We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths.
A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals that approximately half of Americans have reined in their spending on travel, food and health care to be able to afford new technology. How much do you scrimp and save for gadgets?
The global shipping industry has completely transformed our world: Today, 90 percent of everything in your life arrives via cargo ship. These two maps prove just how dramatically international trade has increased, by comparing the oceans of the 19th century with those of the late 20th.
In orange, half of America's GDP; in blue, the other half. While the population of the country is much more evenly dispersed, its contributions to the economy aren't.
Robots are stealing our jobs. Again. In fact, they've been stealing our jobs in one way or another since the dawn of the industrial revolution.
Manufacturers and consumers alike better brace themselves: memory chip prices have hit a two-year high because of a major fire in a massive Chinese production plant.
Economic news has felt bleak for years now. And every time things seem to pick up there's something like Detroit's bankruptcy looming as a reminder that times are still tough. But we know that there is some recovery going on and this infographic shows the sectors that have momentum.
In their most recent outing, the Avengers protect Manhattan from complete devastation. But disaster experts claim that the damage would still set the city back more than Hurricane Katrina or even last year's Japanese tsunami.
The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background.
The NY Times is reporting that by routing huge amounts of income through low-tax places like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands, Apple probably avoided paying $2.4 billion dollars in U.S. taxes last year alone. That's billion, with a B.
You know how Apple makes most of its gear in far-off lands where the people that build them make shamefully little? We always assumed that it had to be like that for Apple to run a successful business. Turns out, that's not the case at all.
At its core, Bitcoin is worthless. That people continue to trade the invented digital currency is understandable because it's possible to turn a quick, risky buck. It's more gambling than economics. So of course the financial professionals who leveled the global economy love it.
What do you do when you're an unemployed artist watching your country dive into financial ruin on the back of the euro? You craft a grandiose social statement about the whole thing of course. In the case of Irish artist Frank Buckley, that means building an entire domicile out of 1.4 billion euros worth of…
This year forget buying your tech in the post-Christmas sales. Because a 20 per cent increase in Chinese minimum wage is gonna hike up electronics prices come January.
A movie-goer's concept of prison economy is likely that it's a cigarette-fueled barter system. That may be part of it, but it only scratches the surface. The truth is a violent world of sex, drugs and... postage stamps?
It's Alive! is the story of how things got alive on earth, written for children, comic style. But most adults could probably stand to read it - and would enjoy it - just as much as any kid.
Seems like everyone is up President Obama's ass for something these days. Too much war. Not enough war. Too much spending. Not enough spending. This guy can't win. His rapidly graying hair is proof of that.
The global economy is crapping out as we speak. Unemployment is still an issue. And whether you're in a financial pinch or not, you should spend wisely right now. Here are 6 tools to help cut costs:
Washington's got debt ceiling fever!—and the prospect of the US defaulting on its giant shitheap of foreign loans is becoming scarily real. So what happens if no deal is struck? MONEY CHAOS. Time to gear up for econo-hell.