Harsh Spring Hurts Farmers, Businesses, Sun Lovers
by: David Schaper, NPR, May 18, 2011 3:05:00 am
This is not the spring to be selling gardening supplies, beer at a baseball park or renting bicycles in the upper Midwest. The weather has been unusually cold, wet and raw. And that's kept many who would be buying at home, and it's hurting the bottom line of many businesses.