America

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.

Murder by Numbers: Digging Into the Data of America's Gun Culture

There's no lack of numbers to bring to bear in a discussion about guns in America, but here's the big one: 281,757 people in this country died of gunshot wounds from 2001 and 2011. DailyFinance's Bruce Watson digs into the unadorned data on the results of this country's obsession with guns.

Obama-Romney, the Final Round: 5 Things to Watch for Tonight

After two dramatic debates, in a tight race, we have come to this -- one final showdown that may decide who becomes the next president. In theory, it'll all be about foreign policy. In reality, it's about something much bigger. It's about leadership and decision-making ... and, as always, the economy.

Pop Quiz: Is America Still the Land of Economic Opportunity?

"Moving on up" is a fundamental part of America's identity, but the path from rags to riches is getting harder to navigate. To gauge the state of American promise, we dug into the numbers: Take our quiz to find out if American hope lives up to American hype.

Why to Be Glad America Isn't Making TVs Anymore

It's hard to complain too much about how Japan "stole" the high-tech electronics business from the U.S. More accurately, they took a low-margin business off our hands. And you know what we should be saying to that? Good riddance!

10 Smart Places to Invest In Case the U.S. Defaults

The odds that the U.S. will default on its debt increase each day, and even if a short-term deal is reached, the ratings agencies may downgrade U.S. debt anyway. If that happens, turmoil could roil the markets. So where can the smart money flee for safety? 24/7 Wall St. offers 10 safe options.

Americans See China as World's Strongest Economy

Nearly half of Americans in a recent poll believe China has surpassed America as having the strongest economy in the world, and more than half blame outsourcing and the loss of manufacturing jobs for the shift.

Investors Should Be Worried About Erratic North Korea

North Korea's unprovoked artillery attack this week on the sparsely populated South Korean island of Yeonpyeong put a scare into the international community. What's even more frightening is contemplating the despotic regime's next step.

China to Benefit from Afghan Mineral Riches

The conflict in Afghanistan has cost the U.S. more than $940 billion, but recently, Americans have discovered that nation is sitting on upwards of $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits. But the resources we've found are are likely to end up getting mined by Russian and Chinese firms.