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Across the path of totality, people are cashing in on 2024’s total solar eclipse

Apr 1, 2024
From fully booked hotels to eclipse-themed weddings, the celestial event spreads economic opportunity along its path.
Students in London observe a partial solar eclipse in the U.K. on March 20, 2015. On April 8th this year, a total solar eclipse will pass through the United States.
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Farmers in Oregon look to cash in on the solar eclipse

Jul 24, 2017
Farmers are renting out their fields to eager eclipse watchers.
Farmer Christina Carpenter gestures toward one of the fields that will host campers during August’s total solar eclipse. She and Grant Putnam (left) are taking advantage of the rare opportunity to host an eclipse festival on their farm, Organic Earthly Delights. 
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How one business is bracing for the upcoming solar eclipse

Jul 14, 2017
One company tried to book the entire hotel four years out.
 A view of the full solar eclipse from Antalya, the southern coast of Turkey, in 2006.