Here are 5 conversation starters for this Tuesday.
State of the Union speech
President Obama will give his State of the Union address, with some observers interested in how the president handles three notably contentious issues: Health care, free trade, and the prospects for new sanctions on Iran.
Super Bowl ticket demand down
Brokers have said that the market for the Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos Super Bowl matchup is soft, and tickets are available for much closer to face value than anticipated.
Federal Reserve meeting
Investors will be closely watching the Federal Reserve's meeting this week, which gets underway Tuesday, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hands over the controls to Janet Yellen.
Ukraine's prime minister resigns
Mykola Azarov, the nation's prime minister, offered his resignation in a bid to ease pressure on Ukraine's beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovych. Clashes with protesters have been going on for weeks.
'Best Value' colleges generous with financial aid
Some of the lowest tuition and best financial aid for prospective college students are offered by some of the most academically demanding institutions, the Princeton Review says in annual rankings released today.