The post office in Nilwood, Ill., serves as an informal community center.
(Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)
March 19, 2013

Rural Post Offices in Crisis

The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a major cost-cutting effort. Along with the well-publicized end of Saturday delivery that may happen this year and consolidating major mail centers, there is another move that is hitting home in rural America.  


March 19, 2013

Court Backs Student in Textbook Copyright Case

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco and other businesses that trade in products made outside the U.S.


March 18, 2013

NYC Plan Would Keep Tobacco Products Out Of Sight

A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.


Monsanto President Brett  Begemann
(Monsanto)
March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


March 11, 2013

SEIU: ‘Incredible’ Support from Other U of I Unions

A spokesman for striking building and food service workers at the University of Illinois says members are getting a lot of backing from other unions. The three-day strike by SEIU Local 73 started at midnight Monday– and will go on until 12 a.m. Thursday. 


Shahid Khan will be the commencement speaker May 12.
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
March 05, 2013

U of I Alumnus Khan to Give Commencement Speech

University of Illinois alumnus and entrepreneur Shahid Khan has been chosen to give the commencement address on the Urbana campus May 12.


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