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BBC: Coronavirus: Hit to global economy ‘will be less than expected’ in 2020

The damage to the global economy this year will be less than previously expected, but still "unprecedented", a leading international body says.

NPR: People Are Spending More On Furniture, Clothes, Restaurants And Bars

U.S. shoppers spent more prudently in August and retail sales grew a tepid 0.6%compared to July, as tens of millions of unemployed...

CNN: At Amazon’s new ‘Luxury Stores,’ you can’t buy anything unless you’re invited

Amazon is launching high-end fashion luxury stores -- but if you want to buy anything, chances are you'll need to get in...

BBC: Asia sees first regional recession in 60 years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says the Covid-19 pandemic has pulled the region's developing economies into recession. It is...

CNN: Taco Bell is now selling its own custom wine

There's tons of cheese on Taco Bell's menu, so a wine to pair with it is a natural next step.Taco Bell is debuting its own custom...

CNN: Senators demand recalls after CNN report finds Amazon’s own products are being flagged as fire hazards

Three senators are demanding the recall of any hazardous products branded with Amazon's name after a CNN investigation found that dozens of...

BBC: Lululemon lampooned for ‘resist capitalism’ post

Lululemon, known for its £128 yoga leggings, is facing mockery on social media for promoting an event about "decolonising gender" and how...

AP: Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer...

AP: Bargain chain Century 21 to shut down after nearly 60 years

Century 21 Stores — a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes, cosmetics and housewares for...

CNN: Amazon is hiring 33,000 new employees with an average compensation package worth $150,000

Amazon announced it will hold a Career Day on September 16 that is open to everyone seeking a job.Amazon's (AMZN) Career Day will include...

CNN: Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous — melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Many are still on the...

When firefighters arrived at Austin Parra's home on January 12, 2017, they could see smoke and the charred remnants of an office...

NPR: Amid A Deep Recession, Outdoor Equipment Is Flying Off The Shelves

Heather Larson has enjoyed kayaking for several years. Before the pandemic, she'd often rent a kayak for the weekend and ride it...

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...