CNBC Business | Stratospheric profits

Jan/Feb 2012 CNBC Business
Stratospheric profits

From farmers to fashion houses, from advertisers to airlines, weather affects the bottom line of numerous industries worldwide. Indeed, more than a third of US economic growth is linked to weather conditions, according to figures from the Department of Commerce. A colder-than-expected winter, say, will directly impact how much fuel will be burnt to heat homes, how fast crops will grow and how much consumers will spend on goods.

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