7 industries making money off winter misery

While humans bear the brunt of mother nature this winter, these 7 industries are taking advantage of our misery.

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Feb 13, 2014 11:55PM
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It looks like the propane industry is being rewarded for being unprepared for winter.
Feb 13, 2014 8:15PM
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I would say snow removal services, snow equipment makers, and heat pac makers are doing well also.
Feb 14, 2014 2:08PM
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Well at least someone's doing well in this economy. Too bad it takes a disaster  to help a business make a profit.
Feb 14, 2014 11:03AM
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any publicly traded company for cement/pothole fixing.. it's gonna be a nice clean up in spring
Feb 14, 2014 4:09PM
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We who live in Minnesota feel sorry for the Southern and Eastern States but what they're getting is no more than a little inconvenience for a day up here in the land of the Tundra. So far this year, we have had 42 days below "ZERO".  Do I dare say "Wimps?"  ':-)
Feb 14, 2014 4:19PM
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"While humans bear the brunt of mother nature this winter, these 7 industries are taking advantage of our misery."

Typical MSN crap. Not one of these industries are taking advantage of anything. Taking advantage suggests a deliberate effort to capitalize on peoples situations. Your pipes burst, you call a plumber. You want to get away from the cold, YOU decide to take a vacation. Your clothing isn't warm enough, you buy a coat. Where does the "taking advantage of misery" come into play???  

Feb 14, 2014 2:52PM
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People can afford to go to Florida?!?!?!?
Feb 14, 2014 3:37PM
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I would add auto body repair shops on the list as well.
Feb 14, 2014 3:22PM
Feb 14, 2014 2:26PM
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LL Bean's Maine Warden's Parka - you can't go wrong with that winter coat.

Feb 14, 2014 9:13AM
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I would add HVAC techs. Keep your essential Heating systems working properly!
Call Jerry Kelly and ask for Will!
Feb 22, 2014 12:11PM
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Wow. People haven't figured it out yet. If you'll do some research, you'll find a republican owner/operator behind both the garment manufacture and the propane company, who have jumped on the "Profit Bandwagon" and are taking advantage of these people freezing their a$$es off. Now, what a role model and they will be once again asking for your vote.....after they've reemed you a good one first. Assume the position.
Feb 13, 2014 7:52PM
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Let's see if the democrats want to add a windfall profits tax on these industries. Especially because they didn't build that.  Obama made it miserable outside.
Feb 14, 2014 7:28AM
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Al there was a fortune in global cooling.
Feb 14, 2014 3:02PM
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Another moronic reporter showing his true colors (red).  These businesses and the people in them are providing valuable services at a reasonable price to help us through the winter weather.  They should be commended, not snarked at.
Feb 14, 2014 3:17PM
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Damn these profiteers!  Quick, enact Venezeulan-style price controls!
Feb 14, 2014 4:25PM
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They for got the the greedy power people


Feb 14, 2014 2:53PM
Feb 13, 2014 9:48PM
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I know those Morton bastards are behind global warming, more snow equals more salt equals, more profit.
Feb 22, 2014 4:02PM
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So I guess farmers are taking advantage of people who eat?

Come on MSN - supply and demand is how we do it here in the States.

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