Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, Begins February 1st – February 28th/29th, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and […]

Obama’s Final Hours In The White House

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still […]

New $100 Coin Design

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as an African-American woman on U.S. currency. In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled Thursday. Lady Liberty, shown in profile, wears a crown of stars holding back her hair, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” […]

Alibaba Creating One Million US jobs

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump had a “great meeting” with Alibaba (BABA) executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they were scheduled to discuss plans to create 1 million new U.S. jobs over the next five years. “Jack and I are going to do some great things,” Trump said from Trump Tower in New York City. […]

McDonald’s Sells China Operations

US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08 billion to a consortium including state-owned Citic and the Carlyle Group, it was announced Monday. The deal is part of an international turnaround plan by the Golden Arches as it struggles with sluggish growth at […]

Gold-Plated Trump iPhones for $151,000

If you have six figures to drop on someone very special this Christmas, why not go for a gold-plated iPhone case featuring Donald Trump’s face? The solid gold smartphone, which is also encrusted with diamonds, is priced at about $151,000. Goldgenie is selling the phone, a business that adds gold plates to any item customers […]

Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials […]

Internet Tax

Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers. The court would not hear a challenge to a Colorado law requiring online sellers such as Amazon.com to notify customers and […]