How much Americans spent on sports and why Apple’s new iPhones are bad for the environment


Source: Market Watch Personal Finance

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! While you take a break from ogling the new iPhones, check out today’s top stories:

The NBA is the first of the four major U.S. sports leagues to put ads on its jerseys.

More than half was spent on attending games; the rest went toward sports equipment and gym memberships.

These apps provide a timely reminder to look after yourself and others.

The U.S. News & World Best College Rankings contains some perplexing data.

Cellphone carriers may not be under as much pressure to offer deals to those who want to upgrade.

As Apple prepares to unveil the 10th-anniversary iPhone, some people are still holding onto the original version.

There have been 7.1 billion smartphones manufactured since 2007.

Couples typically are teammates in creating an investment plan, writes Mitch Tuchman.

80% of donations happen in the days immediately following a disaster.

A look at the data released by the Census Bureau proves that Barack Obama was a much better steward of the economy than he’s been given credit for, writes Rex Nutting.

The rich use offshore tax havens when they live near Switzerland, are from a country stocked with natural resources or from one wracked with political and economic instability.

The poverty rate dropped in President Barack Obama’s final year of office as median household income rose to a record high last year.

The U.N. just adopted new sanctions against the “Hermit Kingdom” this week, prompting the regime to threaten the U.S. with “the greatest pain and suffering.” But there’s more than human life at stake.

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Source: Market Watch Personal Finance