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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Death of a death-industry

David Brancaccio Nov 4, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Death of a death-industry

David Brancaccio Nov 4, 2014
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As you were brushing your teeth this morning, crude oil prices were falling nearly 2 percent. Some of this is an announcement that Saudi Arabia, that huge producer of oil, is cutting prices to U.S. customers. More on that. And a year ago, tech CEO Michael Dell paid almost $25 billion for a computer maker … called Dell. He bought enough shares to take the company private, meaning no quarterly earnings reports. Today, at the Dell World conference in Austin, he’ll show off his renovations in progress. Plus, America’s funeral parlors bring in an estimated $20 billion a year in the U.S. But the industry is changing.

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