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For Independence Day Fireworks, U.S. Depends On China

Nearly all the fireworks Americans will use to celebrate this Fourth of July are imported from China. But the domestic fireworks business is still booming.

Americans will spend more than $900 million this year on bottle rockets, Roman candles, and other fireworks. But those of us who want to celebrate Independence Day with a bang are almost totally dependent on China for supplies.

"99 percent of the backyard consumer fireworks come directly from China,"

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