Hapy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Hope you enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations. Here are some of the day’s top stories to kick off 2019.
Science: The holidays are killing us
We’re dying of obesity and holiday overeating and overdrinking is a major culprit, researchers say.
The difference between a correction and a bear market — and 5 other financial terms to know for 2019
A lot of investment terms are being thrown around these days.
How Medicare premiums could be the key to itemizing your taxes — and saving money
Medicare health insurance premiums can add up to big bucks.
Is the free food offer at Walt Disney World really worth it?
Visitors to the Florida theme park should read the fine print.
5 hottest destinations to travel to in 2019
From cultural capitals to beach towns, these are the top trending travel hotspots.
5 ways to keep your money safe from hackers in 2019
It only takes a few clicks to strengthen your security.
How the value of your home could affect the cost of your kids’ college education
Schools have varying policies on how they factor home equity into financial-aid calculations.
Got a new smartphone for Christmas? Here’s what you need to know about device protection plans
Smartphone insurance plans can be worth the added expense — for some.
The exact number of days it takes to turn a resolution into a habit (and no, it’s not 21)
Whether you want to get healthier, exercise more or save money, here’s how to make those New Year’s resolutions happen in 2019
Why home buyers could be forced to shrink their budgets in 2019
A cooling housing market could mean lower prices, but it’s not all good news for buyers.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
For the 2019 economic outlook, don’t watch the stock market, watch the Fed
Caroline Baum says the economic expansion could continue for a while if the Fed pays attention to what the financial markets are saying.
Ocasio-Cortez slams ‘bad economics’ of budget deficit rule pushed by Democratic leaders
House Democrats are clashing over rules for the new Congress before it even opens, with three members slamming a budget provision they say will hamper their plans for health care and other priorities.
Man who called Dow 20,000 says if ‘we avoid a recession, we’re going to have a really good’ stock market
The Wharton professor who forecast that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would soon see 20,000 at the end of 2015, says a combination of a better-than-expected corporate and economic results should embolden bulls in the near term.
These are the top stock picks for 2019 among Wall Street analysts
Most of analysts’ favored stocks fell last year.
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