Wall Street

Why is it called Wall Street?

The name Wall Street originates from an actual wall built in the late 17th century by the Dutch, who were living in what was...

Is it illegal to keep found money?

Every state has laws requiring the return of found money or property if it is possible to identify the owner. If you find a...
Buck deer

Why are dollars referred to as bucks?

Like many others words, the etymology of this word isn't 100% clear, but strong evidence suggests that a dollar is called a “buck” thanks...
unemployment rate graph

How does the government determine the unemployment rate?

The monthly unemployment rate is based on the results of a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) called the...
eBay

How did eBay get its name?

eBay.com got its name from the company name, The Echo Bay Technology Company. Pierre Omidyar created the website AuctionWeb in 1995. AuctionWeb was the predecessor to...

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