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WH report says economy accelerated under Trump

By JOSH BOAK | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House report says the U.S. economy is growing faster than expected, even though the annual gains of 3% that President Donald Trump promised to voters have yet to be achieved.The annual economic report of the president released...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

German unemployment rate climbs above 5% in January

January 30, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's jobless rate climbed above 5% in January, pushed higher largely by seasonal factors while also reflecting slower growth in Europe's biggest economy, official data showed Thursday.The unadjusted unemployment rate, the headline...

DeKalb’s unemployment rate slowly stabilizes

By Amelia E. Cruz | April 16, 2013

The unemployment rate in the DeKalb area is slowly stabilizing even though there has been a decrease in job opportunities, according to an Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesman. Greg Rivara said he can tell there has been a decrease in...

Life is all about perspective

By Holly New | November 27, 2012

I am a wealthy individual. Between the three jobs that I juggle, I bring in about $16,000 annually. I barely exceed the poverty line—in the U.S., that is. But what defines poverty depends on where we are talking about. According to a BBC News interactive...

Romney is the business-saavy, economic choice

By Holly New | November 6, 2012

First of all, Romney holds a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. And despite scrutiny, his development of Bain Capital has lead to a very successful business, demonstrating that he has the business experience...

Theory of higher education doesn’t match reality

By Linze Griebenow | February 13, 2012

College students are in a perpetual state of motivational fatigue, and with good reason.The current political, economical and social climates serve as the perfect breeding ground for an anomic crisis, a constant state of feeling adrift and unsure. From...

College students need a bailout too!

By Aaron Brooks | September 20, 2011

Growing up, we were told that to make it in this world we needed to get a college degree. So, we studied hard in high school and were willing to take on substantial debt to satisfy our end of the promise of a better life.Unfortunately, for at least a...

Unemployment rate falling in DeKalb

By Meghan Harms | February 16, 2011

The economy in DeKalb is getting better, but we still have work to do. The unemployment rate in DeKalb dropped to 8.22 percent in December 2010, which is down from a high of 11.65 percent in January 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Employment...

Raising taxes in Illinois will only lead to more problems

Raising taxes in Illinois will only lead to more problems

By Portia Kerr-Newman | February 9, 2011

No person in their right mind would agree that the state of Illinois' idea to raise taxes was logical. Personal taxes were already 3 percent, according to a recent article by the Christian Science Monitor. The 66 percent tax increase will only make it...

Quinn signs new tax credit law

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | August 31, 2010

In another attempt by Illinois to combat high unemployment rates, Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law a new tax credit aimed at assisting small businesses. The "Illinois Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit" allows eligible small businesses...