Winter Storms Become Market Movers

"Just thinking about the weather" -- no, the 1987 song made popular by the band 10,0000 Maniacs is not running through my head. Rather I am marooned in Southern California while the South and Eastern parts of the U.S. get rocked by another ice-and-snow storm in the second half of this week. That storm could drop 8 to 14 inches of snow in Washington, D.C. This week's major winter storm will severely affect travelers and residents from Texas to the Carolinas and up the East Coast. 

Keep in mind that this is the latest major winter storm that follows other big ones just a few weeks ago. Ahead of this storm, more than 650 flights were canceled at Atlanta International Airport as of late Tuesday. Given the forecast Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has issued a State of Emergency Declaration. Odds are that more will be canceled, including my own flight back on JetBlue later this week. Those cancellations will take a toll on the stocks of airlines, particularly those that have hubs in the affected areas: JetBlue (JBLU), American Airlines (AAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL) in particular. ...447 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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