Happy Valentine's Day: Today's newsletter — edited by a very-single Justin Green — is 415 words, a 1.5 minute read.
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Tonight's expensive — and hopefully romantic — prix fixe dinner for two isn't as lucrative for the restaurant industry as you might think.
Why it matters: Valentine's Day "ranked 94th in the year for consumer spending at local places nationwide" in 2019, Bloomberg reports, lower than Cinco de Mayo and a bunch of regular Saturdays.
Between the lines: Last year's slow V-Day could be partially due to the day of the week, a Thursday.
What's next: If you're going out, prepare to pay up.
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A man swims in a snow-covered lake in Beijing.
For the snowbird in your life: Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport is introducing a long-term coat check service ($2 a day) for people who want to be warm getting to the airport on their way to sunny locales.