For one New Yorker, the journey to the Pearly Gates involved a detour to the city's car pound.
Not even the dead can escape the recession's sting.
The saying goes, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." But the current troubling economic times has even the "death" industry feeling a bit lifeless, as families look to cut funeral costs.
CNN's Richard Roth reports on the high costs of dying in the midst of a recession, and cremation's new popularity.
Death is a tragedy, a philosophical conundrum, and a biological inevitability - but it is also a business. In her new book, Remember Me (coming in August from HarperCollins, $24.95), Lisa Takeuchi ...
All you want to do is leave your heirs with a will -- not a bill.
Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale, bulk seller of products to help save you money in life, is offering a way to save money in death, too.
So far e-commerce has mostly meant selling stuff like books, CDs, and plane tickets. Nice enough, but so evanescent. Now, though, the Web is beginning to be used for transactions of more lasting im...
When he was seven years old, Peter van Schaik recalls, he was terrified of death. Seeking comfort, he wrote to a funeral director, who assuaged his fears and made him see dying in a new light.