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How To Detect Counterfeit Money

MoneyTips | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

By: Alex Reichmann, Counterfeit Money Expert and CEO of iTestCash.com According to the United States Department of the Treasury, about $70 million in...

Here's Why Your Printer Freaks Out If You Try To Copy Money

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

Ever wondered what would happen if you tried to copy money on your printer or copier? Here's your answer. Nothing. Nothing happens because most moder...

Currency - Exposing a $1.6 Trillion Secret

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to gener...

On the Money!

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

Congratulations to the U.S. Treasury Department for its recent decision to put a woman on money. Harriet Tubman is set to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020. Naturally, there is poetic justice in replacing a slave holder with a woman who fought so tirelessly for emancipation.

Change for a Twenty: Honoring the Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Without question, we still have much work before as a nation and as a society to bring about equitable opportunities for all citizens to realize their full potential. But this week, Tubman's words echoed in my head as I sat in that Boston park, erected to honor her legacy of courage and steadfastness

Components of a Bitcoin Application

John Rampton | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The blockchain technology behind bitcoin isn't just going to change financial industry. It's going to revolutionize everything from contracts to voting through the construction of internet applications. But, what exactly are the components of these of applications?

Women Deserve to Be on Bills of Their Own

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Phyllis Chesler

I am very pleased that at long last a woman's face will appear on the $20 American bill--and more than pleased that the woman chosen for this honor is none other than Harriet Tubman. However, I am a lot less than pleased that the other honorable women chosen, all seven of them, will share space at the back of our ten and the five dollar bills--but not until 2020.

Who was the first woman depicted on American currency?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Harcourt Fuller, Georgia State University When the Treasury Department announced last June that a woman would grace the vignette of a newly designe...

Tubman Selection Is Right on the Money

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

She was an agitator. She was a subversive. She used the tools of social change to improve America. She fought for the little guy against the strong guy. And she was willing to put herself at great risk to ensure justice for others.

14 Perfect Responses To People Who Want Harriet Tubman To Smile

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

Apparently women can't ever escape commentary on their facial expressions -- even when they've been dead for more than a century. Yesterday, it was a...

What The New $10 Bill Really Means For Women

Shelley Zalis | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Shelley Zalis

Gender equality depends largely on equal visibility, which is part of the reason why the new $10 bill is so exciting to myself, to women and to the next generations of our daughters.

It May Be More Than A Decade Before We See A Woman On The Front Of A U.S. Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

This week's anticipated victory for groups pushing the U.S. Treasury to put a woman's picture on the $20 bill was soured by news that the wait might s...

Moving Abroad: The Check-List

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

  Moving abroad can be a lot of stress, so here is a full check-list to make sure you don't leave anything behind and are prepared for your new coun...

Five Fun Ways To Immerse Your Children In A Foreign Country

Suzanne Rutledge | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Suzanne Rutledge

Traveling out of the country with children can be fraught with concern, not just over logistics and jet lag, but wondering whether they’ll enjoy and...

Disrupting the Competitive Landscape: Covering the 2016 Wharton China Business Forum

Megan Foo | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Megan Foo

Originally posted on the Wharton China Business Society blog On Saturday, January 30th, the Wharton China Business Society held its annual forum ev...

Man Pays For New Truck With $12,000 In Small Bills And Coins

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.16.2016 | Weird News

A candy seller in China paid for his new truck with a mountain of small change. He brought 80,000 yuan ($12,000) in small denomination bills and coins...

Atheist Group Files Suit To Remove 'In God We Trust' From Currency

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

A group of atheists seeking to drop the phrase "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency filed a federal lawsuit this week in Akron, Ohio, arguing the expr...

Bringing People Together Through Money? Community Currency and Local Exchanges

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Pro Journo

Becky Booth is standing in line for the cashier at the Tower of London, with family visiting from the U.S. But when she is ready to buy the tickets, instead of "conventional" money she hands over six "Time Credits.

A New Day in Colombia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Colombia has paired the economic momentum with institution building. The country's democracy has rapidly matured. Yet, there is no guarantee that this momentum will continue. Any future success would greatly benefit from Colombia successfully implementing a peace agreement with domestic guerillas.

Brazil's Hard Landing

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Sara Zervos

Investors have lost faith in Brazil, and rightfully so. The currency has lost 36% of its value against the U.S. dollar this year, plunging nearly 7% in the last week alone. Yields on its bond issues are spiking, as investors demand higher and higher rates to loan Brazil or Brazilian companies money.

$10 Bill

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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China, Climate, and the Opportunity Costs of 9/11

John Feffer | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
John Feffer

Despite all the meetings, promises, and apocalyptic threats, global carbon emissions have risen from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 until today -- from around 6.5 billion metric tons per year to nearly 10 billion. If both China and the U.S. had tackled this issue back in 2001, perhaps we wouldn't currently be in this pickle. Chalk that up as another opportunity cost (which might just cost us the planet). Instead of haggling over currency, hacking, and sea-lanes, the two superpowers should be thinking big. Between them, the U.S. and China account for nearly one-third of the global economy, nearly one-quarter of the world's population, and more than two-fifths of the world's carbon emissions. What these two countries do by definition has an enormous global impact.

Real Estate Has Become Unaffordable

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The places that are affordable are the cities with the highest unemployment rates. And the cities where you can find a job, you might have to live in your car. Clearly something has got to give. For answers, I turned to Dr. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

Putting a Woman on Our Currency is Much Bigger than the $10 Bill

Rosie Rios | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Rosie Rios

The Treasury Department's exciting announcement that U.S. paper currency will soon feature the image of a historical American female was a long time coming.

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

In 2014, the Chinese economy became the No. 1 economy in the world, followed by the European Union and the U.S. The U.S. is now considered to be the third largest economy in the world.