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Hard Rock Cafe

Jun 14, 2021
The Hard Rock Cafe's ownership has gone through some surprising changes since it first opened in London 50 years ago today.

Vinyl Records

Jun 11, 2021
Things have come full circle: People are buying more vinyl records than CDs.


Jun 10, 2021
E3 is the video game industry's big annual event. But the way it came about isn't what you might think.

Salons and Barber Shops

Jun 9, 2021
Salons and barber shops usually buck economic trends, but they faced a tough go during the pandemic.

Middle Class

Jun 8, 2021
The middle class is shrinking. Here's what that means.

Fermi Paradox

Jun 7, 2021
There's definitely alien life out there. So why don't we know of any yet?

Cruise Ships

Jun 4, 2021
Cruise ship profits come from how the companies keep their costs down... by incorporating offshore.


Jun 3, 2021
There are a lot of people out there who want to ban Styrofoam. But they're really talking about something else.

Air Conditioning

Jun 2, 2021
Air conditioning was popularized in the 1950s when movie theaters started installing it.

Aging Workforce

Jun 1, 2021
The working-age population in the United States is shrinking.