Tips for Firing Up Your Own Fourth of July Fireworks

If you're considering declaring yourself independent of municipal fireworks displays this weekend and sending up a few red, glaring rockets of your own, question number two on your mind should be "How can I get the most bang for my buck?" We've consulted with the fireworks pros for advice.

The Most Extravagant Fireworks Displays for July 4

Making the rockets red glare and bombs burst in air isn't cheap. Fourth of July celebrations can cost anywhere from $10,000 to several million dollars. Find out where the most awe-inspiring (and most expensive) fireworks displays can be seen.

Fireworks Industry Sees More Bang, More Bucks

Between 1998 and 2009 annual fireworks industry revenues more than doubled. Last year's total take was $945 million, up from $940 million in 2008. Even a devastated economy could not slow growth.

July Fourth Fireworks Are Another Recession Casualty

Across the U.S., lots of Americans won't see the rockets red glare or the bombs burst in air this year. That's because their towns can no longer afford to celebrate the anniversary of our nation's independence with the typical fireworks display.

Asian stocks continue to climb

Asian stocks continued their upward trend today. In Hong Kong, markets rose for a fourth straight day, with the Hang Seng closing at 21,069 –...