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NPR: Dow Plunges 943 Points; Steep Sell-Off Is Triggered By Fears Of More Lockdowns

Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as a spike in coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe is raising the prospect of...

CNN: A year ago, this company had 750 customers. Today it has 6,000

Subscription services can bear a resemblance to the story of Goldilocks: Sometimes you end up with way too much of what you...

NPR: Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double

The pandemic is driving a major boom in the housing market that's breaking all kinds of records and exposing a very uneven...

NPR: Air Travel High: TSA Screens 1 Million For 1st Time Since March

How's this for an October surprise? Despite a significant rise in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country, it appears that...

Reuters: Wall Street closes higher on U.S. stimulus hopes, gold spikes and dollar drops

International stocks rose on Friday, with all three major Wall Street indexes posting weekly gains as investors grew more hopeful the U.S....

CNN: The pandemic could push 150 million more people worldwide into ‘extreme poverty’

The pandemic is upending more than two decades of progress on reducing extreme poverty around the globe — and estimates of how many people...

CNN: Americans feel better about the economy now than at any point during the pandemic

Six months into the pandemic, Americans are beginning to feel much better about the economic recovery. Consumer confidence soared to its highest level...

CNN: Home sales reach a 14-year high in August, with prices hitting a new record

Home sales surged to a 14-year high in August as record low interest rates brought homebuyers out in droves and pushed prices to a...

Reuters: U.S. median income hit record in 2019, Census data shows

U.S. median household income hit a record high in 2019 and the poverty rate fell, according to a government survey released...

AP: Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of...

CNN: Investors love stocks because there’s nowhere else to go

If you're asking why US stocks just hit an all-time high in the middle of a pandemic that's triggered the sharpest recession in...

BBC: US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March.

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[Urbana] Winter is Here – Fun Ways to Celebrate the Season With Your Dog

What do you do when there is snow outside and your dog needs exercise? Canine15.com offers some suggestions. There are lots of...

[Champaign] PSA: COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Champaign County. Visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to learn about how the vaccine...

[Champaign] Restaurant Week 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our local restaurants need your support more than ever. In order to safely support our restaurants this winter,...

[Illinois] KRANNERT CENTER PRESENTES SCOTT SILVEN’S THE JOURNEY

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