Douglas firs weren't great for lumber, but they once made the small town of Eureka the Christmas-tree capital of America.
To the designer Lucile, luxury consumerism was a virtue as wartime economies struggled.
Shopping malls are in trouble, as are the commercial mortgage-backed securities built around them. Can another 2008 be averted?
In the long time between The Jungle and today, meatpacking has changed—first for the better, due to strong unions, then for the worse.