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The Five People (Not Named Trump or Biden) Who Loom Large Over the 2020 Race The Five People (Not Named Trump or Biden) Who Loom Large Over the 2020 Race
Wed, July, 8, 2020
The 2020 election is basically a choice between two presidential candidates: Donald Trump and Joe Biden. But James Pindell from The Boston Globe lists the five people not on the ballot who will have the greatest influence on the race.
NBA Increasing Mental Health Resources for Players During Season Restart NBA Increasing Mental Health Resources for Players During Season Restart
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today details the mental health resources that will be available to NBA players once they enter the Orlando bubble to resume the season.
Will the Facebook Ad Boycott Force the Social Media Giant to Change? Not Likely. Will the Facebook Ad Boycott Force the Social Media Giant to Change? Not Likely.
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Hundreds of companies have joined an advertising boycott of Facebook, trying to pressure the social media giant to more actively police hate speech and false content on its platform. But Nathan Bomey from USA Today explains why the pressure might not be enough to force Facebook to change.
Trump, Biden Offer Dramatically Different Visions of 'Normal' in America Trump, Biden Offer Dramatically Different Visions of 'Normal' in America
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Jerry Seib from The Wall Street Journal evaluates the Trump and Biden campaigns' opposing views on how to return the country to "normal."
Why Americans Are Buying More Boxed Wine During COVID-19 Why Americans Are Buying More Boxed Wine During COVID-19
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Before you buy another expensive bottle of wine, listen to this story from Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today. Boxed wine is cheaper, and people are buying a ton of it during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Diverse North Charleston, Where Most Police Are White, a Black Chief Tries to Bridge the Divide In Diverse North Charleston, Where Most Police Are White, a Black Chief Tries to Bridge the Divide
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Dan Frosch from The Wall Street Journal shares the story of Reggie Burgess, the Black police chief leading a mostly white police force in the diverse city of North Charleston, South Carolina.
How Universities Will Reinvent Themselves for the Better How Universities Will Reinvent Themselves for the Better
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Peter Morici, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, forecasts ways that universities will reinvent themselves to provide a full college experience via online learning this fall.
Trump and Biden Campaigns Shift Focus to Coronavirus as Pandemic Surges Trump and Biden Campaigns Shift Focus to Coronavirus as Pandemic Surges
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Yasmeen Abutaleb from The Washington Post examines how the Trump and Biden campaigns are refocusing their messaging about coronavirus as the pandemic grows into a prominent election topic.
How the New FICO Calculation Can Help You Borrow How the New FICO Calculation Can Help You Borrow
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Credit expert Paul Oster delves into the new calculation of your FICO credit score and how it can help you borrow money.
A Recovery That Started Out Like a 'V' Is Changing Shape A Recovery That Started Out Like a 'V' Is Changing Shape
Mon, July, 6, 2020
The economy experienced a steady recovery from mid-April to mid-June, but that progress has stalled over the last few weeks. Greg Ip from the Wall Street Journal analyzes the economy's "reverse square root" shape.
Sports Comebacks' Biggest Foe? Night Clubs. Sports Comebacks' Biggest Foe? Night Clubs.
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Pro sports leagues have set up detailed protocols to keep athletes safe while at the field or on the court. But Laine Higgins from the Wall Street Journal explains why the biggest obstacle to the return of sports is what athletes do during their free time.
Hardly Any At-Home Workers Have Returned to Their Normal Workplace Hardly Any At-Home Workers Have Returned to Their Normal Workplace
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Rick Newman from Yahoo Finance explores a striking coronavirus-related trend in the workplace: almost everybody is still working from home.
Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to 'Big Food' and Bad Habits? Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to 'Big Food' and Bad Habits?
Wed, June, 17, 2020
Many people used their free time during quarantine to bake sourdough or banana bread. But as author Michael Moss discusses, others binged on their favorite snacks, and Big Food noticed.
Political Groups Track Protestors' Cellphone Data Political Groups Track Protestors' Cellphone Data
Wed, June, 17, 2020
Emily Glazer from The Wall Street Journal explores how political groups are capitalizing on cellphone location data harvested from protest participants.
Beyond D.C., GOP Officials See Trump on Glide Path to Reelection Beyond D.C., GOP Officials See Trump on Glide Path to Reelection
Wed, June, 17, 2020
In spite of a sulking economy and dropping poll numbers, GOP officials are expressing confidence about President Trump's bid for reelection. David Siders from Politico explains why.
Coronavirus Recommendations Ignored as Case Numbers Rise Coronavirus Recommendations Ignored as Case Numbers Rise
Wed, June, 17, 2020
Lenny Bernstein from The Washington Post analyzes the reasons behind the still-rising number of coronavirus cases in America.
Pandemic Brings Out Kids' Sneaky Side: Forbidden Apps, Burner Phones Pandemic Brings Out Kids' Sneaky Side: Forbidden Apps, Burner Phones
Thu, June, 11, 2020
Julie Jargon from The Wall Street Journal looks into one interesting effect that coronavirus shutdowns are having at home: kids are going behind their parents' backs to access their technology and connect with their friends.
Essential Workers Are Losing Pay Because of Curfews, Looting Amid Protests Essential Workers Are Losing Pay Because of Curfews, Looting Amid Protests
Thu, June, 11, 2020
One of the adverse effects of the civil-rights protests sweeping the nation is being felt by essential workers, who are losing hours due to curfews and looting. Dalvin Brown from USA Today has the story.
Coronavirus Obliterated Best African-American Job Market on Record Coronavirus Obliterated Best African-American Job Market on Record
Thu, June, 11, 2020
Eric Morath from The Wall Street Journal explains the devastating impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the job market for African Americans.
"Defund the Police" Movement Divides Democrats, Disrupts Biden VP Derby
Thu, June, 11, 2020
Alex Swoyer from The Washington Times explores the divide that the Defund the Police movement has created among Democrats, as Kamala Harris and Val Demings-the leading candidates to become Joe Biden's vice president pick-take bolder stances than the candidate himself.
Should Racial Discrimination Training Be Required at the Workplace? Should Racial Discrimination Training Be Required at the Workplace?
Wed, June, 10, 2020
Labor and employment attorney Jonathan Bell explains why racial discrimination training should be implemented in the workplace.
Inside the Race to Map Coronavirus Inside the Race to Map Coronavirus
Wed, June, 10, 2020
Reid Wilson from The Hill explores the first-in-its-kind effort by public health officials to genetically map the new coronavirus as the virus mutates and spreads across the country.
Will Grocery Shopping Be Will Grocery Shopping Be "Normal" Post-Pandemic?
Wed, June, 10, 2020
Alexander Coolidge from The Cincinnati Enquirer forecasts the uncertain future supermarkets face as they adjust to a new normal amid coronavirus.
Did the Curfews Work? Experts Aren't So Sure. Did the Curfews Work? Experts Aren't So Sure.
Wed, June, 10, 2020
Charity Scott from The Wall Street Journal looks into the effectiveness of curfews employed by cities across the country to quell civil rights protests.
The U.S. Economic Slide Is Likely Bottoming Out, but a Recovery Could Take Years The U.S. Economic Slide Is Likely Bottoming Out, but a Recovery Could Take Years
Mon, June, 8, 2020
The surprisingly positive May jobs report is an encouraging sign as America recovers, but fully climbing out of the COVID-19 recession will likely take years. Heather Long from The Washington Post shares the big-picture outlook for the economy.