Congrats to all the MarketWatch-ing Bucs fans! Here are Monday’s top stories:
Have questions about managing student loan debt? MarketWatch’s ‘Mastering Your Money’ is here to help
Experts offered tips for borrowers preparing for student loan payments to start again. The next Mastering Your Money events are on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.
Will Jeff Bezos’ philanthropy provide a ‘halo effect’ for Amazon? Critics say yes
5 questions worth asking as the retail giant’s founder steps down as CEO and focuses on charitable giving
‘Real estate is your sex now’: SNL sketch skewers people’s obsession with Zillow — 3 reasons why millennials can’t stop scrolling
Here’s the real reason why so many people are fantasy scrolling through online real-estate listings these days.
30% of workers would benefit from a minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour. Now for the downside…
Some 17 million workers would see their wages boosted as a result of a $15 minimum wage, separate research by the Congressional Budget Office found.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn rolls the dice on a $110 million sale in Beverly Hills
The billionaire resort and casino developer Steve Wynn is looking for a big win on his estate in Beverly Hills. He’s betting that he can double his money in the country’s most famous ZIP code.
Watch: Norway and Ford respond to Will Ferrell’s GM Super Bowl ad
A couple of humorous videos try stealing the thunder from GM’s electric vehicle challenge
Jeff Bezos built Amazon into a monolith — but did it hurt American workers?
Research has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they open.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
DOJ drops California lawsuit, opening door for return of net neutrality
The Department of Justice is withdrawing a lawsuit aimed at blocking California from establishing statewide net neutrality laws, after the Federal Communications Commission repealed similar federal laws in 2018.
Biden signals tough line on China and Iran
President Joe Biden on Sunday gave the first indications that he would not entirely reverse the tough lines adopted by the former U.S. administration toward China and Iran.
How Queen Elizabeth II stands to reap billions from big oil’s sustainability push
Queen Elizabeth II will be a major, if unlikely, beneficiary of big oil’s latest push to diversify toward a more sustainable future.
Robinhood-GameStop saga could put spotlight on DC, Wall Street revolving door
As the financial services industry prepares for congressional scrutiny following the public outcry related to online broker Robinhood’s decision to restrict trading of GameStop Inc. and other stocks, the perception of a cozy relationship between financial regulators and the industry could once again come to the fore.