Gallup's latest figures on saving and spending are out — and the results are broadly the same as they've been ever since the 2008 financial crisis. The desire to save is much stronger than the desire to spend:
Who likes saving the most? People on low incomes, and Southerners:
And what are the broader economic effects of Americans' love of saving? Well, every dollar saved is a dollar not spent. While some saving is necessary — to build up capital to invest, or to build up protection for a rainy day — everybody's spending is someone else's income. If lots and lots of people save a high proportion of their incomes, economic activity suffers. That — what John Maynard Keynes called the paradox of thrift — goes some way to explaining the relatively weak economic recovery since 2008. John Aziz
Super Bowl 50 started off with a bang, as Lady Gaga sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In an earlier interview with the NFL Network, the pop star said performing at the Super Bowl was an "honor" and "a total dream come true." Catherine Garcia
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The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea on Sunday for defying international warnings in launching a long-range rocket that many believe is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile that could reach the United States mainland.
All 15 Security Council members approved a statement at an emergency meeting emphasizing that using ballistic missile technology violates four resolutions, The Associated Press reports. The group also vowed to adopt a new resolution soon with "significant" sanctions for North Korea. Julie Kliegman
In a Monmouth University poll released Sunday, Donald Trump leads the Republican field with 30 percent of the support from likely New Hampshire primary voters. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are tied for 13 percent, with Ted Cruz notching 12 percent.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 52 percent to 42 percent.
The poll's margin of error is 4.4 percentage points. On Tuesday, New Hampshire will be the second state to vote in the primaries. Julie Kliegman
Bernie Sanders distanced himself Sunday from "Berniebros," a wide-ranging term that some have used to describe sexist supporters of the Vermont senator.
"It's disgusting," he said on CNN's State of the Union. "We don't want that crap. Anybody who is supporting me and doing sexist things, we don't want them. I don't want them. That's not what this campaign is about."