Personal Finance Daily: After siege on Capitol Hill, curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry and Americans are booking summer getaways
Here are today’s top stories:
Walt Disney World is eliminating these popular perks for hotel guests
The perks were designed ‘to keep people inside the Disney bubble,’ one travel expert said.
How much money was President Trump’s Twitter account worth?
Shares in the social-media company fell 6% Monday. ‘Most advertisers won’t touch anything Trump related,’ one analyst said.
Should I refinance my mortgage? Here’s how to decide
Refinancing your mortgage isn’t an automatic ‘yes’ — answer these 3 questions first.
Already spent your $600 stimulus check? Another one may soon be on its way
‘We need more direct relief flowing to families, small businesses, including finishing the job of getting people the $2,000 in relief direct payment,’ President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday.
Americans are booking summer getaways — but COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be ‘critical’ for restoring higher airfares
If you’re booking a trip, read the fine print on the cancellation policy.
Want family members to get COVID-19 vaccination? Try Apple’s tactic for selling AirPods — and these other psychological approaches
‘It will be tragic if we fail to curtail the virus because Americans refuse to be vaccinated.’
‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: After siege on Capitol Hill, curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry
Restaurants lost 372,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
GOP’s Romney likely to have company on a second Trump impeachment vote
Romney has voiced his anger over the invasion of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday by Trump supporters, many of whom were violent. Having voted for removal last year, he’s the odds-on favorite to do so again, along with at least publicly, a handful of other Republicans.
Andrew Yang blasted for ‘out-of-touch’ comment about struggling in New York City during the pandemic
The New York Times, in a piece published Monday, asks: Can Andrew Yang make it in New York City politics? The answer is a resounding “no,” if the response across social media to this quote is any indication:
Companies stop political spending after violent Capitol riots: ‘They’ve been playing with fire’
A growing number of U.S. companies change their political spending in the wake of last Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
‘Big Short’ investor says his big Tesla short is getting ‘bigger and bigger’
Tesla short sellers, caught on the wrong end of a $38 billion hit in 2020, suffered “the largest yearly mark-to-market loss” Ihor Dusaniwsky of S3 Partners has ever seen. One of those under water on that trade: Michael Burry of “The Big Short.”