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The economic cost of hangovers

www.theatlantic.com Published: July 7, 2013
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The Fourth of July is beer's annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day.

So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are advised to, well, manage their expectations, according to The Atlantic.



Excessive drinking costs the economy more than $220 billion -- or about $1.90 per drink, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which studies the negative externalities of alcohol consumption each decade.


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