Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar want U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.
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Colbert wants to know: Should he buy bitcoin?
The share of $100s held outside the U.S. has been rising for decades. That's good news for the U.S. economy.
The value of the virtual currency is skyrocketing. Is that good or bad for bitcoin's future?
You'd be free to leave the state, as long as you left your money behind. That's essentially what it's like now for people in Cyprus.
A snake-eating-its-tail thing happens when you think certain thoughts about money and the Federal Reserve.
Before the Civil War, there were 8,000 different kinds of money in the United States. On today's show, we figure out how this world worked. And explain how the war changed everything.
National currencies are defunct in the euro zone. So why do receipts still show prices in francs, pesetas and drachma?
On today's show we go deep into the nature of money itself, and we find a surprisingly clear answer to this question.
Forcing everyone to use dollar coins would essentially create a voluntary tax on people with extra coins lying around.
The government is printing 7.8 billion pieces of paper money, valued at $472.9 billion. Here's how that breaks down by denomination. Also: a special bonus graphic showing the lifespan of money.
Three things you should check, pull on, and wiggle before you use an ATM.
Are you a eurozone country? Are you having a hard time borrowing money? Mario Draghi has a deal for you.
A gritty, black-and-white look at how U.S. money was printed at the turn of the 20th century.