Data indicates that the profitability of a company decreases by 20% when the spouse loses a child. Profitability decreases 15% when a spouse dies.
However, statistics show that the profitability of a company rises slightly following the demise of the mother-in-law... lending credence to all the mother-in-law jokes.
Don't believe it? Here is the link to take you to the Baltimore Sun article.
update: the Baltimore Sun article referred to here is no longer available. However, the same article can still be found in the MSNBC archive. see MSNBC
if that is unavailable, see this cache copy
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