opinion Brian Dickerson, Nancy Kaffer and Kim Trent Published 12:55 AM EDT Aug 1, 2019 It's Round 2 of the Detroit Democratic debates, and Detroit Free Press columnists Brian Dickerson, Nancy Kaffer and Kim Trent are glad there's not another one until September. Ten of the 20 Democratic candidates debating this week appeared Wednesday night: former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; businessman Andrew Yang; U.S. Sen. Booker, D-New Jersey; U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York; Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee. The other 10 candidates who met CNN's qualification appeared in Tuesday night's debate. [ Fact check from 2nd night of Detroit debates ] Here's more from Dickerson, Kaffer and Trent. Round 2, Night … [Read more...] about Detroit Democratic debates, Round 2: Winners and losers
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By: Merryn Somerset Webb 08/04/2019 Let me tell you something you probably don’t know: the UK pension system is in fabulous shape. Take a look at the 2018 Pension Markets in Focus report from the OECD. It’s full of relatively boring tables and charts, but one number jumps out – the UK has total pension assets worth just over 105% of its gross domestic product. This puts us near the top of the global pension savings league. The US, Canada, Australia and some Scandinavian countries also come in at over 100% (Denmark is, as in almost everything, the clear winner). But the rest of the world is an unfunded mess. France and Italy have funded pension assets of about 6% of GDP, for example, and Germany has only 7%. In another piece of good news, our absolute levels of pension assets have been rising rather faster than everyone else’s, up from 73% of GDP in 2007 to 105.3% now. The rise might slow a bit from here as we cut back on offering defined … [Read more...] about Don’t use your pension to buy a house
At 96, Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person to ever be awarded a Nobel Prize. Ashkin won half the 2018 prize in physics for his role in developing technology that makes very small beings “levitate” using only light. He did that work at Bell Labs in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. His discovery spurred the invention of optical tweezers, which have been used to stretch DNA and invent a life-saving malaria test, among other medical uses. But the Nobel Laureate says he’s not done inventing yet – his lifelong obsession with light has taken a recent turn toward solar energy. RUMSON, NEW JERSEY – Arthur Ashkin, the world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, favours comfort over style. When I met him in his New Jersey home, he was sporting a fleece-lined zip-up, corduroy pants, and fuzz-lined Crocs. The outfit makes sense for someone who spends a lot of time tinkering with new inventions in the basement. Ashkin, who’s 96 years old, has turned the bottom floor … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy
The pioneers who braved federal threats to create the legal cannabis market are least likely to benefit commercially when prohibition eventually ends. David Feldman Published 9:30 am CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Photo: Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images Photo: Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images Who Will be the Winners and Losers When Federal Cannabis Prohibition Ends? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Time to break out the bongs? Most analysts are predicting no longer whether, but when, cannabis will become federally legal for adult use in the United States, as it has in Canada, Uruguay and a … [Read more...] about Who Will be the Winners and Losers When Federal Cannabis Prohibition Ends?
Katie Canales, provided by Published 8:10 am CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Katie Canales/Business Insider On opposite sides of the US, In-N-Out and Shake Shack have earned names for themselves as go-to burger restaurants. So has Whataburger to the south. The Texas-based chain has even given more-upscale fast-food joints a run for their money. But how do the three burger restaurants compare? All three chains have a lot to offer, but Whataburger wins for a key reason: its perfect marriage of quality food and large portions. First up was Shake Shack, the fast-casual burger restaurant based in New York. Katie Canales/Business Insider Read more: I tried Shake Shack and In-N-Out side by side — and it's clear which one is better Shake Shack, which has been called the "In-N-Out of the East Coast," actually began as a hot-dog cart before officially launching operations in 2004. Katie Canales/Business Insider Source: Business Insider, Shake Shack We visited a location … [Read more...] about We compared In-N-Out, Shake Shack, and Texas favorite Whataburger — and the winner is clear