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There Are Actually A Few Upsides To This Year's Bone-Chilling Winter

By Kim Bellware

CHICAGO — Winter-weary northerners take heart: There’s actually a silver lining to all this record snow, ice and bone-chilling cold.

Portions of the Midwest and the East Coast extending up to Canada pummeled by a few rounds of polar vortexes stand to see cold weather-related benefits everywhere from the produce aisle to their pocketbook.

Consumer Prices Could Drop

As The Great Lakes approach record levels of ice cover, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is anticipating a 13-inch rise in water levels when the frozen stuff finally melts that could ultimately translate into …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green