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Today is the anniversary of Twitter’s public launch. Nearly 4 months after founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet, the site, then known as Twttr, launched to the public on July 15, 2006. Eight years later and the micro-blogging platform is...
Big tobacco just got bigger. Two of the largest names in tobacco joined forces Tuesday when Reynolds American bought its smaller rival Lorillard to the tune of $27.4 billion. This move unites the No. 2 and No. 3 American cigarette companies in what...
US. presidential candidate Walter Mondale and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro campaigning in 1984. Ferraro was the first woman to be placed on a major party’s national ticket. Photo via the Library of Congress Thirty years ago...