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AP: To stop parties, Airbnb won’t let some guests book homes

Airbnb will ban some younger U.S. guests from booking homes in their area as part of a continuing effort to crack down...

BBC: The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners

The agile hands of men who once made a living as pickpockets and robbers have been given another task in Peru's largest...

CNN: A huge Wendy’s and Pizza Hut franchisee just filed for bankruptcy

NPC International, the operator of 1,200 Pizza Hut and nearly 400 Wendy's restaurants in the United States, has filed for bankruptcy.

CNN: Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters

Two of the most classic pieces of Americana are coming together this summer: drive-in theaters and Walmart.Beginning in August, the retailer is converting 160...

CNN: US car sales just had their worst quarter since the Great Recession

Major automakers reported a more than 30% drop in US sales in the second quarter, the biggest plunge in sales since...

CNN: Tesla is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke

Elon Musk's electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S&P 500, including some iconic American companies.

CNN: Coca-Cola is shutting down Odwalla juice

Coca-Cola is shutting down the juice and smoothie brand Odwalla at the end of July.The company made the call "given a rapidly...

CNN: The coronavirus lockdown hit JCPenney even harder than we thought

JCPenney's financial situation in the months leading up to its bankruptcy filing was much worse than originally thought.The company Tuesday reported an operating loss...

BBC: George Floyd: US phone giant Verizon joins Facebook ad boycott

US telecoms operator Verizon has become the latest major company to pull advertising from Facebook platforms.

CNN: Why more states could legalize cannabis in 2021

Actionsby states to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana use and possession are fueling momentum for the broader movement to legalize cannabis...

BBC: US threatens tariffs on EU beer, gin and olives

The US has threatened new trade tariffs on beer, chocolate and olives from the European Union, as part of a long-running row...

CNN: Disney is postponing the reopening of Disneyland

Disney is delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company's flagship theme parks in California, the company said on...

Anouncement

[Illinois] Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial...

Research Park Offers FREE Technology Training Program, Application Now Open

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data...

[Illinois] Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants

Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or...

Urbana campus to open for fall instruction with COVID-19 safety precautions

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will open the fall semester with as much in-person instruction and residential occupancy...