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Black History Month: Can't Get to the Museums? Try the Shops

Many of America's museums have special events planned to highlight the Black History Month. But if you can't get to the events, you can at least order your history to go: Most of America's top civil rights museums sell items from their gift shops online.

U.S. Stock Markets Closed on Presidents Day

The global economy is a perpetual motion machine, but U.S. stock markets do take breaks: In addition to the weekends, there are nine holidays on which the stock exchange is shuttered. Here's the list for 2013, as well as the surprising history of Presidents Day.

American Spirits: Mike Rowe Pours a Shot of Alcoholic Economic History

In "How Booze Built America," Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" mixes little-known history with economic analysis, puns and many tasty beverages to explain how the American story is really the tale of one nation's love affair with alcohol. Here are a few of Rowe's favorite high points.

Two Heads Were Not Better Than One for Arizona Counterfeiter

Counterfeiting is a detail-oriented art, but one Arizona man who attempted it wasn't quite scrupulous enough about his fake bills: He attempted to pass a forged $100 bill with a picture-perfect image of Benjamin Franklin -- but a watermark of Abraham Lincoln.

Money and Power: Richest and Poorest U.S. Presidents

Being a U.S. president is a well-paying gig -- but it didn't pay off for all of them. Turns out, getting your face on our nation's currency doesn't always mean that much currency flowed your way. Here's our look at the White House's biggest fiscal winners ... and losers.

Reagan Tops Presidential Popularity Poll

Ronald Reagan tops a USA Today/Gallup poll of Americans' favorite U.S. presidents. The results suggest that a nostalgia for better economic times may play a factor, along with politics, in the survey.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For Democrats, It's Create Jobs or Lose Power

The clock is ticking for Democrats. Obama and his party have just six months to create jobs and lower unemployment, or divided government in Washington is ahead. Failure to improve the jobs outlook by summer means Republicans could return to power in the U.S. House in the November elections.