0 in December.
  • 1/3/2005J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index finished 2004 with a strong performance, rising to 103 from its 102.4 reading in November.
  • 12/1/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month to 102.4 from its 102.6 reading in October.
  • 11/1/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 102.6. The Index was at 102.2 in September.
  • 10/20/2004Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Why do moviemakers seem to delight in raking big business over the coals, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asks.
  • 10/4/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its strong performance in September, rising to 102.2 compared with 100.5 in August. This is the highest level since October 2000, a period of almost four years.
  • 9/1/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The U of I Flash Index rebounded strongly in August, reaching 100.5. Last month's reading was 100.0. The current index level is the highest since April 2001.
  • 8/2/2004Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.
  • 7/6/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    After a period of consistent increases, the University of Illinois Flash Index has stabilized at just above 100. The June reading for the index was 100.3, the same as both April and May.
  • 6/1/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    After breaking through the 100 barrier in April, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index held constant at 100.3 in May. This ended a period of steady increases that began last September.
  • 5/13/2004Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor
    She served at the naval station at Keflavik, Iceland, and in the cold and darkness of the arctic winter fed quarter after quarter into slot machines on the U.S. military base. Some nights Senior Airman Lenyatta Tinnelle won. But over the course of a year she lost $28,000.
  • 5/10/2004Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Variety may be the spice of life - and a key contributor to an expanding waistline.
  • 5/3/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    After three years, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index has broken through the 100 level, the dividing line between a sluggish and vigorous economy.
  • 4/1/2004Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its steady climb of recent months, reaching 99.5 in March, up from 99.0 in February and 98.5 in January.
  • 3/4/2004Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Developing entrepreneurial education as an academic discipline is the goal of a center being established by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 3/1/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased half a point to 99.0 in February, within striking distance of the 100 level that indicates economic growth.
  • 2/2/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its recent climb in the first month of 2004, rising to 98.5 in January, up from 98.0 in December.
  • 1/5/2004J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its rebound in December, rising to 98.0, up from 97.3 in November and 96.8 in October.
  • 12/11/2003Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor writer Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor published by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
    Once upon a time in the land of rigorous longitudinal studies, researchers discovered something - well, magical - about American consumption rituals, particularly the Big One that occurs around the winter solstice.
  • 12/2/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter , Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter , Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter , Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter , Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index extended its gains last month, rising to 97.3 in November from 96.8 in October. The November reading was the highest since December 2001.
  • 11/25/2003Craig Chamberlain, News Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, News Editor by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, News Editor
    "It takes a village to raise a child" may be a popular ideal. "It takes a marketplace to raise a child" may be closer to today's reality, says Dan Cook, the author of an upcoming book on the history of the clothing industry and the rise of the "child consumer."
  • 11/3/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rebounded in October to 96.8 from its 96.2 level in September.
  • 10/29/2003Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
    Did the seemingly investor-friendly decision to deregulate brokerage commissions lead to conflicts of interest among Wall Street analysts that, in turn, helped ruin investors caught in the technology-bubble stock market of 2000-2001?
  • 10/21/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Your eyes play tricks. And your brain makes it worse.
  • 10/1/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    In a surprising development, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped in September, indicating no apparent pickup in the Illinois economy.
  • 9/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor
    Free-market principles have swept through almost every form of U.S. transportation except urban mass transit, which raises the question of why privatization has not taken root there, according to a transportation expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 9/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    With executive self-dealing and accounting scandals rocking the corporate world, the push is on to make boards of directors more independent. No less than the New York Stock Exchange has drawn up principles of corporate governance calling on boards to have a majority of "outside" directors without ties to management.
  • 9/1/2003Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Since the early 1990s, an increasing number of Americans have bought into the American dream of home ownership. But the price can be steep, especially for minority and low-income homebuyers with poor credit histories, according to a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign housing expert and author of a report that examines predatory lending practices in one Illinois county.
  • 9/1/2003Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor writer Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor by Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor published by Andrea Lynn, Humanities & Social Sciences Editor
    In case you hadn't noticed, the modern wedding, like some big Hollywood production, is in morph mode. Over the past few decades, it has undergone major changes - from a modest family-bonding ritual to a lavish, sometimes obscenely luxurious, consumer event, and become "the most significant ritual in consumption-oriented cultures." So claim Cele Otnes and Elizabeth Pleck in their new book, "Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding" (University of California Press). Otnes is a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pleck is a professor of history and of human development and family studies at Illinois.
  • 8/4/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index stood unchanged at 96.7 last month from its June level.
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  • 7/1/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and NEWS INDEX 2002 2003 September writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and NEWS INDEX 2002 2003 September by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and NEWS INDEX 2002 2003 September published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and NEWS INDEX 2002 2003 September
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 96.7 in August for the third straight month.
  • 6/2/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased in May to 96.8, up from its 96.0 level in April and the highest reading of state economic activity since February 2002.
  • 6/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The gambling habit of William J. Bennett, "drug czar" under the first President Bush, has brought to the fore the issue of how legalized gambling has encouraged addictive and problem gambling in the United States, according to an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 5/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    A law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has called upon the U.S. Supreme Court to hold corporations accountable for statements they make about their environmental and labor practices.
  • 5/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Legalized gambling has become the biggest pastime in America. Americans spend more money on various wagers than they do on movie tickets, spectator sports, theme parks and video games combined.
  • 5/1/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The Flash Index of Economic Growth, produced by economists at the University of Illinois, is based on the most up-to-date information on the Illinois economy.
  • 4/1/2003J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in March to 95.8 from 95.6 in February.
  • 4/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    From its base in America, the gambling industry is exporting technology and know-how to often fragile political systems in Asia and the Middle East, causing conditions that could threaten both U.S. and world security, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign argues in a law journal article.
  • 3/3/2003Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor
    February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.
  • 3/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Without government regulations, employees will likely continue to load up on company stock in retirement accounts, leaving them potentially exposed to heavy losses if the company unravels, a study by a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests.
  • 2/3/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The Illinois economy began the first month of 2003 with a slight uptick in activity.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    A valued source of facts and figures about the state has become easier to use: The Illinois Statistical Abstract is now on the Web.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Faced with a budget deficit of $2.5 billion and climbing in the coming fiscal year, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has three options, according to a University of Illinois expert: He can break his campaign promise and raise income taxes, make steep cuts in government spending or "muddle through" with stop-gap measures.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Faced with a budget deficit of $2.5 billion and climbing in the coming fiscal year, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has three options, according to a University of Illinois expert: He can break his campaign promise and raise income taxes, make steep cuts in government spending or "muddle through" with stop-gap measures.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Don't blame the terrorists.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    If double taxation is wrong, as President Bush said in proposing to end the shareholder tax on corporate dividends, then the multiple taxation of individual wages and salaries should also be outlawed, an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says.
  • 2/1/2003Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The 2001 Illinois Statistical Abstract, featuring the most complete economic and demographic data on the state, has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois.
  • 1/2/2003Mark Reutter , Business Editor writer Mark Reutter , Business Editor by Mark Reutter , Business Editor published by Mark Reutter , Business Editor
    The Illinois economy ended 2002 the same way it began - flat. The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index was 95.4 in December, marginally above its November reading of 95.3 and marginally below its October reading of 95.6.
  • 12/3/2002Mark Reutter , Business Editor writer Mark Reutter , Business Editor by Mark Reutter , Business Editor published by Mark Reutter , Business Editor
    The Illinois economy continues to be stalled.
  • 12/1/2002Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor
    Christmas is high season for the child-consumer.
  • 11/4/2002J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in October to 95.6 from the 95.4 level recorded for the previous three months (July 1 through Sept. 30).
  • 11/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    If you think the port dispute that snarled shipping at 29 ports on the West Coast last month is over, think again.
  • 10/1/2002Mark Reutter , News Editor writer Mark Reutter , News Editor by Mark Reutter , News Editor published by Mark Reutter , News Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 95.4 in September for the third straight month. This suggests that the Illinois economy continues to be in a no-growth situation, much like the national economy.
  • 10/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Beware of the boomerang effect. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's new-found zeal to challenge commercial property owners who win reductions in property-tax assessments could come back and harm the city with less business investment in the future, a tax expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says.
  • 9/3/2002J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter
    The University of Illinois Flash Index remained flat for the month of August with the same 95.4 reading of July.
  • 9/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    "WARNING: This credit card may be detrimental to your financial health." While such a label sounds farfetched today, a movement to force credit-card companies to inform consumers of the high costs of using plastic is growing, according to Charles Tabb, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 9/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    A six-year campaign by a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to hold lawyers accountable for preventing executive wrongdoing has ended in tough new federal requirements.
  • 9/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Proposals to unclog the nation's airports by imposing "congestion pricing" on flights during peak hours may work - so long as they are implemented with care and flexibility, according to a University of Illinois economist.
  • 8/2/2002J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.4 from its 95.0 level in June.
  • 8/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    While Russia struggles with ebbing production and growing poverty, China, with a less educated workforce and more primitive technology, surges forward. What accounts for these surprising results?
  • 7/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    With efforts to curb college sports gambling blocked by congressional opponents, a generation of teenagers and young people may be entering the workforce with gambling debts and addictions, an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asserts in a scholarly article.
  • 7/1/2002J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.0 from its 94.2 level in May.
  • 7/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Mark Twain warned against overwrought descriptions, but then again Twain wasn't in the business of selling food.
  • 6/3/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped to 94.2 in May from its 95.0 level in April. This is the 13th straight month of negative growth for the state economy and lowest monthly Flash reading in more than 10 years.
  • 6/1/2002Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor writer Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor published by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
    For Americans with no direct interest in the agriculture or food industries, the effects of foot-and-mouth disease and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on European food markets may be little more than the stuff of news headlines. But for students hoping to pursue careers in international agribusiness, these are issues of great import.
  • 6/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    With Illinois facing a growing budget deficit, the governor and legislature should bite the bullet and agree to a temporary income-tax hike until the crisis passes, a scholar says.
  • 6/1/2002Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor writer Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor published by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
    The money that drivers in the Chicago area are paying for higher gasoline prices not only is leaving their wallets at an accelerated pace, it's leaving the region, too, according to a new economic analysis. If unchecked, the prices could siphon $1.2 billion from the economy - that's $11.26 a week out of every household wallet.
  • 5/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Until the 1970s, the accounting profession stayed close to its green eyeshades origins, conducting annual audits of public companies in fulfillment of Depression-era legislation requiring an independent verification of corporate financial statements.
  • 5/1/2002Mark Reutter, News Bureau writer Mark Reutter, News Bureau by Mark Reutter, News Bureau published by Mark Reutter, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped again in April to 95.0 from its 96.3 level in March. This is the lowest reading of the Index since February 1992.
  • 4/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in March to 96.3, its lowest reading in nearly 10 years.
  • 4/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Alternative dispute resolution has become one of the most controversial areas of employment law.
  • 4/1/2002Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    What do you get when you put industrial designers, graphic designers, business and marketing specialists in the same room with, say, an anthropologist or a statistician?
  • 4/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Published 15 years ago, the words sound prescient today: "Conflicts in the critical area of auditor independence must be resolved before significant credibility can be restored to the profession."
  • 3/4/2002
    The University of Illinois Flash Index of Economic Growth remained constant in February at 97.0.
  • 3/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Will Brooks Brothers suits and hushed courtroom hearings replace the traditional bargaining table and raucous picket line?
  • 2/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    In the first month of 2002, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 97.1 from its 97.8 level in December. Despite isolated signs of recovery, the recession continues in Illinois.
  • 2/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    One of the most hotly debated topics over the years has been land reform.
  • 2/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    You needn't cook the books to make yourself look good on Wall Street. A safer approach is to talk down your company's fortunes to analysts before springing a "better-than-expected" earnings announcement for the quarter.
  • 2/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Make your customers happy and they'll come back for more. That line of thinking has dominated American business marketing for decades.
  • 2/1/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Private electronic monitoring of employee behavior grows apace even as questions over the government's right to track intimate data on citizens have grown more heated among some lawmakers and civil libertarians.
  • 1/3/2002Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The Illinois economy ended the year on a down note as the University of Illinois Economic Index fell to 97.8 in December from its 98.0 reading in November. Like the national economy, the state remains in a recession.
  • 12/4/2001Mark Reutter, News Bureau writer Mark Reutter, News Bureau by Mark Reutter, News Bureau published by Mark Reutter, News Bureau
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell slightly in November to 98.0 from its October level of 98.4. This reflects continued sluggish economic conditions in Illinois.
  • 12/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Questions about the alleged harmful effects of gambling may move from the newspaper opinion page to the courtroom, according to a University of Illinois expert.
  • 12/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    For 20 years Turkey has suffered from chronic inflation. There have been repeated financial crises, devaluations of the Turkish lira and a near meltdown of the banking sector last winter that was averted only by $7 billion in emergency loans from the International Monetary Fund.
  • 12/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Undergirding Argentina's economic crisis, which threatens to plunge the country into devaluation or default, is a political conflict that makes reaching a national consensus difficult, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 11/1/2001Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Unless more is done to increase access to home ownership among women in Third World countries, the end result will be the "feminization of homelessness," says Faranak Miraftab, a University of Illinois professor of urban and regional planning.
  • 11/1/2001Melissa Mitchell, News Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, News Editor by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
    Since the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, images of exhausted firefighters have been imprinted on the national psyche, increasing public awareness of the arduous nature of rescue workers' jobs.
  • 11/1/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Surprisingly, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in October to 98.4 from 98.2 in September. (See chart below.)
  • 10/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Although promoted as an economic development tool, casino gambling is a losing hand when subjected to rigorous cost-benefit analysis, a University of Illinois economist concludes.
  • 10/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Despite the devastating impact of the terrorist attacks, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly last month to 98.2 from 98.0 in August.
  • 10/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Let us now praise the men and women who punch a time clock and go to work in work clothes and helped bind the wounds of New York City after the attack on the World Trade Center, says University of Illinois labor scholar Ron Peters.
  • 9/4/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its decline, falling to 98.0 in August from its 98.3 level in July.
  • 9/1/2001Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Education Editor
    Ending workplace discrimination against people with disabilities was a key aim of the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990.
  • 9/1/2001Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor writer Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor by Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor published by Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
    Emotional baggage from a day's work may arrive home with dad, but it gives way to relaxation with family, including regular, lengthy close-knit discussions with the kids.
  • 9/1/2001Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor writer Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor published by Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor
    In some ways, the architectural profession is a lot like a ham sandwich - without the hot, spicy mustard - according to University of Illinois architecture professor Kathryn Anthony.
  • 8/1/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell slightly in July to 98.3 from its 98.4 reading in June, indicating a continuation in Illinois of a no-growth situation.
  • 8/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Wall Street analysts get a lot of attention by picking out winner and loser business sectors and making forecasts of often dazzling earnings growth for companies in favored sectors such as telecommunications, information technology (IT) and pharmaceuticals. Can such forecasts be trusted by investors? If the past is any guide, no.
  • 7/2/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The Illinois economy continued it sluggish performance in June. The University of Illinois Flash Index again was below the 100 mark, indicating that the Illinois economy is stagnant.
  • 7/1/2001Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor writer Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor published by Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
    As shoppers, men are hopeless, right? They can't find their way out of a shopping bag or seize on a sale if they stumble into it. Guys simply have none of the evolved shopping skills of the "fairer" sex.
  • 6/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    A stereotype about Chinese is that they prize group harmony and cooperation; a stereotype about Americans is that they have sharp elbows and always put the individual first.
  • 6/1/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    After rebounding in April, the University of Illinois Flash Index experienced a steep decline in May and was again below the 100 mark, indicating that the Illinois economy is essentially stagnant, if not shrinking.
  • 5/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Over the last two decades, American companies have implemented many new organizational practices on the shop floor, ranging from performance-based pay to the use of employee teams.
  • 5/1/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    After a month below the 100 mark, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rebounded in April, indicating positive growth for the Illinois economy.
  • 5/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business and Law Editor
    As he ends his first 100 days in office, President George W. Bush has proven surprisingly interventionist in domestic matters - especially in labor-related issues that Republican presidents typically have steered away from.
  • 4/2/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    After six months of steady decline, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index has fallen below the 100 mark, the dividing line between growth and contraction of the state economy. This is the first time since November 1992 that the Index has been below 100.
  • 4/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    They are one of the largest groups of American consumers, yet research on them is "almost non-existent," says a University of Illinois business professor. They are adults who can't read or do math.
  • 3/1/2001J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index has hit its lowest level since 1992, giving fresh evidence that the state economy has virtually stopped growing.
  • 3/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    As anyone who travels the Interstate knows, consistency is the selling point of a chain restaurant. Whether you're parked between the tumbleweeds at a windswept Wyoming exit or crammed into a shopping mall in New Jersey, a brand-name restaurant is supposed to deliver the same quality of food and service.
  • 3/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Does old-fashioned foreign aid still have a place in today's rapidly globalizing marketplace?
  • 2/2/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in January to 101.3 from its 101.8 reading in December.
  • 1/3/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    A continued slow down -- but not precipitous decline -- in the state economy was indicated by the December University of Illinois Flash Economic Index.
  • 1/1/2001Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Despite signs of a national slowdown, the state of Illinois will have enough tax revenues this year to support its current budget without major tax increases or spending cuts.
  • 12/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    With the name of the game being not to fall below Wall Street's expectations, executives of public companies pay increasingly close attention to "managing" the forecasts of analysts. How does "earnings management" work, and does it bias the way that analysts estimate the prospective earnings of a company?
  • 12/1/2000J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in November, giving fresh evidence that the Illinois economy is slowing.
  • 11/2/2000J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
  • 11/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    One of the most persistent themes in the debate over federal taxes is that the U.S. tax code is too complex and should be simplified.
  • 10/3/2000J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Despite all the talk of a slowdown, the Illinois economy expanded sharply in September, registering the highest single-month gain in almost two years, according to the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index.
  • 10/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Were reports of the death of organized labor in the wireless world greatly exaggerated?
  • 9/5/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The growth rate of the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month, giving further evidence of a modest slowdown in the Illinois economy, possibly the long awaited "soft landing."
  • 9/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Leveling the playing field between unions and management means limiting the role a U.S. president can play in "breaking" a strike through the power of the Taft-Hartley Act, according to two University of Illinois labor professors.
  • 8/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The trend toward global alliances among airlines has led to lower ticket fares for passengers traveling abroad, according to a study by a University of Illinois economist.
  • 8/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index declined slightly for the month of July to 102.6 from its 102.8 level in June.
  • 8/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The first systematic study of male and female pay at the uppermost levels of corporate America lends evidence to both sides of the hotly debated question of whether women are paid less than men.
  • 7/3/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 102.8 in June, raising the question of whether the state economy is slowing.
  • 7/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Building a new airport at Peotone, rather than expanding O'Hare Airport, could save travelers $500 million a year and spur economic development in the state, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 7/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Building a new airport at Peotone, rather than expanding O'Hare Airport, could save travelers $500 million a year and spur economic development in the state, a University of Illinois economist says.
  • 6/5/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index showed no sign of a letdown in the month of May.
  • 6/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Why do U.S. multinational companies pay higher wages than domestic firms in less developed countries?
  • 6/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The establishment of a "rainy day" fund by the Illinois Legislature for the next state budget is a valuable first step that will need fine-tuning in the future, according to a leading state fiscal expert.
  • 6/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The use of "contingent" workers in the United States has increased labor productivity but not necessarily employer profits, according to a wide-ranging study by scholars at the University of Illinois and other institutions.
  • 5/2/2000Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Continuing its slow rise since the last quarter of 1999, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index registered its highest monthly level in a year.
  • 5/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Over the next few decades, millions of state and local government workers will find out how well their pension plans are funded. Some may be in for a shock.
  • 4/3/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index jumped last month to its highest level since August.
  • 3/2/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs by Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor and J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose modestly to 102.5 in February, suggesting continued steady growth for the state's economy.
  • 3/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Twenty-five years ago, Congress created the IRA (Individual Retirement Account) to encourage Americans to set aside a portion of their yearly income in a special tax-deferred account for retirement.
  • 3/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Does working long hours contribute to divorce?
  • 2/2/2000J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly to 102.2 in January from its 102.1 level in December.
  • 2/1/2000Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer Mark Reutter, Business Editor by Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Buoyed by a stable economy and increased receipts from tobacco, liquor and gambling, the state of Illinois will enjoy another year of fiscal plentitude.
  • 1/5/2000J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor writer J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor published by J. Fred Giertz, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Mark Reutter, Business Editor
    Despite general reports of strength in the national economy, the Flash Economic Index for Illinois fell to 102.1 last month from 102.7 in November.