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How a Dollar Bill Left Widower, 86, in Tears

Peter Bilello was stunned when his granddaughter showed it to him

(Newser) - All it took was the sight of a dollar bill to make Peter Bilello cry. The story goes back 50 years to when the Italian native, now 86, visited his mother back in Italy, ABC News reports. "My mother, she knew this girl," he says. "And my... More »

Man Tries to Pay Taxes With Insanely Folded Bills

Each took roughly 6 minutes to unfold

(Newser) - The quirkiest part of this story is not that a Wichita Falls, Texas, man attempted to pay a $600 property tax bill with $1 bills. It's that said bills were reportedly folded in a way that "required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill."... More »

Student Pays Tuition in $1 Bills

Utah youth protests rising cost of college

(Newser) - A University of Utah student paid his tuition bill with 2,000 one-dollar bills as a protest against the rising cost of college. Luq Mughal brought a metal case full of greenbacks to the school this week after making the rounds of local banks. The 21-year-old tells the Salt Lake ... More »

Jack Lew Working Hard to Keep This Off Our Dollar Bills

Treasury secretary's signature showing signs of improvement

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew's loopy signature is showing signs of improvement as he gets ready to affix his "Jacob Lew" to the nation's currency. President Obama joked in January when he nominated Lew for the Treasury post that he had never noticed before how illegible Lew's... More »

Coming Soon to Our Dollar Bills?

Jack Lew's signature is ... unique

(Newser) - Jacob (Jack) Lew is expected to replace Tim Geithner as treasury secretary, but much of the related chatter today is about his signature rather than fiscal policy. Why? Because as Kevin Roose at Daily Intel points out, the signature that might soon be gracing our paper currency looks like a... More »

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