blog postsWill ending Saturday letter deliveries save 'snail mail?'Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Seung-Hyun Hong, a professor of economicsIllinois' credit rating drops: Will it ever solve its pension shortfall?Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... finance professor Jeffrey R. BrownU.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Health-care reform will kick off new debate seriesFeb 23, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two nationally known experts with widely opposing views on the government's role in health care will kick off a new debate series at the University of Illinois.Macroeconomist to speak on world of work in Kinley LectureFeb 27, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward C. Prescott, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics on the world of work at 3 p.m. Friday (March 14) at the University of Illinois College of Business, 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.U. of I. economic index fell in February, but economy still growingMar 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106.6 from its 107.1 reading in January.UI Flash Index of economic growth rose modestly in FebruaryMar 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose modestly to 102.5 in February, suggesting continued steady growth for the state's economy.Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates moderate expansion taking placeMar 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views 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.Potential impact of jobs bill hazy at best, economist saysMar 9, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether a proposed jobs bill might carve into U.S. unemployment still languishing near double digits is anybody's guess, a University of Illinois economist says.Medicaid is choking demand for private insurance, study indicatesMar 17, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The nation's flawed-but-free Medicaid program discourages most Americans from buying long-term health insurance that could provide better care and spare their life savings, a new study co-written by a University of Illinois professor says.Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, to speak at U. of I. on health careMar 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Princeton University, will talk about the future of health care April 3 (Monday) during a lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in MarchApr 1, 2003 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in March to 95.8 from 95.6 in February.Flash Index of Illinois Economy rises to highest level in six yearsApr 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views 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.Death, injury benefits a casualty of new war strategy, study saysApr 8, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A hole in public policy is shortchanging U.S. soldiers and civilian workers who become casualties of a new-age war strategy that leans heavily on private contractors, a new University of Illinois study says.Can legalized gambling help spur an economic recovery?Apr 17, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business professor and national gambling criticFlash Index sinks to lowest level in decadeMay 1, 2002 9:00 am1 views 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.Flash Economic Index registers highest monthly level in a yearMay 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.Flash Index of Illinois economy at highest reading in more than six yearsMay 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views 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.Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy familiesMay 5, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The old saw about death and taxes has taken on new meaning as state governments grapple with the confusion spawned by the 2001 federal tax cut.Flash Index of Illinois Economy remains steadyJun 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.UI Flash Index marks 13th straight month of negative growthJun 3, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. 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.Brown elected to national insurance association boardJun 9, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown has been elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.Property-tax relief for elderly now freighted with political baggageJun 13, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are property-tax relief programs for the elderly justified in an age of shrinking government revenues and scaled-back public services?U. of I. Flash Index continues upward trendJul 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued to climb last month, rising to 106.5 from its 105.9 level in May.Flash Economic Index fell in June, raising issue of whether state economy is slowingJul 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 102.8 in June, raising the question of whether the state economy is slowing.Joseph Martocchio named interim dean of labor schoolJul 5, 2012 11:15 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — 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.Flash Index of Illinois economy may indicate stagnation, economist suggestsJul 6, 2004 9:00 am1 views 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.Governors' pact on electricity transmission a sensible step, expert saysJul 28, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An agreement by Midwest governors to coordinate policies for electric transmission lines is a positive move to improve the reliability of the electric supply system, a University of Illinois energy expert says.Flash Index of Illinois economy climbing, U. of I. economist saysAug 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its strong performance, rising to 106.9 in July from its 106.5 level in June.UI Flash Economic Index continues rise begun last monthAug 2, 2002 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.4 from its 95.0 level in June.The latest battle in the war for smartphone dominanceAug 2, 2011 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak SomayaFlash Index slips to four-year lowAug 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views The UI Flash Index slipped to a four-year low in July, falling to 102.1 from its 102.3 level in June. Why is there so much turmoil in the financial markets?Aug 10, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Michael S. Weisbach, a Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Professor of FinanceFlash Index of Illinois economy up sharply in AugustSep 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views 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.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.What's the significance of the Dow returning to 10,000?Sep 22, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... finance professor David Ikenberry and economist Daniel McMillenMonthly economic index suggests static state economyOct 1, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.Illinois economy expands sharply in SeptemberOct 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.Former U.S. House majority leader to speak Oct. 24Oct 8, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dick Armey, a former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will give a first-hand account of how bills become law at the Piper Rudnick-Vacketta Lecture on Government and the Law at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 (Friday) at the University of Illinois College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.Flash Index of Illinois economy held steady in October, latest data showNov 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 106.9 last month, the same level as September.Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilitiesNov 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Over the last 20 years, a housing industry has sprung up to handle elderly citizens who cannot live independently but do not require around-the-clock nursing.Flash Index falls slightlyNov 3, 2011 9:00 am1 views The UI Flash Index fell to 98.3 in October, down half a point from 98.8 last month. The index increased sharply in September, and remains above the 97.8 level that prevailed from June through August of this year.Flash Economic Index rose slightly in OctoberNov 4, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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).UI Flash Index indicates slow recovery continuingNov 4, 2010 9:00 am1 views The economy in Illinois continues to be headed in a positive direction, but the pace of recovery remains slow, according to a key measure of the state's economy.Assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury to speak TuesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard H. Clarida, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a lecture on "The United States in the World Economy" Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Should the feds seek salary cuts for top execs of firms that took bailout money?Nov 30, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... business professor Ruth V. AguileraFlash Index of Illinois Economy registers slight dip in NovemberDec 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month to 102.4 from its 102.6 reading in October.Illinois economic index down slightly, but still expanding, expert saysDec 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.How do you use the holidays to reinforce values other than materialismDec 3, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... marketing professor Lan ChaplinRole of workers in national emergencies should be clarified, scholar saysDec 4, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.