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Jul 19, 2021
Drought costs billions of dollars a year in agricultural losses and higher prices for water.

NBA Salary Cap

Jul 16, 2021
The NBA is wrapping up its season, so let's talk about the league's salary cap.

Angela Merkel

Jul 15, 2021
Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, is known for her fiscal austerity in the face of economic crisis.

Bastille Day

Jul 14, 2021
In France, Bastille Day marks the anniversary of the French Revolution.


Jul 13, 2021
The Crock-Pot gained popularity in the 1970s when Rival Manufacturing started marketing the slow-cooking device to working women.

Calgary Stampede

Jul 12, 2021
Calgary is also known as Cowtown, a nickname derived from the city’s century-old summertime tradition the Calgary Stampede.

Coach K

Jul 9, 2021
Coach Mike Krzyzewski is a legend, and he has coached a whole lot of legends. His salary reflects that.

Sister Cities

Jul 8, 2021
About 500 U.S. cities have sister city partnerships in over 140 other countries.


Jul 7, 2021
Most of the strawberries you see in U.S. supermarkets come from California, but the fields are moving north.

Cannes Film Festival

Jul 6, 2021
France's Cannes Film Festival is exclusive and prestigious, and it has launched the careers of many high-profile directors.