Bell System’s monopoly broke up in 1984 leading to independent phone companies, which have merged with or were acquired by other companies. The Wall Street Journal used a flowchart to show the history, which is how companies like AT&T and Verizon inherited a system of lead-covered cables.
Flowchart showing the splits, mergers, and acquisitions of the former Bell Telephone Company
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Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Jobs Charted by State and Salary →
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
Chances it’s a Friend’s Birthday Every Single Day of the Year
If it seems like every day you log in to Facebook, it’s someone’s birthday, you’re probably not that far off.