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Why are beer growlers more expensive than six-packs?

Sep 9, 2022
Breweries tend to charge more per ounce if you’re getting large amounts of alcohol, contrary to conventional wisdom.
Buying in bulk: A growler of beer is filled at a Miami brewery.
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What is the difference between a president and a CEO? 

Sep 2, 2022
CEOs are tasked with handling the company’s overall vision, while presidents are more focused on day-to-day operations.
CEOs are responsible for the overall vision of a company, and are usually on the company's board. However, some leaders occupy both the role of CEO and president.
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How are businesses valued?

Aug 26, 2022
There are guidelines, but experts say it’s more art than science.
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How do movie theaters decide showtimes?

Aug 19, 2022
Deciding when a film plays is a giant moving puzzle that theaters have to put together every week.
Looking ahead for a weekend showing? Check the Tuesday listings.
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Check, please! But wait, isn’t it a bill?

Aug 5, 2022
The origins of the term reflect worries about accuracy and honesty at restaurants.
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Would government price controls help solve our inflation problem? 

Jul 29, 2022
Many economists say that temporarily capping prices would be a short-term fix, leading to consequences once controls are lifted.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates Wednesday for the fourth time this year in its effort to influence prices for goods and services by indirect means.
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Why aren't mulberries sold at grocery stores?

Jul 22, 2022
The trees are easy to grow, but the berries are fragile and have a shorter shelf life compared to other fruits.
Mulberries are ripe when they fall off the tree.
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Where did the stock market’s $7 trillion loss in value go? 

Jul 15, 2022
It’s been a bad year for the stock market and cryptocurrency, which have lost billions in value.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on a morning in June, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened lower.
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