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Position:Burials - Funeral industry - Brief article
 
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As the old saying goes, the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. Burial rites have become increasingly involved over time, particularly for those who can afford it--as the Great Pyramids testify. Today, in the United States, a US$25-billion death-care industry oversees 1.8 million burials a year, with the average funeral costing about $6,000. As millions of baby boomers are expected to die by 2040, the market will only expand.

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Funerary options vary widely around the world, depending on culture and lifestyle. In Bombay, India...

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