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NPR: Indicators of the Week! Interest Rates and Global Poverty

As we've been doing on Fridays, we have some new indicators of the week to share! Stacey and Cardiff each pick an...

NPR: The Covid Reset: A Chat With Constance Hunter

The U.S. economy has had to quickly adapt to the economic and public health conditions of the pandemic. Businesses and workers have...

NPR: ‘This Was Bad’: Retail Sales Suffer Big Chill In February Amid Stormy Weather

Retail sales fell 3% in February, according to the Commerce Department. That's the sharpest decline since the early months of the pandemic, and a...

NPR: Coronavirus Relief Bill Is A ‘Heavy Lift’ For Already-Strained IRS

The Biden administration says the first of the $1,400 direct payments, part of the big coronavirus relief package the president signed on...

NPR: Relief Act Means ‘A Good Night’s Sleep’ For Food Industry, Says NYC Restaurateur

Restaurants have been hit especially hard during the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 110,000 closing since March.

AP: EXPLAINER: What’s this craze for ‘NFTs’ all about, anyway?

LONDON (AP) — A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly...

NPR: Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan Set To Turbocharge U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is about to get a shot of its own. The $1.9 trillion relief package passed by...

BBC: Three reasons Biden’s Covid bill is a big deal

Back in 2010, then-Vice-President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama that congressional passage of sweeping Democrat-backed healthcare reforms was a "big f---ing...

NPR: Pandemic Aid Package Includes Some Relief From High Health Plan Premiums

As President Biden's pandemic relief package steams through Congress, Democrats have hitched a ride for a top health care priority: strengthening the...

NPR: Hold That Drill: Why Wall Street Wants Energy Companies To Pump Less Oil, Not More

Oil prices have risen sharply over the last few months. Normally, that's a recipe for a drilling frenzy from U.S. oil producers....

NPR: Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan Saturday, securing additional aid for American families, workers and businesses — and...

NPR: A Sign Of Hope After ‘Winter Hibernation’: Employers Add 379,000 Jobs

Hiring picked up steam in February as a winter wave of coronavirus infections eased and consumers spent more freely.

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[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...