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5 quick money facts about the 4th of July

Posted: 10:47 AM, Jun 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-27 14:47:43Z

1. The U.S. spent $3.5 million on importing American flags from China for July 4, 2014.

2. U.S. retailers sold fireworks worth $369.4 million in 2014.

3. Americans will spend an estimated $6.8 billion on food for the July 4 holiday weekend in 2016

4. A toast to America! More than 68 million cases of beer will be sold over the July 4 holiday.

5. Joey Chestnut holds the all-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest record, which he set 7/4/2013 by taking down 69 hot dogs in ten minutes.

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