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Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
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How does the government determine the unemployment rate?

The monthly unemployment rate is based on the results of a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) called the...
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Is it illegal to keep found money?

Every state has laws requiring the return of found money or property if it is possible to identify the owner. If you find a...
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Is premium pet food healthier?

There is no documented evidence that has shown premium pet food to be any healthier than regular pet food. Premium pet food seems to...
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What happens if I can’t afford to pay for a funeral?

Before we begin, let's briefly look at the average cost of a funeral and who is supposed to be paying for it. COST On average, a...

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