On the origins of money: Ancient European hoards full of standardized bronze objects

In the Early Bronze Age of Europe, ancient people used bronze objects as an early form of money, even going so far as to standardize the shape and weight of their currency, according to a study published January 20, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maikel H. G. Kuijpers and Cătălin N. Popa…Continue Reading

More than half the money she’s raised for her startup is from Black investors—and that’s by design

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‘Where’s My Money’ Spray Painted On Mitch McConnell’s Front Door After Blocking Vote On $2,000 Stimulus Checks

Topline Vandals targeted U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home Saturday morning, leaving the message “where’s my money” spray painted across his front door, just a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home was targeted in similar fashion. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters following the weekly Republican … [+] Senate conference…Continue Reading

NBA distributing money for social initiatives

10:59 AM ETEric WoodyardESPN A new NBA season will tip off Tuesday, but the league’s mission to support empowerment for the Black community, as demonstrated in the Orlando, Florida, bubble, hasn’t been forgotten.The NBA board of governors in early August announced a $300 million initial contribution to establish the NBA Foundation, dedicated to creating greater…Continue Reading

Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump, with HHS Secretary Alex Azar, tapped Moncef Slaoui (right) as top scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, the government’s $12 billion program to rush COVID vaccines to market. In the Rose Garden speech May 15, Trump lauded Slaoui,…Continue Reading

This VC is getting money from Silicon Valley workers to invest in African startups

Investor interest in African startups is at an all-time high. Encouraged by a host of companies gaining international fame for their innovation, investors from within and outside Africa are queuing to get a piece of the action. Rally Cap Ventures, a venture fund based in the US, joined the fray in September. The new firm…Continue Reading

A Good Chunk of the Money Raised to Fund Trump’s Election Lawsuits Will Now Go to His New PAC

As he mounts a disgraceful and anti-democratic challenge to the 2020 election results, Donald Trump’s campaign has been sending forceful emails to supporters, pleading for donations to fight the “illegal ballots” he claims were cast for Joe Biden, his soon-to-be successor. But the fundraising effort isn’t only supporting his long-shot legal battle: Never one to…Continue Reading