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NPR: Inflation is red hot, soaring to 6.8% in November, the highest in nearly four decades

If you think your grocery bill has gone through the roof this year, you can appreciate what's happened to Cameron Mitchell.

REUTERS: Cryptocurrencies post net inflows last week, but outflows seen on Friday – CoinShares

Cryptocurrency products and funds received $184 million in net inflows as of last week, data from digital asset manager CoinShares showed on...

VOA: China Evergrande Braces for Debt Deadline after Doubting Ability to Pay

After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property...

NPR: If you want your holiday package to arrive on time, here are the deadlines to know

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and while the holiday season may have snuck up on some of us, that...

VOA: Deadlines Loom for US Congress to Act on Budget, Defense Spending

U.S. lawmakers have a busy month ahead as they face deadlines for major budget and defense actions, and what Democrats are hoping...

VOA: Biden Seeks to Ease High Prices of Gas, Goods

As Americans face high prices in stores and at the gas pump, President Joe Biden says he is taking key steps to...

NPR: The U.S. emergency oil stash is in the spotlight as gas price surge. What to know

A recent surge in gasoline prices has left President Biden scrambling for options to do something about it.

NPR: The fossil fuel industry turned out in force at COP26. So did climate activists

You might think the fossil fuel industry would steer clear of the United Nations climate summit. After all, fossil fuels have driven...

VOA: As Prices for Goods and Services Rise Worldwide, Inflation Feels Less ‘Transitory’

Consumers around the globe face higher prices for a wide variety of everyday purchases, as supply chain problems bedevil markets for all...

REUTERS: Canada formally invokes 1977 pipeline treaty with U.S. over Line 5 dispute

Canada on Monday formally invoked a 1977 treaty with the United States to request negotiations over Enbridge Inc's (ENB.TO) Line 5 oil pipeline, which...

AP: 5 Ways US Debt Default Would Echo Through Global Economy

U.S. lawmakers have less than three weeks to avert a default on the country's sovereign debt by raising the limit on the...

REUTERS: Analysis: From chips to ships, shortages are making inflation stick

Soaring gas prices, staff shortages, a lack of ships -- price pressures globally may be picking up faster than anticipated, challenging the...

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[Urbana] Check out the new sculpture at Meadowbrook Park!

Be sure to head out to Meadowbrook Park and the Timpone Family Tree Grove, and check out Suzi's Garden.  The sculpture was fabricated...

[Champaign] RESTAURANT WEEK

JAN 28 - FEB 5The Champaign County Area Restaurant Week is back! Discover local flavors at over 25 restaurants across the county...

[Urbana] Free injury screenings this winter and spring

Have nagging pain? Tweak something shoveling snow or working out? You have the chance to get a free injury...

[Champaign] ALL ABOUT MOVIES

AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE January Is All About Movies at the Virginia Theatre. Here's what you can catch on...