How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer From July 1 to July 3, Americans are marking the 150th anniversary of what is arguably the most historically pivotal and symbolic battle of the country’s bloody 1861–1865 Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863
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U.S. Dollars Designed to Outsmart Counterfeiters

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer As the world’s most actively traded and principal reserve currency, the U.S. dollar is probably the most instantly recognized form of money on the planet. Its wide use also makes it a prime target for counterfeiters, so the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau (more...)

The Roots of Modern Capitalism

Bruce Scott Capitalism and democracy typically did not arise together in history, according to Bruce Scott. Whether they can continue to dominate the world’s systems of commerce and government raises a new question, he says. Scott is Paul Whiton Cherington professor of business administration at Harvard Business (more...)

Thanksgiving Day: A Time for Gratitude, Family and Friends

Thanksgiving Day in the United States is devoted to sharing a meal with family, friends and often co-workers in gratitude for one’s blessings in life. It can also be a time of community service. Thanksgiving traces its origins to ancient harvest festivals. It became an official U.S.


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