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Why does a latte cost $4?

Dec 25, 2017
We dug into the costs and profits behind your delicious frothy drink.
It's not just coffee and milk. 
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How much money is there in the world?

Oct 30, 2017
Depending on how money is defined, the answer ranges from a few trillion to tens of trillions of dollars.
Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
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Why does soda come in liters and milk in gallons?

Oct 10, 2017
Pepsi's 2-liter bottle brought more soda into households while the nation flirted with the metric system.
Pepsi worked with DuPont to come up with a bottle that was 10 times bigger than the classic 6.5-ounce Coke.
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Shrimp tails: handles, decorations ... tasty part of a meal?

Sep 4, 2017
There are a few reasons why restaurants keep the shell on the tails of shrimp.
A king prawn cooks on a barbecue. 
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Do human billboards actually bring in customers?

Aug 25, 2017
We look at why companies continue to invest in them.
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Why dry cleaning women's shirts costs more and other clothing secrets revealed

Aug 15, 2017
Clothing mysteries: What you've always wondered about belts, pockets and dry cleaning.
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What happens to abandoned cars

Jul 19, 2017
You've always wondered: Can we use them to pay for better roads?
A tow-truck pulls a vehicle away from a non-parking zone.
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Here is where the U.S. Congress buys its health insurance

Jul 18, 2017
You've always wondered: Does Congress get free health insurance?
 Storm clouds fill the sky over the U.S. Capitol Building.
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Art and Diana Ramirez of Austin with their pistols in custom-made holsters during and open carry rally at the Texas State Capitol on January 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. On January 1, 2016, the open carry law took effect in Texas, and 2nd Amendment activists held an open carry rally.
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Who in their right mind approved this ad?

Jun 13, 2017
'There’s a lot of client engagement and collaboration along the way,' ad executive says.
What would Don Draper do?
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