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Hail causes about $1 billion in damage to U.S. property and crops each year. Insurers would like to minimize those losses. That's where the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety comes in. Earlier this month, the Institute created a full-scale hailstorm inside a laboratory. The idea is to study why the damage can be so bad.
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