Has Santa tried to derail the economy?

The state of New York is no stranger to freak weather conditions but the current winter storm hitting the eastern sea board has already seen over 10 fatalities, thousands stranded in airports covered in snow and the National Guard called out. This time around it seems more than the Fifth Avenue shoppers who are going to have to take cover. No country on earth is immune from freak weather, nor are they immune from the financial and economic impacts Mother Nature leaves in her wake.