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2:12 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
The Democratic presidential hopefuls finally talked about age — but they barely scratched the surface Avoiding conversations about these topics is ‘dangerous’Avoiding conversations about these topics is ‘dangerous’
2:09 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Livability
The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019 Go to school and stay for good — these towns have it allFrom academics to job opportunities to fun things to do, these college towns come out on top.
11:44 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Andrew Yang says $1,000 a month for every American will create a ‘trickle-up economy’ — here’s what 2020 Democrats say about universal basic income Candidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be betterCandidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be better.
10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Toxic PCB lights are likely still in schools despite being banned 40 years ago Light ballasts containing PCP oil were banned over concerns they could cause cancer and other illnessesLight ballasts containing PCP oil were banned over concerns they could cause cancer and other illnesses.
7:37 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Kerry Hannon
Cities and states are putting out the welcome mat for remote workers It’s getting easier to work remotely and live low costThere are new ways to work remotely, save money and reduce stress.
4:26 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This is the most affordable housing market for buyers with student debt Americans’ student debt adds up to twice the value of all homes on the market Americans’ student debt adds up to twice the value of all homes on the market.
10:52 a.m. Oct. 15, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Some Democratic presidential hopefuls are angling for the vice president slot — a gambit that rarely pays off 2020 Democrats also aim for cabinet posts, pundit gigs, book deals and building donor networks for future campaignsIt’s rare for a major party’s presidential nominee to choose a primary opponent as a running mate. In the past 40 years, it only has happened three times
10:40 a.m. Oct. 15, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Democratic debate tonight features a surging Elizabeth Warren and a recuperating Bernie Sanders Expert says Joe Biden must show he’s ‘vigorously able to take it to Donald Trump’ in this first debate since the impeachment inquiry was launchedTuesday’s Democratic presidential debate will have a significantly different backdrop than prior ones. Warren is now challenging Biden for the front-runner label, Sanders is facing health questions, and an impeachment effort is in full swing.
5:24 a.m. Oct. 15, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
As Esther Duflo wins the Nobel Prize in economics, here’s the uphill battle women face in the field Duflo won the award alongside fellow economists Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer.Duflo won the award alongside fellow economists Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer.
11:03 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Brett Arends
These two maps show how the trade war with China is hurting ‘Trump country’ New study finds tariffs are taking their toll in battleground Midwestern statesNew study finds tariffs are taking their toll in battleground Midwestern states.
2:26 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Economists who study poverty win Nobel PrizeThe 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
9:09 a.m. Oct. 12, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Watch Elizabeth Warren’s response to a gay-marriage question bring down the house This was the front-running Democratic presidential candidate’s response when asked about traditionalists who hold that marriage is only possible ‘between one man and one woman’ This was the Democratic presidential candidate’s response when asked about marriage being “between one man and one woman”
7:53 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
The future of Social Security impacts almost every person in America. Why aren’t the presidential candidates talking about it? What the candidates are saying — or not saying — about Social SecurityWhat the candidates are saying — or not saying — about Social Security
10:27 p.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - By Bruce Golding
Elizabeth Warren now leads Joe Biden in five of seven national pollsThe Massachusetts lawmaker even edged out Biden by 0.2 percentage points — 26.6 to 26.4 — in the Real Clear Politics national average at one point this week, before Biden took back a 27.8-26 lead with the help of a new Fox News poll released Thursday night.
6:12 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Meet the lawyer who had $38,000 in student debt forgiven — he’s one of just 5% of people who did it At one point in the process, Jeffrey Morgan discovered only about half of the payments he’d made since consolidating his loans qualified towards forgivenessAt one point in the process, Jeffrey Morgan discovered only about half of the payments he’d made since consolidating his loans qualified towards forgiveness.
7:56 a.m. Oct. 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes Juul and hundreds of smaller companies are at the center of a political backlash that threatens to sweep e-cigarettes from store shelves nationwide Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. Today politicians scramble to address two separate public health crises tied to vaping: underage use among teenagers and a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung ailment that has affected more than 1,000 people.
8:19 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Ryan Lane
4 ways to supplement your college financial aid There are always unexpected costsIf your financial aid won’t cut it, here are some ways to get more money for school.
1:24 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Many colleges are now offering degrees in esports Schools in the U.S. and U.K. are launching programs designed to capitalize on the booming industry’s need for skilled professionalsSchools in the U.S. and U.K. are launching programs designed to capitalize on the booming industry’s need for skilled professionals.
9:33 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Brett Arends
These ‘smart pajamas’ will track your breathing, heart rate and sleep patterns Sleep-monitoring slumberwear is coming soon, say scientistsSleep-monitoring slumberwear is coming soon, scientists say.
12:00 p.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump’s hatred for windmills looms over one of the nation’s fastest-growing energy sources Trump said last Spring that turbine noise ‘causes cancer,’ a claim that was immediately debunked by the American Cancer SocietyThe Interior Department surprised wind industry supporters in August when it said it was withholding approval for the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind project, a $2.8 billion complex of giant turbines.
5:20 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
This map shows the easiest place to live car-free in America — and, surprisingly, it’s not New York City Coastal areas and college towns offer the best prospects for life without an automobile, according to CityLabCoastal areas and college towns are the easiest places to live without owning an automobile.
12:50 p.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
These charts show the shocking number of high school and college students who vape Twelve deaths and 805 cases of vaping-related breathing illness were confirmed by the CDC this weekTwelve deaths and 805 cases of vaping-related breathing illness were confirmed by the CDC this week.
5:25 a.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Barrons.com
Harvard Gains 6.5% in Tough Year for Endowments College endowments are now reporting investment returns for the fiscal year ended in June, and they’re getting beat by the S&P 500, which gained more than 10% in the same period.
5:50 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Warren leads Biden in new Quinnipiac poll First time a candidate other than Biden has lead in a Quinnipiac primary pollDemocratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has support of 27% of Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic in a new Quinnipiac University national poll, topping rival Joe Biden’s 25%.
5:59 a.m. Sept. 23, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. colleges see steep decline in students from China Many colleges have reported a drop of one-fifth or more for this fall Many colleges have reported a drop of one-fifth or more for this fall.
1:26 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019 - By Jonathan Burton
Workers would get money and voting power under this radical profit-sharing idea Dividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widensDividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widens.
6:50 p.m. Sept. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
How Opioid Lawsuits Could Hurt Investors Litigation against health-care companies is reaching a critical juncture. Investors need to rethink their exposure to the drug supply chain.
5:54 a.m. Sept. 20, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Three fund managers may soon control nearly half of all corporate voting power, researchers warn Actively managed funds have had outflows for the past four years straight, while index funds have gainedIndex funds managed by three firms will soon control more than one-third of all corporate voting shares, according to a research paper.
5:49 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump names hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser The announcement comes a week after Trump ousted John Bolton from the national security adviser’s post, citing policy disagreementsThe announcement comes a week after Trump ousted John Bolton from the national security adviser’s post, citing policy disagreements.
2:22 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Signs of progress reported between GM, striking workers Health care remains a sticking point as GM looks to cut costsContract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
8:35 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Felicity Huffman’s 11th-hour letter to judge contained one glaring omission about her role in the college-admissions scandal The ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying to improve her daughter’s SAT scoresThe ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying to improve her daughter’s SAT scores.
7:58 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Opioid maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement Company will pay up to $12 billion in tentative deal with statesPurdue Pharmaceuticals, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin has filed for bankruptcy days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.
12:06 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Democratic candidates call for Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment after new allegation N.Y. Times report finds more evidence of one sexual misconduct allegation at Yale, and evidence of a new oneAt least three Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
9:23 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
The No. 1 university in America now comes with a total sticker price of over $293,000 Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Yale are among the top schools in U.S. News’ new rankingPrinceton, Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Yale are among the top schools in U.S. News’ new ranking.
5:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Here’s how Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax could hit the fortunes of Bezos, Gates and Buffett Democratic White House contender’s plan would help fund student-loan forgiveness Some of the richest businesspeople in the U.S. could be much less rich today if Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax had been in place.
11:55 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Poll: 64% of Americans don’t like Trump’s climate policies The Trump administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and pushed for more coal useThe Trump administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and pushed for more coal use.
6:06 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Michael Smyer
Your guide to a top issue in the 2020 election: climate change What it is, what can be done about it, and what role it plays in the electionMany voters have questions about it; here are answers to help you assess what you hear from the candidates.
5:04 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Read this before allowing your kids to go anywhere near a computer YouTube was fined $170 million for allegedly collecting children’s data. It did not admit any wrongdoingYouTube was fined $170 million for allegedly collecting children’s data. It did not admit any wrongdoing.
3:10 p.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - Associated Press
Head of MIT’s Media Lab resigns over ties to Jeffrey Epstein Joi Ito tried to conceal extend of fundraising relationship, report foundThe director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school’s president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
7:19 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - Barrons.com
How a Small-Cap Fund Weeds Out the Worst Stocks Bob Bergson, manager of the Northern Small Cap Core fund, uses a factor-based approach to give investors exposure to the broader small-cap universe—minus the worst of the worst.
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