blog posts Deal ending writers strike scores rare victory for unions, expert says Feb 12, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A deal that ended a three-month strike by Hollywood writers also scored a rare victory for unions by giving workers a financial stake in new technology, a University of Illinois labor expert says. Macroeconomist to speak on world of work in Kinley Lecture Feb 27, 2003 9:00 am8 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 growing Mar 1, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106.6 from its 107.1 reading in January. Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates moderate expansion taking place Mar 2, 2005 9:00 am8 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. Medicaid is choking demand for private insurance, study indicates Mar 17, 2008 9:00 am8 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. UI Flash Economic Index falls below 100 Apr 2, 2001 9:00 am8 views 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. Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy families May 5, 2006 9:00 am8 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. Seriously ill people cheated by ban on unapproved treatments May 25, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's time for Congress to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine that is not approved by federal regulators, especially drugs and devices aimed at seniors who suffer from life-threatening diseases, a legal scholar says. UI Flash Economic Index steeply declines in May Jun 1, 2001 9:00 am8 views 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. Recent bankruptcy reform measure a bust, legal expert at Illinois says Jun 16, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Early signs of the effect of the new bankruptcy act on consumers and the courts are not encouraging, according to an expert on bankruptcy law at the University of Illinois. Study finds Americans rely on friends, neighbors for investment advice Jul 26, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Keeping up with the Joneses apparently includes keeping up with their stock market picks, researchers at the University of Illinois have found. August flash index of economic growth holds steady at July reading Sep 3, 2002 9:00 am8 views The University of Illinois Flash Index remained flat for the month of August with the same 95.4 reading of July. Monthly economic index suggests static state economy Oct 1, 2002 9:00 am8 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy held steady in October, latest data show Nov 1, 2005 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 106.9 last month, the same level as September. Flash Index of Economic Growth indicates gradual slowing Nov 2, 2000 9:00 am8 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in October to 102.8 from its 103.5 reading in September, suggesting that despite some ups and downs, the state is experiencing a gradual slowing of economic growth. Former National Labor Relations Board chair to deliver Derber Lecture Nov 28, 2011 2:30 pm8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy up slightly in December, latest data show Jan 3, 2006 9:00 am9 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in December to 106.6 from its 106.4 level in November. How would a gross receipts tax affect Illinois consumers? Jan 6, 2006 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... economist J. Fred Giertz Six Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals Jan 18, 2008 9:00 am9 views Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts say Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am9 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. UI Flash Economic Index continues its descent Feb 2, 2001 9:00 am9 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in January to 101.3 from its 101.8 reading in December. Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7 Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thomas J. Sargent, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois March 7 (Thursday). Scholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decision Feb 23, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David Rudovsky, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the spring lecture in the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Type of company pension determines security of payout to retirees Apr 26, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years. Conference to explore implementation of climate policy May 10, 2010 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty of the world's 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy rebounds, ending three-month slide Jun 1, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index ended its three-month slide, increasing to 106.2 from its 105.1 level in April. UI Flash Index marks 13th straight month of negative growth Jun 3, 2002 9:00 am9 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. U. of I. Flash Index up in May Jun 5, 2014 9:00 am9 views The U. of I. Flash Index rose slightly in May to 106.2 from its 106.0 level in April, reversing three months of decline. The index reached its post-recession peak in January, and then declined slightly each month until May. Throughout 2014, the index has stayed above 100, the dividing line between economic growth and contraction. Property-tax relief for elderly now freighted with political baggage Jun 13, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are property-tax relief programs for the elderly justified in an age of shrinking government revenues and scaled-back public services? Will President Obama's proposed changes to banking and financial market regulations prevent future financial meltdowns? Jul 2, 2009 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Charles Kahn, a finance and economics professor Flash Economic Index fell in June, raising issue of whether state economy is slowing Jul 3, 2000 9:00 am9 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. How safe are U.S. nuclear power plants? Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business and legal policy professor UI Flash Economic Index fell slightly in last month in a continued no-growth pattern Aug 1, 2001 9:00 am9 views 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates growth, albeit at slower pace Aug 1, 2006 9:00 am9 views The July University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained virtually unchanged, rising to 106.1 from its 106.0 reading in June. UI Flash Economic Index continues rise begun last month Aug 2, 2002 9:00 am9 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.4 from its 95.0 level in June. National Labor Relations board chair among keynote speakers at conference Sep 2, 2010 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy rises to highest level in nearly four years Oct 4, 2004 9:00 am9 views 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. Competing GOP tax plans renew debate about value of deductions Oct 27, 2011 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If a presidential election is looming, it's inevitable that the law many Americans love to hate - the federal income tax - will come under attack from candidates. While this election cycle is no different, two competing plans from GOP rivals renew an important public policy question: Why have tax deductions at all? UI Flash Economic Index surprisingly rose last month Nov 1, 2001 9:00 am9 views Surprisingly, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in October to 98.4 from 98.2 in September. UI Flash Index indicates slow recovery continuing Nov 4, 2010 9:00 am9 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. Where is the housing market headed for 2011? Dec 13, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... real estate market expert Geoffrey Hewings Flash Index indicates Illinois economy stuck in neutral Jan 2, 2003 9:00 am10 views The Illinois economy ended 2002 the same way it began - flat. Federal budget deal offers some welcome stability for research Feb 3, 2014 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Peter Schiffer, a professor of physics and the vice chancellor for research Experts to discuss finding work in a sour economy Feb 4, 2009 9:00 am10 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. Flash Index continues decline, drops to 97 Feb 5, 2009 9:00 am10 views Recession's grip on the Illinois economy tightened in January as the UI Flash Index fell to a reading of 97, the lowest recorded since October 2003. The index fell from its December level of 98.7 and is down from a reading of 103.6 just one year ago. Potentially risky loans helped ease recession, new research shows Mar 16, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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. UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of research Mar 28, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Penhoet, a biochemist and a former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, will give the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation April 4 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8 Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul M. Romer, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. April 8 (Thursday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign. IGPA plan endorsed by state's university presidents Apr 18, 2013 9:00 am10 views U. of I. President Bob Easter has joined 14 other state university presidents in endorsing an alternative pension plan for employees within the State Universities Retirement System. Book on landmark labor conflict earns national awards May 18, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that provides an insider's look at a touchstone U.S. labor conflict has earned two national awards.