Maxim released a list of the 9 most powerful leading women in business today. According to the publication, there will be an unprecedented number of women leading Fortune 500 companies in 2017. Previously, women consistently made up just 4.8% of CEO positions at these companies, per Fortune. In 2014, there were 24 women leading Fortune 500 companies, which was the record until this year.

  • Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube
  • Ursula Burns – American Chairperson and CEO of Xerox
  • Mary Barra – CEO and Chairperson of General Motors
  • Beth Comstock – Vice Chair of GE
  • Marillyn Hewson – Chairperson, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin
  • Safra Catz - Co-CEO of Oracle
  • Emma Walmsley – CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
  • Harriet Green – General Manager of IBM
  • Wendy Tan White – General Partner of Entrepreneur First

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 11,304,534 — Total deaths: 531,659 — Total recoveries — 6,111,195Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 2,841,124 — Total deaths: 129,689 — Total recoveries: 894,325 — Total tested: 34,858,427Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona hot spot near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineNew Jersey gov. wants national face mask requirement
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
2 hours ago - Sports

Sports return stalked by coronavirus

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Austin Meadows bumps elbows Friday during a workout at Tropicana Field. Photo: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports via Reuters

When MLB teams arrived at the ballpark this weekend for the first summer workouts of 2020, the comforting sounds of baseball brought smiles to players' faces.

Between the lines: Even the loudest crack of the bat couldn't mask the eerie silence or distract from the ever-present coronavirus threat.

2 hours ago - Health

239 scientists call on WHO to recognize coronavirus as airborne

People walk at the boardwalk in Venice Beach. Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

A group of 239 scientists in 32 countries is calling for the World Health Organization to revise its recommendations to account for airborne transmission as a significant factor in how the coronavirus spreads, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: The WHO has said the virus mainly spreads via large respiratory droplets that fall to the ground once they've been discharged in coughs and sneezes. But the scientists say evidence shows the virus can spread from smaller particles that linger in air indoors.