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Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
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What does one trillion dollars look like?

With all of the talk about trade deficits, debt, corporate bailouts, etc., I wanted to visualize what one trillion dollars looked like. Thankfully, PageTutor.com...
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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that does not have a central bank or single administrator. Below is my very introductory summary of bitcoin. I...
cops breaking down door during a raid

Who pays for my door if the cops break it down?

If the authorities break down your door to locate or help you, you will be responsible for paying for a new door. However, if...
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...

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