“Mileage runs” allow hardcore travelers to maintain elite status. Are they worth it?
Trolls were one of the hottest toys of the 20th century — twice. But the original inventor only made a sliver of the proceeds.
Professional athletes owe major tax bills every time they work in another state. If you’re a remote employee, you might, too.
Major corporations are buying back their own stock at alarming rates. But whom does the practice really benefit?
The Ganz sisters built a thriving business around everything twins, triplets, and multiples.
When David Glasheen lost his fortune in the 1980s stock crash, he packed a small suitcase and moved to a remote island. He’s been there ever since.
Ticketmaster’s maligned fees and customer service issues are again under the microscope. Will American music fans ever see anything better?
In recent years, the subjects and photographers behind some of the internet’s most popular memes have taken legal action to protect their work from nefarious actors.
A typical agent in the US closes on 10 homes in a year. One record-setting agent in Texas does better than that nearly every day.
Today’s cities are almost completely devoid of public toilets. An unfolding movement is trying to change that.
Altar bread was once made by hundreds of communities of nuns across the US. Now, a for-profit company controls nearly the entire market.
Piano-building was once one of the country’s largest industries. Today, only two companies remain in business.
Anytime you order nachos at a sporting event, there’s a good chance they came from a molten-cheese empire in San Antonio, Texas.
Across rural America, independent grocery stores are shuttering. To keep its only store from joining the trend, one small town in Kansas got creative.
Fringe groups have glommed onto brands like Pit Viper, Dr. Martens, and Fred Perry. Can a brand reclaim its identity from unwanted customers?
George Leonidas Leslie orchestrated an estimated 80% of all bank robberies in the US in the late 1800s — a total haul worth millions — all while living a strange double life.
Gas is at record-high prices in the United States, but it still costs far less than elsewhere in the world. And in the long run, Americans might pay for that privilege.
The Hustle surveyed 3k+ renters and landlords to find out how much rent has gone up in 2022, and what’s driving the surge.
A little-known provision in a 100-year-old contract opened up the door for private investors to mint money from mouthwash sales.
A hot housing market has attracted thousands of new agents. For most of them, the gold rush won’t be so lucrative.
Taking the kids to a baseball game, a movie, or Disneyland is a bigger financial commitment than it used to be for middle-class families.
Nearly 50 years ago, one man ‘invented’ the modern smiley face. Then, another man halfway across the world made it into a multimillion-dollar cash cow.
A handful of companies have pushed the boundaries of intellectual property law by laying claim to individual colors.
Financial gurus want young home shoppers to stop complaining and cut back on small luxuries. But there are broader affordability issues at play.