Business News | University of Illinois

NewsBureauillinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

Business News

Business News

  • 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.