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Freakish Winter Freezes Some Profit Plays, Heats Up Some Others
This article was supposed to be about investments that would allow you to profit from the typical cold-and-snowy weather that's part of the winter routine at this time of year.
But as everyone from Southern California to the Middle Atlantic East Coast states, and the Great Lakes to the Deep South, is painfully aware, this year's winter has been neither "routine" nor "typical" - not by a long shot.
Indeed, the so-called "