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Snow on the NIU campus
With the unseasonably frigid air this week, memories resurfaced of last winter’s biting cold, brought on by the dreaded polar vortex. But as NIU climatologist David Changnon points out, it’s not simply the cold that makes us miserable. Changnon, who has been studying the impacts of last winter for an upcoming publication, can describe the...
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Business, education and faith leaders, including NIU President Doug Baker and former trustee Manny Sanchez, will gather at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, for a morning forum to urge movement on common sense immigration reform. The event at NIU-Naperville continues the growing chorus of bipartisan voices from across the state of Illinois calling on the...
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With Election Day less than a month away, television is filled with talking heads spreading the conventional wisdom of what a Republican or Democrat president might mean for the economy. But when it comes to the relationship between presidential politics and the behavior of the financial markets, a group of business researchers says that conventional...
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In Washington, D.C. … Now that Congress and the president have agreed to a plan to reduce spending and the federal deficit, we are awaiting the details of which federal programs will be reduced and by how much. Congress is on a four-week recess, returning after Labor Day. THE MOST IMMEDIATE REACTION to the recent...
Khan Mohabbat
The U.S. stock market took a beating Thursday, and investors’ jitters have some justification — but perhaps only in the short term, according to Khan Mohabbat, a professor of economics at Northern Illinois University. “Investors certainly are worried a great deal about where to put their money right now,” Mohabbat says. Among the key reasons...
Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
In Springfield … Illinois House and Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday, July 20, seeking to invalidate the redistricting maps approved this Spring by the Illinois General Assembly on the grounds that the maps: Violate the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 because African-Americans and Latinos have not been provided a “fair...
Chicago, Ill – The energy industry is a powerful engine in the Illinois economy, directly or indirectly producing 150,000 jobs and creating $80 billion in economic output, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation. The study shows how important it is for Illinois to retain and attract well-paying energy jobs....