winter

Snowmaking at Heavenly Resort in the Lake Tahoe area.

Fake snow is a genuine business plan for ski resorts

Jan 29, 2015
"Juneuary" weather forces ski areas to employ a costly option, snowmaking machines.
Posted In: snow machines, fake snow, skiing, winter
Telecommuting gives workers more time to dig out of a storm. Here a man uses a snow blower on his New York City driveway.

Telecommuting is killing the snow day

Jan 27, 2015
People working from home help keep storm's cost down to relatively low $500 million.
Posted In: snow day, work from home, winter, productivity
A city worker grooms a pile of road salt in Chicago.

Cost of melting icy roads ... is heating up

Jan 26, 2015
In New York, the price is up 27 percent from last year.
Posted In: road salt, winter, snow
A snowplow in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Want to track a snowplow? There's an app for that.

Jan 19, 2015
Data delivered via smartphone can show skeptics that snowplow drivers are doing their jobs. Or not.
Posted In: snow plow, app, winter
A woman bundles up against the cold. Cold temperatures are already striking hard in the midwest and northeast parts of the country.

Falling oil won't mean huge savings on home heating

Nov 20, 2014
Winter has got an early grip on the country.
Posted In: polar vortex, winter, oil prices, gas prices, heating
Alison Mueller skies to work through several inches of snow along Woodward Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather in Detroit, Mich.

Winter is coming: Why forecasters love a good vortex

Nov 10, 2014
A polar vortex is predictable, so it makes for an easy, media-friendly story.
Posted In: weather websites, polar vortex, fuel bills, winter

The lingering effect of last year's tough winter

Oct 13, 2014
The U.S. Energy Department says heating costs are likely to be less this winter.
Posted In: winter, heating, natural gas

Winter economic slowdown? Not for Campbell's soup

Feb 17, 2014
Winter weather is mostly a drag on the economy, but a few businesses love it
Posted In: weather, winter

The economics of a bad winter

Feb 17, 2014
A business opportunity for firms that make de-icer with everything from the remnants of rum to beet juice.
Posted In: weather, winter

Mild winter helps some businesses, hurts others

Mar 2, 2012
For some businesses that shut down during the winter, the mild weather this winter has been an economic shot in the arm. For others, not so much.
Posted In: weather, Ohio, winter