No one is expecting Tropical Storm Arlene, now whirling away in the Caribbean, to kick off the kind of calamity that occurred when four hurricanes touched down in the state of Florida last year. But it has to make some nervous. We're here in early June. Last year's first named storm didn't show its weather-worn face until August.
Some oil exploration companies such as BP
The trickier fretting will take place on dry land. Florida's tourism economy bounced back strongly last year despite the pesky hurricanes that damaged one out of five homes in the state. If you own shares of Home Depot
But what about the out of towners? Disney
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