How much money do you have on you? In most cases, that question refers to the cash in your wallet, purse or pocket. But in the rare fashionista case, it can be taken quite literally: as in, how much cash are you wearing?
There is hardly any food that’s more American than the hamburger. And capitalizing on that are many industries, from fast-food restaurants to cattle growers, to ketchup and mustard producers. In our latest infographic we dissect a typical hamburger — and we give you the “meat”: the popularity of each ingredient, how much of it is produced annually, and how much of it we consume.
n 2009, 43.6 million Americans, or 14.3% of the population of the United States, lived at or below the poverty level. That’s up from 13.2% in 2008, according to the Census Bureau, but more importantly, it is the highest poverty level recorded in the last 51 years.
Being a successful investor requires neither time-travel skills enabling you to purchase Google (GOOG) stock at $80 a pop, nor a crystal ball that will show you the next hot asset class. It simply requires knowledge and perseverance. To make investment choices that ultimately pay off, you need to start by knowing the fundamentals. We thought one way of helping you get a jumpstart on your basic investing terminology is a series of infographics that explain, visually, basic concepts. First up: what is a stock?
Using U.S. currency for art isn’t necessarily legal, but that hasn’t stopped artists from using dollar bills as their canvas. Take a look at the slideshow above, and you’ll see that U.S. money could quite literally be used to create amazing works of art. Images include work by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, Mark Wagner, and others.
To be perfectly upfront, what we’re about to show you is not something we endorse. The legality of writing on U.S. currency isn’t clear-cut: according to Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 333 (18 U.S.C. §333), “whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures,...