blog postsZoning restrictions also a key factor in foreclosure crisis, scholar saysMar 28, 2013 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldn't 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.Yahoo's CEO might not like it, but telecommuting benefits both employers and employeesMar 4, 2013 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administrationWould replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1311 views Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig GundersenWould a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality?Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm902 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am916 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.Workplace arbitration becoming more costly for employersSep 14, 2005 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the wake of a 1991 court decision, a growing number of companies require employees to submit workplace disputes to an arbitrator.Workers the ones getting hosed at Chicago car washes, new study saysOct 16, 2012 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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 a University of Illinois labor expert.Workers in collective bargaining states subsidize low-wage earners in right-to-work statesAug 28, 2014 9:00 am196 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.Wohlers Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21Sep 18, 2000 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill., -- The Commerce West Building will be renamed Wohlers Hall in a ceremony Thursday in recognition of a $6 million gift from Albert H. and Jane Wohlers.With home prices sliding, is real estate still a good investment?Nov 14, 2007 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Geoffrey Hewings, the director of the university's Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryWill you go shopping on Thanksgiving Day? Will you have to work?Nov 20, 2014 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno is a professor of labor and employment relationsWill the next economic bust be caused by student loans?May 15, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationWill regulating e-cigarettes be good for public health?May 10, 2016 11:15 am301 views A Minute With…™ Julian Reif, expert in health care economicsWill produce prices rise following Florida freeze, Chilean earthquake?Mar 25, 2010 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor John MasiunasWill President Obama's proposed changes to banking and financial market regulations prevent future financial meltdowns?Jul 2, 2009 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Charles Kahn, a finance and economics professorWill newly required calorie info on menus affect your choices?Dec 11, 2014 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Brenna Ellison, a professor of agricultural and consumer economicsWill NBA owners lock out their players?Jun 28, 2011 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Williamson to give David Kinley LectureOct 11, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jeffrey G. Williamson, an economist at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois on Oct. 26 (Friday).Will ending Saturday letter deliveries save 'snail mail?'Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Seung-Hyun Hong, a professor of economicsWill 2011 be the year of the global food crisis?Jan 26, 2011 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Darrel Good, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics Why we haven't seen the last of the fast-food workers' strikesSep 23, 2013 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Steven Ashby, a professor of labor and employment relationsWhy the federal budget is not like your family budgetAug 15, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Anne Villamil a professor of economics and of financeWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am1862 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political scienceWhy legalizing gambling on professional sports is a bad ideaSep 11, 2014 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... John Kindt, a professor emeritus of business and legal policyWhy 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 FinanceWhy is raising the debt ceiling a key to stabilizing the economy?Jul 1, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... J. Fred Giertz, a professor of economicsWhy food insecurity still hasn't decreased in the U.S.Sep 24, 2015 8:45 am432 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. agricultural economist Craig GundersenWhy employers, employees should frequently discuss ethicsFeb 25, 2013 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... C.K. Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business administrationWhere is the housing market headed for 2011?Dec 13, 2010 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... real estate market expert Geoffrey HewingsWhen should you shop to find the best holiday bargains?Nov 24, 2008 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... U. of I. marketing expert Cele OtnesWhen should a seriously ill CEO reveal their illness to shareholders?Sep 8, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... business professor Ruth V. AguileraWhen are you likely to feel the effects of the budgetary stalemate in Springfield?Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am337 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWhat to expect in Illinois' general election for governorSep 16, 2013 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWhat'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 McMillenWhat's the danger in putting the state lottery online?Jan 9, 2012 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policyWhat's the danger in putting the state lottery online?Apr 3, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policyWhat's the best use of your federal tax rebate?Apr 21, 2008 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... finance professor Don FullertonWhat's next for pension reform in Illinois?May 21, 2015 12:15 pm874 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expertWhat’s in a name? For young Chinese consumers and foreign brands, it’s about culture mixingOct 3, 2016 9:15 am1212 views Younger, more cosmopolitan Chinese consumers tend to favor brand translations that keep both the sound and the meaning of the original name, says U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli.What role should government play in regulating payday loans?Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am28 views A Minute With™...What might an overhauled income tax code look like?Dec 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... tax policy expert Richard L. KaplanWhat effect will Japan's disasters have on the global economy?Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Joseph L.C. Cheng, a professor of businessWhat are the implications for agriculture under a proposed climate bill?Nov 26, 2009 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... agricultural economist Madhu KhannaWaning economy, increasing numbers of lawyers fuel litigation in JapanJul 21, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a cliché that has outlasted its value - the picture of Japan as a culturally harmonious country whose inhabitants value peace and consensus over the clash of lawsuits and lawyers.Veteran UI professor named interim dean of business schoolJul 24, 2000 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- William R. Bryan, a veteran University of Illinois finance professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration, effective Aug. 1.Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionadosNov 12, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that "vegetables and fruit are good for you," according to a study by a nutritional expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U.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?Using science in classroom on behalf of a cause predates 'intelligent design'Oct 28, 2005 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The effort to teach "intelligent design" in public schools is not the first time that "science" has been enlisted for a cause in the classroom, according to a University of Illinois legal scholar.U.S. forest management policy must evolve to meet bioenergy targetsJun 13, 2013 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In order to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy, forest management policy in the U.S. must change to address environmental sustainability issues, according to an article by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law.U.S. firms a role model for fair hiring standards, study saysJul 7, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.