Who's Succeeding During The Economic Slump?

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In many places around the country, the economy is down — but not everywhere. As economic changes alter how we work and play, some sectors are actually benefiting. Companies that immunize travelers, sell bikes and charter boats are all experiencing an unexpected boon.

Capt. Sonny Schindler, who runs a fishing boat charter in Ann Arbor, Mich., says that fuel costs have put a damper on people buying boats. They're turning to in-shore charters instead. "We have no complaints, but not enough sleep," Schindler says.

Meanwhile, in Baltimore, a company that immunizes travelers has been enjoying increased business as tourists decide against going to Europe, where the dollar won't buy them much, and opt for locales where their money is worth more.



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