economics

Grain Glut
11:03 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Grain Glut Could Hurt Rural Economies, Keep Prices Low

Soybeans pile up at a grain elevator outside of Heartwell, Neb. Nationwide, farmers harvested record-breaking amounts of corn and soybeans in 2014. (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)
Credit (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)

American farmers grew more corn and soybeans in 2014 than ever before, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest crop production report.

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Bill Knight – March 20
11:38 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Pulling Few Punches on Economic Issues

Bill Knight

Christianity’s season of Lent is underway, a good time to sacrifice a little time to read Pope Francis’ book "The Joy of the Gospel.”

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Legislative Proposal
6:19 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Economics 101 for Illinois Lawmakers

Illinois legislators this year could be asked to vote on everything from changes to how the state taxes corporations to raising the minimum wage.  But Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said before they make decisions on issues that affect the economy, they should learn more about it.

Syverson is proposing lawmakers take an economics course every two years.

He thinks many legislators who have tried to do a good job are shocked by what he called the "horrendous results" of their decisions.

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