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Universal Basic Income: A Minute With U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno

The idea of universal basic income – that is, Uncle Sam paying everyone $10,000 per year – has come back in vogue among economists and policymakers. Robert Bruno is a

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The Obama Foundation Announces Architect Selection for Future Presidential Center

  Chicago, Illinois – The Obama Foundation announced that it has selected the architectural team of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with Polish Senator Anna Maria Anders

Washinton, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met June 21 with Senator Anna Maria Anders of Poland in his Capitol office to discuss the relationship between the United States

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Durbin: The Power of Our Political System Should Rest With the American People, Not the Wealthy Few

Fellow Illinoisans, Six years ago, the Supreme Court issued a far-reaching decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, permitting corporations to spend freely from their treasuries to influence elections.

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FTC Sending $9 Million to Consumers Who Bought Weight-Loss Supplements

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $9 Million to Consumers Who Bought Pure Health or Genesis Today Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $9

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Protect workers from heat illness with rest, water, shade

With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s for the next several days throughout the Midwest, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is reminding employers to protect workers that may

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FTC Charges Gold, Silver Investment Scheme with Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission charged a nationally advertised gold and silver marketing operation with bilking millions from consumers. Defendants allegedly failed to deliver orders as promised. The FTC seeks to

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New MacArthur Competition to Award $100 Million to Help Solve a Critical Problem of Our Time

A new competition launched today will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s

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Marketplace lending leads off FTC FinTech series

Looking for a loan? For consumer of marketplace lending is changing the face of credit. Mark your calendar for June 9, 2016, when the FTC kicks off its FinTech series

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Ukraine Caucus Statement on Savchenko Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Ukraine Caucus co-chairs Sander Levin (D-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and caucus members Ryan Costello (R-PA), Rosa DeLauro(D-CT), Robert Dold (R-IL), Dan Lipinski

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Federal student tax? No such thing

Imposters posing as IRS agents are trying to trick college students into paying a “federal student tax” – a tax that doesn’t even exist. Students from many colleges are telling

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2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Start a Career – WalletHub Study

With graduation ceremonies commencing and employers planning to hire 11 percent more college grads in 2016 than in 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best

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Facts for Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016. History and U.S. Census Bureau Statistics

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving

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Rep. Lipinski Leads Fight Against a Change to China’s Economic Status That Would Lead to Devastating American Job Losses

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is leading a bipartisan group of more than 50 members of Congress in urging the Obama Administration to stop China from being granted market economy status

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How American Jobs are Outsourced says Senator Durbin in his address

Fellow Illinoisans, last week, less than a week after the H-1B visa application period opened, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the annual cap for H-1B visas.

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FTC: Identity theft target turns the tables

I admit it; when my email inbox is full, my eyes may drift past some messages. But my co-worker’s story has motivated me to pay better attention. She noticed an

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The FTC’s Debt Collection Hall of Shame has some new inductees

Exceptionally talented sports legends, musicians, and actors all have something in common – halls of fame. At the other end of the spectrum are banned debt collectors. They, too, get

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FTC takes down Ideal Financial’s fraud network

Patience is a virtue. So is persistence. Three years ago, the FTC temporarily halted a sophisticated scheme run by Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc. that defrauded millions of consumers out of

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Gutiérrez on SCOTUS immigration case

Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) commented on the filing of an amicus brief supporting the U.S. government’s position in the United States v. Texas case about whether