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Friday The 13th Cost Business $800 To $900 Million

September 13, 2013

On Friday the 13th, some people are so crippled by fear that they lock themselves inside; others will have no choice but to grit their teeth and nervously muster through the day.

Nevertheless, many people will refuse to fly, buy a house, or act on a hot stock tip, inactions that noticeably slow economic activity, according to Donald Dossey, a folklore historian and founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.

“It’s been estimated that [U.S.] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they normally would do,” he said.

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