CNBC Originals

Season 2013 Episode 01.31.13

Death: It's a Living

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Death isn't just a certainty; it's an industry, built around rituals designed to ease grieving - and drive profits. Once bound by tradition, this highly competitive and little-understood business is reinventing itself for the 21st century. CNBC goes inside the fascinating world of the $17 billion death care industry, exploring the steady rise in cremation and some unconventional ways to say goodbye.
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cultural institutions, fame and fortune, investigative journalism, business wisdom, entrepreneurship/venture capitalism