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NPR: The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters

Movie theaters in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia have been open for months. But attendance remains low, not just because of public...

VOA: US Job Creation Beats Expectations While Unemployment Remains Above 6%

The U.S. economy created 379,000 jobs last month as the nation slowly reopens following coronavirus shutdowns.

NPR: Are The Simpsons Still Middle Class?

Back in 1989, the very first episode of The Simpsons aired on Fox. Since then, the Simpsons have become an iconic American...

CNN: Bitcoin is surging as an inflation hedge, but don’t count out gold either

New York (CNN Business)Inflation concerns have led to more volatility in the stock and bond markets of late. That should be good...

Reuters:One year into pandemic, sky begins to clear over U.S. economy

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite the U.S. economy’s near miss with a depression last year and an ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has...

Reuters:Wall Street jumps on J&J vaccine cheer, stimulus optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street’s major averages rose 1.5% on Monday as bond markets calmed after a month-long selloff, while encouraging updates on...

Reuters:Analysis: SPACs turn to ‘stonks’ as amateur traders take on more risk

The 32-year-old test prep business owner from Denver invested $100,000 in shares of veteran hedge fund manager Bill Ackman’s special purpose acquisition...

CNN: From ‘hoax’ to hope: Why March 2021 may be a turning point for the US

March 2020 never really ended. In those unforgettable days — March 11, 12, 13 — the great shutdown reached the US and...

CNN: Stocks are falling. But it’s not all bad news

London (CNN Business)A burst of anxiety is ricocheting across financial markets as Wall Street sets expectations for the next phase of the...

CNN: Mortgage rates are climbing. Don’t panic

This year may have kicked off with the lowest mortgage interest rates in history, but the record lows aren't going to last....

CNN: Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

New York (CNN Business)Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 workers this month and is planning to close more stores...

CNN: Housing market concerns begin to emerge

New York (CNN Business)The housing market is still red hot. But there are growing concerns about how much longer this strength can...

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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...