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Why does popcorn at the movies cost so much?

Aug 4, 2014
Hint: Movie theaters don’t make much money from movies. Movie studios do.
Posted In: movies, food costs, Food, tickets, popcorn

Why do they still have floor traders at the NYSE?

Jul 4, 2014
Robots do most of the trading. So what's up with the folks in blue jackets?
Posted In: new york stock exchange, automated trading, Wall Street

Why do marketers want young men so badly?

Jun 23, 2014
Men 18-34 are marketed to using machismo, sex, body-blows, and insults.
Posted In: marketing

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Jun 17, 2014

How do restaurants set their buffet prices?

Jun 9, 2014
There's a careful science to pricing a buffet - and to getting your money's worth.
Posted In: buffets, restaurants, food and drink

How much would an all-American iPhone cost?

May 20, 2014
A 100 percent U.S.-made iPhone would cost more than $2,000.
Posted In: iPhone, apple, China
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Everything else you wanted to know about olives

May 8, 2014
We're here to answer olive your questions.
Posted In: olives, botulism, canned food

Why green olives come in jars, but black ones come in cans

May 5, 2014
A tale of economics, dinner parties and death.
Posted In: olives, canned food, Food, botulism

Why it makes economic sense to send a letter for $0.49

Apr 25, 2014
For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can send a letter halfway across the globe. How?
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, mail
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The cold truth about the ice business

Mar 31, 2014
How many bags of ice do you buy a year? Enough to make it a $2.5 billion industry, that's how much.
Posted In: ICE

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Why does popcorn at the movies cost so much?

Aug 4, 2014
Hint: Movie theaters don’t make much money from movies. Movie studios do.
Posted In: movies, food costs, Food, tickets, popcorn

How do rental car companies make money?

Feb 10, 2014
And seriously, what's with those key chains you can't take apart?
Posted In: rental car, cars, Hertz

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