Alexander Hamilton lives! Well, at least he will continue to live on the $10 bill; meanwhile, Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew caused a stir last June when he announced the $10 bill would be getting a new face as it went through a planned anti-counterfeit design makeover. The announcement was considered a snub to Hamilton as he served as Treasury secretary and was an "economic policymaker extraordinaire," according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
My thoughts on the Treasury's decision to keep Hamilton on the $10 bill and add Harriet to the $20: https://t.co/JiTsH20q8v¿ Ben Bernanke (@benbernanke) April 20, 2016
Today is 4/20, a day that bears special significance among marijuana smokers for reasons that aren't totally understood. (Some theorists say 420 is police code for marijuana. Others say the term originated among a group of friends who gathered daily at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana and the term took off from there.) Either way, attitudes -- and laws -- toward medicinal and recreational uses for marijuana have become more relaxed in recent years. Brookings Institute commented on several of the debates surrounding marijuana use today.
On #420, marijuana policy's top thinkers weigh in on everything from criminal justice reform, lawsuits & big pharma: https://t.co/shJbqgOgbV¿ Brookings (@BrookingsInst) April 20, 2016
Yum! Brands (YUM) announced first-quarter earnings after the close. The company reported earnings of $0.95, beating analyst estimates of $0.83. Revenue of $2.62 billion fell just short of analyst targets of $2.66 billion. In the company's earnings release, CEO Greg Creed said all four of the company's divisions saw positive same-store sales and core operating profit growth. He also called attention to Pizza Hut's turnaround, which delivered 5% same-store sales growth. Meanwhile -- perhaps in honor of 4/20 -- Pizza Hut got a little cheeky on Twitter.
Time for pizza. pic.twitter.com/J2cfw9SBNO¿ Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) April 20, 2016
Finally, in honor of 4/20, a tweet from Tommy Chong.
Who's watching Up In Smoke right now?¿ Tommy Chong (@tommychong) April 20, 2016