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This Louisiana Man Collected Over Half a Million Pennies in 45 Years
Otha Anders is a true believer in the phrase “a pretty penny.” For 45 years, up until Tuesday, he was the proud owner of a collection containing over half a million of them. The Louisiana teacher loved looking at his massive collection so much that in the 70s, when the U.S. government began to
Lakers From The Outside: The Kobe issue
The first in a series on how league insiders view the Lakers' rebuild. Kobe Bryant runs into the noise, the deafening roars and the thumping music blasting throughout Staples Center. "And at the other guard, 6-foot-6, in his 21st campaign from Lower Merion High School arena announcer Lawrence
Cravings: Grilled Cheese in Brooklyn
Musician Po Johnson satisfies her craving in Bushwick, Brooklyn with some close friends.
Coin Collectors Line Up for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Gold Coin
Outside U.S. Mint gift shops around the country, crowds of people have lined up for the past few days to get their hands on the golden 50th anniversary commemorative John F. Kennedy half-dollar. But it wasn't just a coin collector's gold rush. Professional line waiters and out-of-work actors could
Coin Use Decline Could Cost Fed a Pretty Penny
Americans are going to be using fewer coins and dollar bills in the coming years as they increasingly pay online or with their phones, and it could either cut the Federal Reserve’s costs or cost the Fed a pretty penny. Managing the distribution of coins...
Lamakers Ask 'What's Next?' After Fort Hood (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE SPEAKER SPEAKS: House Speaker John Boehner yesterday expressed condolences for the victims of the latest Fort Hood shooting and said Congress should explore ways to better prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms, as investigators ...
Underground Vault Offers Bitcoin Protection With Armed Guards, Biometric Scanners
Bitcoin thefts and financial troubles of exchanges that trade the digital currency are opening the doors to a Silicon Valley startup called Xapo, which touts physical underground vaults in secret locations protected by armed guards. This week, Xapo announced it raised $20 million with the...
Curved Coins Commemorate Baseball
U.S. Mint-issued gold, silver and half-dollar coins celebrate the 75th anniversary of baseball's Hall of Fame.
America's First Curved Coin Celebrates Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th Anniversary
Hooray for Baseball: Mint's Commemorative Coin Celebrates Hall of Fame With a Twist
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Kerry Scheduled to Meet With Russia Foreign Minister US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. 2. Pistorius Trial: Boxer