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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Consumer-Business Missteps

Wells Fargo & Co.’s $1 billion fine won’t close the book on fallout from its consumer scandals.<p>The nation’s third-largest bank submitted to an …

Wells Fargo

Opinion: How to teach your children to be investors rather than spenders

As a guest speaker at colleges and high schools, I discovered that most teenagers are clueless about investing. They get an “A” for knowing how to …


Scarcity, the Basic Economic Problem

Olmec Religion

The First Mesoamerican Civilization<p>The Olmec civilization (1200-400 B.C.) was the first major Mesoamerican culture and laid the foundation for …

Ancient History

7 Moments That Shaped the President’s Role as Comforter-in-Chief

Nowhere are a president’s persuasive abilities more necessary, and the people more receptive to them, than in the aftermath of a tragedy. But why do …

The Maya Used Glyphs for Writing

The Maya, a mighty civilization that peaked around 600-900 A.D. and was centered in present-day southern Mexico, Yucatan, Guatemala, Belize and …

What archaeologists found in an ancient tomb - CNN Video

The tomb of an ancient Egyptian goldsmith was discovered near Luxor, Egypt. CNN's Ben Wedeman shows us what archaeologists found.

Hatshepsut: She Became a Female Pharaoh of Egypt

How Did She Become a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt?<p>Hatshepsut was a pharaoh (ruler) of Egypt, one of very few women to hold that title. A major temple in …

Ancient History

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History Hot 100 results: the historical figures who fascinated you most in 2017

We asked readers and historians to vote for the historical figures that most interest them at the moment. The results are in: this is the History Hot …

World History

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

The uncertain origins of the modern marathon

Last November, I ran my first marathon, the “Athens Authentic”. I did it mainly because I wanted to follow in the footsteps of the world’s first …

Akkadian Empire: The World's First Empire

Mesopotamia was the location for an empire founded by Sargon the Great<p>As far as we know, the world's first empire was formed in 2350 B.C.E. by Sargon …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Some secrets of China’s terra-cotta army are baked in the clay

Specialized production system lay behind the famous terra-cotta troops found in ancient Chinese emperor’s tomb.

New York City mayoral candidate says Christopher Columbus founded America, botches history 101

<b>Christopher Columbus (Getty/Hulton Archive / Stringer)</b><p>Apparently the people defending statues on the grounds that they teach history often don’t know history themselves<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 24, 2017 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Nicole Malliotakis is a Republican mayoral candidate seeking to oppose New York City Mayor …

Christopher Columbus deserves to stay in his rightful place

Christopher Columbus has been coming under fire for decades, and lately Mayor de Blasio hasn’t ruled out scrapping the iconic 1892 statue of the …