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D.C.'s Newseum Is Closing Its Doors at the End of the Year

The museum dedicated to the history of journalism and the First Amendment has struggled financially since opening 11 years ago

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London's 'Eiffel Tower' Is Still Losing Money

Built for the 2012 Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit has not turned into the tourist attraction it was expected to become

"Time Banking" Is Catching On In the Digital World

Apps that allow users to pay for services in redeemable credits instead of cash are helping to build communities

A beach in Naples.

For the Third Year in a Row, This City Was Tapped as America’s Happiest

The area’s success may be due, in part, to the fact that it is home to a large number of older Americans

Hjalmar Schacht, former president of the Reichsbank, at a meeting in the Reichsbank transfer commission in 1934.

Germany’s Central Bank Funds Investigation Into Its Nazi Ties

Researchers have already uncovered a damning letter from one of the bank's former presidents


Canada's New Two-Dollar Coins Glow in the Dark

The two-dollar coins celebrate the nation's 150th anniversary and include a scene with Northern Lights that really glow


How Alexander Hamilton Tackled the National Debt

Facing $80 million in debt as Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton got creative

An original Western Union stock ticker from the Oakland Museum of California.

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The Physical Stock Ticker Is a Relic, But Its Influence Reverberates Loudly Today

On this day 149 years ago, the first digital transmitter debuted

Will AI Revolutionize Wall Street?

A handful of new hedge funds promise to beat human traders by using artificial intelligence

Ooh, shiny.

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The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins

The enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinkets

Would-be assassin Frank Holt, also known as Erich Muenter

The Harvard Professor Who Shot a Financial Titan and Fomented Anti-German Sentiment in a Pre-WWI America

Readers on July 4, 1915 learned the story of a would-be assassin who said he was trying to keep the U.S. out of the European conflict

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What Brexit Would Mean for U.K.'s Arts, Sciences and Other Sectors

Exiting the European Union could have far ranging consequences for industries throughout the United Kingdom

Richard Dreyfuss on Being Bernie Madoff

The versatile actor opens up about playing the banker in a new television miniseries and his close encounters with sharks and space aliens

Artist Sidney Mobell created this gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly set in 1988. Following strict guidelines put forth from Parker Brothers, the game's manufacturer, he used 24-karat gold and 165 precious stones to create the set, which is valued at about $2 million.


From Teeth to Toilets, This Dazzling Exhibit of Gold Artifacts Has the Midas Touch

An exhibit at New York City's Museum of American Finance tracks the allure of gold through the centuries

Could This MIT Economist Make Banking Useful to the Poor?

Natalia Rigol is attempting to figure out if community information can help developing world banks decide who to lend to

A chart of chocolate future prices since Valentine's Day, 2014

The World of Chocolate

The Economics of Chocolate

Before becoming a kiss, bar, or hot drink, cocoa gets shipped, stashed, smashed, and, most critically for producers and consumers alike, commodified

What Is Bitcoin, Exactly?

A new book tells the backstory and provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the much buzzed-about cryptocurrency

Detroit Institute of Arts

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Bidders Are Clamoring for Detroit’s Artwork, But the City Isn’t Selling

As the bankruptcy fight rages on, Detroit’s artworks are still objects of interest

Artwork At Delaware Art Muesum

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Detroit's Art Might Be Safe, But Delaware's Isn't

Detroit (for now) has prevented a massive sale of artwork, but Delaware’s art museum hasn’t been so lucky

The New York Stock Exchange trading floor in 1963.

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How Stress Hormones Impact the Behavior of Investors

Cortisol, a natural hormone, has been found to rise during times of market volatility and make people more risk-averse

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