Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Whether you’re a Rams or a Patriots fan, here are some of the day’s top stories to tide you over until Super Bowl Sunday.
Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thought
A study of 6,000 young people explored the link between vaping and traditional smoking.
The perfect sip for a polar vortex
Icewine is made from grapes left to freeze on the vine.
Wait till President Trump finds out where 40% of international Super Bowl ticket buyers are from
There’s a growing global market for tickets to America’s biggest game.
Fake Super Bowl tickets and merchandise are a $24-million business for criminals
Authorities run up the score card on counterfeits ahead of the Super Bowl.
People complain about waiting 3 hours on IRS hotline — how to get answers for free
In some cases, you just need your tax documents and blank forms.
Hey, Patriots and Rams fans — here’s what you could buy in your home town for the cost of a Super Bowl ad
What $5 million gets you in Boston or L.A.
Super Bowl 2019 tests youth (Sean McVay) vs. experience (Bill Belichick)
The other Super Bowl matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots.
Why you need a will now, even if you’re not ‘rich’
If you have a family and a home — not to mention a savings account — you should definitely have one.
Why IRAs are better than ever
If you don’t consider the IRA a powerful retirement savings tool, change your thinking.
Here’s the No. 1 state for jobs in the U.S. — and it’s not California or New York
The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January, but not all jobs are created equally.
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Booker says he’d keep private health insurance even as he backs ‘Medicare for all’
Newly announced Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Friday he wouldn’t do away with private insurance, even as he supports “Medicare for all,” wading into one of the hot-button issues of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Mortgage rates rise for first time in 2019 but are expected to fall from here
Rates for home loans tick up in the most recent week, but all signs point to softening borrowing costs for homeowners in the coming weeks.
Why wage gains may accelerate despite January pause
Worker pay barely rose in January despite a hefty 304,000 gain in new jobs — most of them well paid — and a slew of increases in minimum wages across the country. What the heck is going on?
U.S. gains 304,000 jobs at start of 2019 as firms continue to hire at blistering pace
The U.S. gained 304,000 new jobs in January, another show of strength for an economy that’s still growing soundly even in the face of more headwinds.
Trump hasn’t proven that a billionaire can’t be an effective president — only that he isn’t
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have little in common with President Trump, other than the fact that they’re wealthy. Nor does another person whose name has been linked with the presidency: media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
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