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The possible death of Black Friday

December 4, 2015

Consumers crave store bargains on Black Friday as much as they do the turkey and stuffing the day before. Or, at least, they used to until the shopping holiday began to lose its original excitement. According...

Faculty: minimum wage increase may improve economy

January 31, 2015

The Illinois Senate passed a bill last month to raise Illinois’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2019, which Tristan Coughlin, assistant professor of economics, said would be a step in the right direction. He...

Faculty: Jobs rise, wages stall

October 18, 2014

The U.S. has shown a decrease in unemployment the past month, currently at 5.9 percent, a six-year low, but paychecks haven't been growing, according to the AP. Michael Edmondson, associate vice president...

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