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How the economy's growth is measured, at a glance

The nation's economy grew at a 1.8 percent annual rate in the January-March quarter, a much slower pace than the 3.1 percent rate reported in the previous three months. High gas prices, bad winter weather and steep government spending cuts were responsible for the slowdown. Full story

Trucker Arkansas Best's 1Q loss narrows

Trucking company Arkansas Best Corp.'s first-quarter loss narrowed on improving demand, but its loss was much wider than Wall Street expected because of harsh winter weather and higher fuel prices. Full story

Canadian Pacific 1Q net income plunges on weather

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said Thursday its first-quarter net income tumbled as severe winter weather cut shipping volume and increased costs. Full story

Harlesyville says winter weather hurt 1Q results

Harleysville Group Inc. said Monday that unusually severe winter weather led to higher catastrophic losses in the first quarter, hurting the insurer's results. Full story

Ahead of the Bell: UPS

Rising fuel prices and nasty winter weather this year trimmed the earnings of UPS, according to an analyst with Citi, who lowered his first-quarter estimates on the company. Full story

Crews race to beat winds at Colorado wildfire

Snow and cold helped crews make progress on a northern Colorado wildfire that has destroyed about 15 homes, but a federal team that took over operations Monday was bracing for warmer, windier weather. Full story

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  Winter weather's last gasp

The calendar says spring, but winter weather is hanging on. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Icy weather causes travel woes in West

NBC's Bill Karins takes a look at some winter snow in the western U.S. and the nation's weekend forecast.

  Minnesota headed for record snowfall

Winter storms continue in U.S. The Weather Channel Mike Seidel reports live from Minneapolis.

  Feb. 20: Nightly News Sunday broadcast

Libya counts dead as eyes turn to Tripoli; As shutdown odds grow, lawmakers point fingers; Snow takes aim at Northeast, again; Hospital looks to combat ‘alarm fatigue’; Who made the cut for the ‘people’s wedding’?

  Outlook on Airlines

More than 50,000 flights have been canceled across the country since Dec. 1, costing airlines big money. Basili Alukos of Morningstar and Ray Neidl of the Maxim Group discuss how the severe winter weather and other headwinds will impact the sector.

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