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Putting a price on comic book deaths

Mar 20, 2015
They're a dime a dozen, but do they really drive sales?
Posted In: comic books, death, superhero
Audit from the Inspector General finds Social Security Administration lists more than 6 million people born before 1901 as still alive.

The cost of inefficient Social Security record keeping

Mar 10, 2015
Banks, the IRS and others rely on the "death master file."
Posted In: Social Security, audit, death

Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

Nov 4, 2014
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Posted In: funerals, cremation, death
Washington Cemetary

How do cemeteries make money?

Oct 13, 2014
The better question may be: What do they do when they run out of space?
Posted In: death, user-generated content, cemeteries, Burial

Life as a remover

Jul 15, 2014
It takes a certain temperament to move corpses to funeral homes for a living.
Posted In: memoirs, death

Lessons on dying, to be learned from doctors

Jun 3, 2014
Examining the choices doctors make about their own final days helps the rest of us
Posted In: doctors, death
FedEx delivery

PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx

May 8, 2014
The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.
Posted In: fedex, shipping, HHS, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, cremation, death

How doctors die

Nov 19, 2013
In facing death, and making preparations for it, doctors are showing the way for others.
Posted In: doctors, death

What ghosts are you living with in your house? (Plus, a quiz!)

Oct 31, 2013
Want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.
Posted In: death, real estate

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Mar 22, 2013
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Posted In: death, health care

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