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 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.

Feb 22, 2014 3:53PM
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Propane shortage my #ss, just another example of a fuel related business sticking it to the public again as they have since we needed lamp oil. CEO's, CFO's and what ever else O.s will be making record bonuses this year, the rotten #astards.
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