Fourth of July

July 4th is a big beer holiday

Jul 4, 2014
Beer sales have been flagging for the big breweries, although craft beers are soaring.
Posted In: Fourth of July, beer, craft beer

Fireworks spark up a black market economy

Jul 4, 2014
Illegal firework trafficking is low priority for police, but not for firefighters.
Posted In: fireworks, Fourth of July, Youth Radio

Hemp flag stokes industry hopes

Jul 4, 2013
The flag flying over the U.S. Capitol on July Fourth? Made of hemp.
Posted In: marijuana, hemp, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Fourth of July

Fireworks Tech: Behind the scenes

Jul 4, 2013
Displays are getting more impressive thanks to new technologies like computerized electronic matches and synchronized music.
Posted In: Fourth of July, fireworks, Tech, New York

American economic independence through the years

Jul 5, 2012
As you recover from yesterday's beach trips and barbeques, we take a look back at economic independence throughout American history with Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: financial independence, Fourth of July

Fireworks sellers going strong despite heat, cancellations

Jul 4, 2012
With forecasts of excessive heat, rainstorms, and fire danger, a number of communities are calling off their fireworks celebrations this year. And of course local government budgets have also been under strain lately.
Posted In: fireworks, Fourth of July

Where they celebrate Independence Day in the U.K.

Jul 4, 2012
George Washington's ancestral home in England, Washington Old Hall, is an historic estate which might be the only place in the U.K. that throws a party for our Independence Day.
Posted In: George Washington, history, Fourth of July, england