CATEGORY: Business
Hershey’s Once Violently Suppressed a Strike by Chocolate Workers
July 28, 2017

Annoyed at a sit-in by workers, Hershey’s orchestrated a riot. Read More

How One Ruthless Impresario Blazed a Trail for Wal-Mart and Amazon
July 25, 2017

F.W. Woolworth built an empire out of nickels and dimes. Read More

Iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel Changes Hands
October 7, 2014

Explore 10 surprising facts about the legendary New York landmark that yesterday sold for $1.95 billion to a Chinese insurance company. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller
July 8, 2014

On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist. Read More

America’s First Multi-Millionaire, 250 Years Later
July 17, 2013

Get the facts about John Jacob Astor, America’s first multi-millionaire. Read More

Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul
April 29, 2013

Check out eight things you should know about the world's first media mogul. Read More

The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication
January 25, 2013

Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog. Read More

The Man Who Shipped New England Ice Around the World
August 29, 2012

Iced drinks were luxuries for the rich until 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made a fortune shipping New England ice around the world. Read More

Empire State Building For Sale?
February 14, 2012

With the announcement of a $1 billion public stock offering, it will soon be possible to own a piece of one of the world's most iconic buildings. Read More

Great American Garage Entrepreneurs
October 6, 2011

Find out about great American businesses that got their start in garages, including one classic example: Apple Inc., co-founded by the late Steve Jobs in 1976. Read More