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Solo cups are so American.

14 common American things that surprise people from other countries

From bright yellow school buses to grape flavored skittles, things Americans find commonplace don't necessarily exist outside of the US.
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York

Stocks drop in early trading

All three of the major US averages are lower Monday morning despite China's Shanghai Composite gaining nearly 5%.

10 things about living in England as an American that I wasn’t prepared for

Aside from sharing English as a predominant language, England and the US have more cultural differences than author Jennifer Still expected before she packed her bags and moved across the pond. Here are 10 things about living in England as an American Still wasn’t prepared for.
A Saudi man walks past the logo of Vision 2030 after a news conference, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia June 7, 2016.

Saudi Arabia’s reputation has taken another hit over the death of a journalist — and its economy may be next

After Saudi Arabia acknowledged the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, many business and tech luminaries pulled out of a major investment conference in Riyadh. And experts say that may be just the start of economic troubles for the kingdom.
Derry has Europe's largest Halloween carnival featuring many haunted houses.

10 differences between Halloween in the US and the UK

It turns out, how Halloween is celebrated depends a lot on where you are. In the UK, for example, there's actually a fall holiday that's bigger than Halloween in the US. Here are 10 ways people in the US and the UK celebrate Halloween differently.
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York

Stocks climb as Wall Street’s focus shifts to earnings

Stocks jumped Friday as Wall Street shook off fears about rising rates and the prospect of slowing economic growth around the world.

12 unique regional holidays you’ve probably never heard of, and the history behind them

While most of the country celebrates national holidays, there are some regional ones unique to only a few states. From Pioneer Day in Utah to Gaspee Days in Rhode Island, here are some historical regional holidays you've probably never heard of.

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

While Saudi Arabia isn't likely to follow through with what many saw as a veiled threat to pressure the energy market if the West imposes sanctions against Riyadh, analysts aren't ruling that scenario out.
Eating at a restaurant in the US can be much different than other places around the world.

10 things about American restaurants that people from outside the US may find strange

American restaurants have their own quirks, and they can be confusing to tourists. From big portions to rules surrounding alcohol consumption, here are some things about American restaurants that people from other countries may find strange.
Traders celebrate after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 6, 2018.

The Dow jumps as much as 400 points

Following the worst couple of days on Wall Street since February, stocks staged a recovery on Friday amid signs inflationary pressures remain in check despite a humming economy, and as earnings season kicked off with strong postings from major banks.