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Economy out $5B in cold cash
after weeklong deep freeze

Associated Press, by Steve Karnowski

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/10/2014 5:23:06 PM

Minneapolis — Hunkering down at home rather than going to work, canceling thousands of flights and repairing burst pipes from the Midwest to the Southeast has its price. By one estimate, about $5 billion. The country may be warming up from the polar vortex, but the bone-chilling cold, snow and ice that gripped much of the country — affecting about 200 million people — brought about the biggest economic disruption delivered by the weather since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, said Evan Gold, senior vice president at Planalytics, a business weather intelligence company in suburban Philadelphia. While the impact came nowhere close to

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Global Cooling causes economic disruption. Guess we should encourage Global Warming then?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/10/2014 5:34:44 PM     (No. 9687367)

"By one estimate..."..."working out to maybe one-seventh to one-eighth of one day’s production for the entire country."

Well, on the upside, Obama and his oft-surprised economists will have their next excuse ready to go.

/s off/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/10/2014 5:45:51 PM     (No. 9687381)

Not much more expensive than the Obama family´s fun vacation in hula-land.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 1/10/2014 8:06:19 PM     (No. 9687525)

Weather happens.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/10/2014 8:23:33 PM     (No. 9687535)

It gave us time to enjoy the photos of MO and the girls enjoying a basketball in HI./s

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