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John Jacob Astor

America’s First Multi-Millionaire, 250 Years Later

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

Cover of Fall 1909 Sears Catalog

The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication, 10 Years Ago

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

Garage Entrepeneurs

Great American Garage Entrepreneurs

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.