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Morning Buzz: 5 thing to know for January 31

Morning Buzz 1.31.20
Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 11:16:26-05

1. One beach is closing its access indefinitely due to the high water levels along the lakeshore.

The boardwalk at Kruse Park in Muskegon Country is now eroding and the problem has been impacting homes, beaches and dunes along Lake Michigan for months now, plus the water levels are about to set a record.

Muskegon City Officials say is you come upon the closed sign, make sure to not trespass on the dune because it could cause even more damage.

In the meantime, they're asking you to use Beechwood Park, which is a little farther to the north.

2. Affordable housing unveiled in southeast Grand Rapids. The ribbon cutting ceremony happened Thursday for the new inner city Christian Federation at Steepleview Apartments.

There are two 65-unit complexes at the corner of Eastern and Logan.

A portion of the apartments are intended for homeless youth in need of permanent housing.

Residents will begin moving in next month.

3. The richest man on Earth just became richer.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO may be seeing another increase in his net-worth, Amazon saw better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, saying its net income for the three months ending in December rose 8 percent to $3.3 billion, while sales surged 21 percent to a street-beating $87.4 billion.

Bezos points to the rise in Amazon Prime Membership as the catalyst for the company's prosperous quarter. There are now currently more than 150 million paid Prime Members around the world.

Stocks are expected to open at over $2,000 a share today, which would value the company at over $1 trillion.

4. You can't really call on Amazon to deliver an award winning bean dip, but a trillion layers is almost accurate when it comes to what Bush's Baked Beans has whipped up.

The company's record-breaking 70-layer dip weighs over 1,000 pounds.

Bush's says their 7-layer dip recipe is one of the most searcher-for snacks recipes this time of year thanks to the Super Bowl. So this year they decided to go all our and make the biggest bean dip ever.

Their 1,087 pound dip broke the previous record by over 500 pounds.

5. AirBNB is looking for people to spend two months in the Bahamas.

A partnership between the tourism company and the Bahamas National Trust is offering five people the opportunity to live and work in the Bahamas in April and May.

The Bahamas Sabbatical will see participants work to restore and preserve the islands, following the devastation of multiple hurricanes.

Applications are open until February 18 and can be found on airbnb.com.