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Concerns about wildfires drive sales of "safe and sane" fireworks

Jul 4, 2022
But even these ground-based varieties come with risks.
The term "safe and sane” refers to fireworks that are considered less likely to cause injury or start fires.
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To bring a feeling of celebration, are more people turning to confetti?

Dec 31, 2021
While large gatherings like the one in Times Square are being scaled back, small sales of confetti are growing for some retailers.
People write wishes on confetti that will then be dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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Why singing happy birthday can come with a fee

Aug 27, 2015
A lawsuit challenges the song's copyright.