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Christopher Henkel graduated from NIU in 1991 and now owns an IT business.

Alumnus credits his success in the IT industry to university resources

By Julio Ceja | February 1, 2022

DeKALB — Christopher Henkel, owner of IT Lighthouse in Naperville, started his career at NIU in 1987 as an accounting major and graduated in 1991 with an economics degree. An IT internship through university resources is what set his career path in...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the...

Facebook’s influencers nod shows murky side of campaign ads

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and AMANDA SEITZ | February 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's green light for political campaigns to pay prominent social media users to spread their messages is highlighting the difficulties around setting rules for the fast-changing world of online political campaigning.The company's...

Newtown families in lawsuit get access to shooter’s computer

February 13, 2020

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting will have access to the shooter's computer as part of their lawsuit against gun maker Remington.A state Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Connecticut, signed off...

Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

By TALI ARBEL and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | February 13, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — McClatchy, the publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay off debt while revenue shrinks because more readers and advertisers are going...

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

By PAUL WISEMAN, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, and DAVID KOENIG | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis.As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness...

Global stock turn higher as investors watch virus impact

By JOE McDONALD | February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak.Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for...

World stock markets retreat ahead of US jobs report

By JOE McDONALD | February 7, 2020

Global stock markets retreated Friday ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report and after France and Germany reported weak factory data.Investors also continued to monitor the impact on businesses of the virus outbreak in China.Germany's DAX lost 0.6% to...

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

By JOE McDONALD | February 6, 2020

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports.Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all declined. Tokyo was flat. Major Asian markets jumped more than 2% on Thursday after...

Asian shares up on China efforts despite virus worries

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 4, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 23,330.11 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX...

Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome of Monday's Iowa caucuses.“After...