Jan 7, 2014 Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Oct 14, 2013 How did the 1973 oil crisis convince Americans to reduce energy consumption?
Aug 30, 2013 In the height of the Cold War, the U.S. and Soviet governments instituted a secure line of communication.
Jul 19, 2013 People in the U.S save around 3 percent of their income. How does that compare to the rest of the world?
Jul 10, 2013 Maybe it’s a record player, slide projector, or a toaster oven you bought in 1992. Does your old gadget outperform new technologies? Why are you still holding on to it?
May 8, 2013 Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.
Apr 24, 2013 Immigration is a contentious issue in Britain, but the country recently celebrated one of the most successful immigrant groups -- French Protestants or Huguenots.
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Mar 25, 2013 President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments on Monday. In addition to historical significance and land preservation, national monuments can boost local economies through tourism.
Feb 28, 2013 A new book explores how smuggling and piracy were a financial foundation of colonial American society.
Feb 13, 2013 How does today's news compare to the information technology that was around when the last Pope resigned in 1415?