Polar Vortex Loser: Automakers
No matter how much that car salesman encourages you, you really shouldn’t go for a test drive in a blizzard. Frozen roads, blowing snow and bitter cold put a dent in sales of new cars.
New vehicle sales have been recovering for a couple years now, and the 2014 forecast is for new car sales to hit 16.4 million — the highest level since 2006. The polar vortex will take a bit away from this month’s figures, but they will be made up soon enough.