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El Nino Is Coming: Are You Prepared?

El Nino, the periodic phenomenon of unusually warm Pacific Ocean surface temperatures, carries a lot more mystique than the average shift in...

How Slick Roads Raise Your Rates

Snow can be so pretty if you're on the slopes or sipping hot cocoa inside your warm house. But if you're on the road in severe...

U.S. Job Growth Weakest in 3 Years

Employers hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that cold weather might have had an impact.

The 10 Most Expensive Hurricanes in U.S. History

At times, 2011 has felt like a parade of natural disasters: Earthquakes and tornadoes and floods, oh my! But wait, there are more coming. Hurricane season has just begun, and the forecasts for 2011 aren't pretty. Before the next one hits, we look back at the nation's 10 costliest hurricanes.

People@Work: Winter's Blasts Affect Not Only Hiring but Output, Too

It's hard to fathom that something as mundane as weather could affect employment statistics. But it clearly does. And it also has big impact on how much work actually gets done. And beyond the snows of winter, there's distractions like the Super Bowl that keep worker from their duties.