Star-spangled spending: Missouri invests big bucks in July Fourth bangs

When it comes to July Fourth fireworks, Missouri lives up to its nickname — or so data on fireworks spending would suggest.

Missouri led all states in spending on fireworks last year, according to personal finance site ValuePenguin, with the Show-Me State’s $51 million in pyrotechnics purchases no doubt fueling plenty of shows.

The graphic below illustrates that spending and all sorts of other Independence Day consumer data.

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