Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories:
There’s some scientific truth to ‘happy wife, happy life’
Having an optimistic partner can stave off cognitive decline, research suggests.
What your real estate agent won’t tell you about buying a home near water
5 things to know about flooding and rising sea levels before spending any money.
The ‘double pay penalty’ that many Asian-American and Pacific Islander women experience
Feb. 11 is Asian American/Pacific Islander Equal Pay Day.
More Americans feel confident about taking on debt — here’s why they should exercise caution
That could change with the new FICO credit score model.
Two years after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — who are the winners and the losers?
There’s a disconnect between who actually benefited from the TCJA and who thinks they benefited.
I am 34, have $500K, own several properties and plan to retire by 40. My girlfriend bought a Mercedes — and says my savings will be enough for both of us
‘Am I being overly protective of my financial goals, or is she out of line for expecting to enjoy the benefits without making the sacrifices?’
5 ways these Girl Scouts selling cookies outside of a marijuana dispensary are marketing geniuses
One troop sold 230 boxes in four hours. Another scout sold more than 300 boxes in under six hours.
‘We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby.’ Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar speech will be welcomed by America’s growing army of vegans
Dairy milk sales have fallen by $1 billion.
T-Mobile-Sprint merger clears hurdle — NY AG says it’s ‘a loss for every American who relies on their cell phone’
Opponents of the tie-up argued that the deal would reduce competition and cause higher prices for subscribers.
Women’s salaries are growing faster than men’s because they hold more high-skill jobs
Women now hold more jobs in fields where ‘fundamental’ skills like critical thinking and negotiating are essential.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Your next president: Donald Trump Jr.?
Donald Trump Jr., who was just coming off a campaign stop for his father in New Hampshire, visited “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning. He had plenty to say.
Job openings in the U.S. fall to 2-year low — ‘not a good trend’
The number of job openings in the United States fell to a two-year low at the end of 2019, reflecting a slowdown in hiring tied to a softening economy. Job openings sank to 6.42 million in December.
We must fight pandemics as if we were preparing for war
Rather than thrashing around every time a new pathogen surprises us, we should simply deploy the same resources, organization, and ingenuity that we apply to building and managing our military assets.
Warren Buffett had a tough year — how might he explain it?
We’ll know Feb. 22, when Berkshire Hathaway earnings and Warren Buffett’s shareholder letter are published.