Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
Americans trust Amazon and Google more than the police or the government
These are the most trusted brands, public figures and institutions in the U.S.
Here’s the No. 1 happiest country in the world (America does NOT make the top 10)
People, overwhelming, report feeling their worst at the same time of life, regardless of where they live, a new study finds.
Tax breaks for college tuition and medical expenses just came back from the dead — read this before filing your taxes
You may have to amend your 2018 return to fully cash in.
Why Meghan and Harry were financially savvy to choose Canada over the U.S. to build their fortune
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are headed for the Great White North, and experts say their move makes a lot financial sense.
Burnout could be deadly for your heart
The most burned out subjects in a new study were much more likely to go into AFib.
‘Even two paychecks can only go so far.’ How skyrocketing child-care costs put aspiring home buyers in a bind
Families making under $1,500 a month shelled out nearly 40% of their income to child-care expenses, according to one estimate.
This is what happens when employers can’t ask job applicants about salary history
More states and cities are passing laws saying employers can’t ask about salary history.
Credit scores in America just hit a record high — now for the bad news
A new report from Experian found that the average FICO Score in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2019 of 703.
Prince Harry’s friend: Harry and Meghan were ‘driven out’ — alleges the House of Windsor is ‘poisonous’ and ‘Machiavellian’
Writing in The Sunday Times, Tom Bradby, who attended the Sussexes’ wedding, details a ‘twist’ in the feud that has rocked the British monarchy.
From Tide Pods to AirPods, here are ‘the most influential products’ of the decade
Editors at Consumer Reports selected 20-plus products that revolutionized the marketplace over the past 10 years.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump White House might curb media’s early peek at key U.S. economic data
The Trump administration reportedly might end a longstanding practice that allows the media to prepare news articles in advance on sensitive U.S. economic data such as inflation and employment.
James Murdoch slams Fox and News Corp over climate-change coverage
James Murdoch, the youngest son of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, and his activist wife, Kathryn, have been critical of what they believe is man-made climate change denial within fire coverage and commentary in the Australian newspapers and global outlets owned by the media empire.
EU’s top trade official aims to avert tariff war with U.S.
The European Union’s top trade official is trying to head off a trans-Atlantic trade war with offers of cooperation, as the White House weighs whether to impose new tariffs.
McConnell says Trump’s Senate impeachment trial likely to start next Tuesday
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) says he expects to start the impeachment trial for President Trump next Tuesday, after an expected House vote Wednesday to name impeachment managers and send over the articles.
Last year’s rate cuts may need to be reversed, Fed’s George says
Kansas City Fed President Esther George said Tuesday that the U.S. central bank will have to assess whether the 2019 rate cuts will need to be reversed.