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The 10 Democrats most likely to be the 2020 nominee, ranked

The first debates are coming. In just over a month — on June 26 and 27 in Miami, to be exact — the 2020 Democratic presidential race will begin in earnest with as many as 20 candidates debating over two nights. Until then, the race to be the Democratic nominee against President Donald Trump remains…MORE

Dow tumbles 300 points as trade war worries weigh on markets

The Dow fell more than 300 points Thursday as investors grow increasingly worried about the US-China trade war. Trade tensions have increased for several weeks as the United States and China both raised tariffs on each other’s goods, and the United States placed restrictions on US firms doing business with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Tech…MORE

UK did even worse at Eurovision than originally thought

The UK’s last-placed Eurovision entry scored even worse than previously thought, after its dismal tally of 16 points was revised down to 11. Michael Rice came bottom of the kitsch song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his song “Bigger Than Us,” but organizers heaped further humiliation on Britain after revising a number of scores.…MORE

Ayesha Curry doesn’t want you body shaming her baby

Celebrities have become somewhat used to people judging them, but Ayesha Curry was not here for it when it came to her 10-month-old son. It all started after Curry posted a family photo in honor of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals game which pitted her husband Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors against his…MORE

Betsy DeVos releases more data on student loan debt

The Education Department released new student loan data this week, as part of its plan to deal with student loan debt by giving individual consumers more information about what they’re likely to get for their money. The update to the College Scorecard website adds data from 2,100 programs that offer vocational certificates. It also breaks…MORE

Turn up office thermostats to improve women’s productivity, study suggests

Women often complain that the office temperature is too low — but it’s not just comfort that’s at stake. Researchers say women’s productivity may improve when the thermostat is set to warmer temperatures. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, raises “the stakes for the battle of the thermostat.” Previous research has…MORE

Here’s the worst-case scenario for the US-China trade war

It turns out trade wars are not short and not so easy to win, as President Donald Trump once tweeted. As the US-China trade war drags on, economists are sharpening their pencils, forecasting what a protracted trade war would cost. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns an escalation would hurt the US economy…MORE

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