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PODCAST: ‘I see dead people’ is bad for a house’s value

David Brancaccio Oct 31, 2013
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: ‘I see dead people’ is bad for a house’s value

David Brancaccio Oct 31, 2013
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The Halloween parties may be full of Miley Cyrus impersonators and Daft Punk helmets tonight, but after the sugar high, there may be a reckoning for the U.S. economy. The advent of November brings the end-of-the year shopping season and some economists are worried about the mood.

Earlier this year, Georgia Tech became the first top university to offer a steep discount for an online grad degree:  less than $7,000 for a master’s in computer science, instead of the usual $45,000.

Here’s a gravely serious Halloween story for you. Maybe you’re not the superstitious type, but perhaps you’ve wondered before if anyone died in your house — or maybe one of your neighbor’s houses. Now there’s an easy way to find out who met their maker in your bedroom, in a way that doesn’t involve exhaustively searching county records. DiedInHouse.com, an internet company based in South Carolina, will run a background check to see if there’s a record of anyone dying in a given house for $11.99.

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