Things you should know today: 1/30/19



Deep freeze envelops Midwest, even stops the mail

Gary Verstegen clears a sidewalk as a winter storm moves through Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Little Chute, Wis. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)

U.S. Postal services shut down due to extreme weather in the Midwest. Governors of various Midwest states declared emergencies after recording below freezing temperatures Wednesday. As businesses and schools close their doors, communities work to provide shelter and warmth for the most vulnerable, such as the homeless and elderly.

Stan Lee to get superhero send-off at Hollywood memorial

Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” June 28, 2017, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. fans, along with Lee’s friends and colleagues, will get to pay their final respects at a Hollywood memorial Wednesday, Jan. 30. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Fans, friends and family will gather together Wednesday to celebrate the life of Stan Lee, who died in November. The celebration will discuss Lee’s life and accomplishments and commence with a private gathering inside the TCL Chinese Theater.

Survey: Businesses added a strong 213,000 jobs in January


In this Jan. 3, 2019, photo customers enter a McDonald’s restaurant near an employment sign in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in January. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Despite the effects of the government shutdown, U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in January, according to a survey conducted by payroll processor ADP. The government will announce its official monthly job numbers on Friday, job growth is expected to be slower this year than in 2018, according to economic forecasts.

Viral content of the day:

A Norwegian father and his 4-year old son dressed up in matching costumes from the movie “Frozen” and danced to the popular song “Let it Go”.Ørjan Burøe posted the video on his Facebook. The video accumulated thousands of comments and over 311 thousand views.

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