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The cost of inefficient Social Security record keeping
Banks, the IRS and others rely on the "death master file."
Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
How do cemeteries make money?
The better question may be: What do they do when they run out of space?
Lessons on dying, to be learned from doctors
Examining the choices doctors make about their own final days helps the rest of us
PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx
The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.
What ghosts are you living with in your house? (Plus, a quiz!)
Want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.
Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Far-flung relatives now watch funerals online
Turns out online funerals aren’t just for celebrities. More and more families across the U.S. are looking at them as a way to cut costs, and include more friends and relatives.
The dangers of summer fun
Some of America's favorite summertime activities may be fun, but they come with a lot of risks.