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Today in History: The Euro Debuts 

Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, a decentralized, worldwide payment system, has been topping the news, but looking a little further back to milestones in economic and political history.... did you know that on January 4, 1999 the euro debuted as the new financial unit of eleven European nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, …

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Today in History: Erie Canal Opens 

I've got a mule and her name is Sal/Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal/She's a good ol' worker and a good ole' pal/Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal. -- Bruce Springsteen, "Erie Canal" The Boss certainly popularized our understanding of this significant waterway, where low bridges were common and locks were plenty. Men and mules …

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Trading Starbucks for Information 

The current economy is not a friend to the struggling graduate student, but you can give a gift to yourself at the end of the year: all you have to do is give up your lattes. $100 is the equivalent of 20 frothy Starbucks drinks, but it can also be exchanged for something much more …

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