blog postsProposed bank tax targets revenge, not reform, economist saysJan 19, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed $90 billion tax on the nation's largest banks is more about revenge than regulation, a University of Illinois banking expert says.U. of I. Flash Economic Index now at highest level in eight yearsFeb 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Index surged ahead in January, rising to 107.1 from its 106.6 reading in December.Illinois Flash Index up slightly in JanuaryFeb 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views The Illinois economy began the first month of 2003 with a slight uptick in activity.Deal ending writers strike scores rare victory for unions, expert saysFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am0 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.Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am0 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).Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorismMar 1, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime.Expert: BP settlement right step, but won't curtail corporate greedMar 12, 2012 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -The recent settlement of claims by BP from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010 is a step in the right direction, but it won't solve the most pernicious problem of the entire debacle - corporate greed, says a University of Illinois expert in maritime law and corporate and government relations.UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of researchMar 28, 2006 9:00 am0 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.Labor balladeer to lecture and sing April 9Mar 30, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Noted labor balladeer Joe Glazer will deliver a lecture on music and labor organizing and sing some of his songs on April 9 (Monday) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.UI Flash Economic Index jumped to its highest level since AugustApr 3, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index jumped last month to its highest level since August.Flash Index of Illinois economy dips slightlyApr 3, 2008 9:00 am0 views A key indicator of the Illinois economy has dropped to its lowest level in more than three years. The UI Flash Index for March fell to 103.4 after rising the previous two months.Summer gasoline price surge unlikely, U. of I. expert saysApr 29, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gasoline prices could creep past $3 a gallon this summer, continuing a slow climb but still below record prices of just two years ago, a University of Illinois energy policy expert says.U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower paceMay 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.Conference to explore implementation of climate policyMay 10, 2010 9:00 am0 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.Seriously ill people cheated by ban on unapproved treatmentsMay 25, 2007 9:00 am0 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.Flash Index of Illinois economy rebounds, ending three-month slideJun 1, 2006 9:00 am0 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.U. of I. slates forum to examine economic downturnJun 3, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel of University of Illinois business experts will explore the roots, consequences and lessons of the nation's deepest economic collapse since the Great Depression during a June 13 forum in downtown Chicago.Illinois Flash Economic Index Remained Constant at 103.2Jun 5, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index showed no sign of a letdown in the month of May.Flash Index: Illinois economy continues slideJun 5, 2008 9:00 am0 views The UI Flash Index - first indicator of the state's economy each month - continued its downward trend in May, falling to 102.3. The index dropped five-tenths of a point from its reading in April and reached its lowest point since September 2004, when it was at 102.2.UI Flash Index rises slightly; slowdown is moderating, economist saysJul 1, 2002 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.0 from its 94.2 level in May.Flash Index of Illinois economy expanding, albeit at slower paceJul 3, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - June was an uneventful month for the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index. The index retreated to 106.0 from its 106.2 level in May.Illinois Flash Economic Index declines slightly last monthAug 1, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index declined slightly for the month of July to 102.6 from its 102.8 level in June.Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates growth, albeit at slower paceAug 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views The July University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained virtually unchanged, rising to 106.1 from its 106.0 reading in June.Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economiesAug 2, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.Princeton economist to lecture about global labor marketAug 25, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (Friday) at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.August flash index of economic growth holds steady at July readingSep 3, 2002 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Index remained flat for the month of August with the same 95.4 reading of July.Flash Index dips slightly; unemployment below 7 percentSep 4, 2014 9:00 am0 views The U. of I. Flash Index fell slightly in August to 106.0 from its 106.2 level in July. The index has fluctuated in this narrow range (106.0 to 106.2) for the past four months.'Modest slowdown' revealed in latest Flash Economic IndexSep 5, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The growth rate of the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month, giving further evidence of a modest slowdown in the Illinois economy, possibly the long awaited "soft landing."Flash Index of Illinois Economy rose moderately in AugustSep 5, 2006 9:00 am0 views The U. of I. Flash Index of the state economy moved up in August to 106.4 from its 106.1 reading in July.Princeton professor to deliver David Kinley Lecture in EconomicsSep 17, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A Princeton University professor who studies the global economy will be at the University of Illinois next month to talk about whether health and happiness could be rooted in prosperity.Lecture Monday on effects of three Central Illinois strikesSep 26, 2001 9:00 am0 views Champaign.Flash Index of Illinois economy unchanged, indicating strong growthOct 2, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for September remained unchanged from its August level at 106.4.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).Bankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing themOct 24, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If history is any guide, last year's changes to the bankruptcy law aimed at reducing individual bankruptcy filings may have the opposite effect - a long-term surge in personal filings, according to a study by a University of Illinois expert.How more immigrants might save Social SecurityOct 31, 2006 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Joseph Finnerty, who teaches at the College of BusinessFlash Index of Illinois economy fell slightly, indicating slowing of growthNov 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for October fell to 106.0 from its 106.4 level in September.Flash Index of Economic Growth indicates gradual slowingNov 2, 2000 9:00 am0 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.Nation's foremost African-American labor leader to speak WednesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association and the nation's foremost African-American labor leader, will speak Wednesday night (Nov. 20) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Flash Index of Economic Growth continues gradual slowingDec 1, 2000 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in November, giving fresh evidence that the Illinois economy is slowing.U. of I. Flash Index up sharply, sign of growing state economyDec 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for November increased strongly to 106.8 from its 106 level in October.Flash Index indicates Illinois economy continues to stallDec 3, 2002 9:00 am0 views The Illinois economy continues to be stalled.Flash Index indicates Illinois economy stuck in neutralJan 2, 2003 9:00 am1 views The Illinois economy ended 2002 the same way it began - flat.Flash Index of Illinois economy up slightly in December, latest data showJan 3, 2006 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in December to 106.6 from its 106.4 level in November.Importing medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar saysJan 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Importing prescription drugs from overseas, a plan advocated by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and many senior citizen groups, may lower the price of drugs, but poses serious safety risks, according to a University of Illinois scholar.U.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.