blog postsU.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.U. of I. Flash Index rose slightly in January, continuing upward trendFeb 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views 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.Flash Economic Index for January rose slightlyFeb 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly to 102.2 in January from its 102.1 level in December.Experts to discuss finding work in a sour economyFeb 4, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Positioning Yourself to Meet Challenges of a Down Economy," a panel discussion on finding work in a tight job market, will take place Feb. 11 at the University of Illinois.Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directlyFeb 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Web surfers may get more than just the music, videos and news updates they were looking for when they log onto trendy next-generation sites such as Last.fm, YouTube and Digg, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.Will 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.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.Shifting makeup of population in Illinois certain to affect policy choicesMay 17, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A look at the state's changing demographics offers some clues as to how Illinois lawmakers may handle public policy choices in the future, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.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.Listening to workers a key to organizational success, U. of I. expert saysJun 12, 2009 9:00 am1 views 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.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.Money spent on Web-site design an investment in winning buyers' trustAug 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With consumers growing wary of buying online, how can a company best win over customers and clinch sales on the Web?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.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.Study: Small firms need more access to credit during financial troublesOct 5, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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, according to research published by a University of Illinois finance expert.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.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.