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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.

Romney: I'm Not Too Rich to Relate

In an interview Monday with Mitt Romney, ABC New's Dianne Sawyer said what many of her viewers wanted to know was, 'Are you too rich to relate?" Was the ex-governor's answer on point, or a dodge?

Super PACs: New Rules, But an Old Political Game

Pundits have lately focused on the growth of super PACs -- and the power of the mega-rich men who fund them -- but the current business-sponsored presidential contest isn't unusual: There's a long and rich tradition of election-buying in American history.

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.

Obama to Publish Children's Book of Great Americans

Before he moved into the White House, President Obama wrote a children's book: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters. On Nov. 16, he'll share his tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans, including George Washington, Jackie Robinson and Georgia O'Keeffe, with kids and families everywhere.

Colleges reject iPad

iPads a problem on campusesApple's iPad, which students hope will allow them to eventually ditch heavy college books in favor of electronic texts, is running into difficulties...