weather

Ski Resorts Benefit From 'Backyard Syndrome'

Crunch time for ski resorts is much easier this year thanks to the back-to-back winter storms that have pounded the East Coast. In industry lingo, it's called the "Backyard Syndrome," which means that if people see snow around their homes, they are overtaken by a desire to ski or snowboard.

A Big Chill,
but Not Always
So Painful

So far, the East Coast has had a bitterly cold winter -- temperatures were below normal throughout between New York City and Atlanta, and the extreme cold is expected to linger through February. The chill has been a boon for some sectors of the economy, even as it drags down others.

Could a Little Sunshine Help Your Portfolio?

A theory by two accounting professors known as "the sunshine effect" suggests that the price of certain stocks may tend to move higher than normal when earnings are announced on sunny days.

Weather insurance for your vacation?

hotel with rainAre you sick of spending your summer vacation cramped up in a hotel while the rides at Disneyland sit idly by, cementing the thought that you just...