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After Sandy, New York's new normal

Nov 1, 2012
It's been three days since Sandy hit New York City and as residents wake up this morning, the city is still staggering back to normal.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

The overlooked benefits of renters insurance

Nov 1, 2012
Insurance claims from Sandy will reach an estimated $15 billion. But many people will have to cover damage to their household possessions because they don't have renters insurance.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, home insurance

Lower Manhattan flickers back to life

Oct 31, 2012
Despite the loss of power in lower Manhattan, Wall Street and some nearby businesses reopen. But downtown is dead compared to midtown.
Posted In: manhattan, Hurricane Sandy, electricity, New York City

Campaigns reboot after Sandy

Oct 31, 2012
Election officials in storm-stricken counties scramble ahead of voting day.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Election Day, Election 2012

Flooded engines: Sandy soaked a lot of cars

Oct 31, 2012
Insurers want to repair flooded cars rather than declare them a total loss. But water damage can show up later -- and flooding claims will show up on services like Carfax, taking down what a vehicle can get on the used-car market.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood, auto insurance

Sandy as marketing tool

Oct 31, 2012
Companies walk a fine line between compassion and commercialism when it comes to disasters.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, marketing

More than flipping a switch: Power companies fight outages

Oct 31, 2012
Electricity is coming back for those who lost power because of Sandy. Two days after the storm, about six million people on the East Coast are still in the dark, down from a high of eight and a half million.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, electricity, natural disasters, new jersey

How to repair a 108-year-old subway system

Oct 31, 2012
Transit authorities say Sandy has caused the worst crisis for the New York Subway system in its 108 year existence. Two days after the storm, the transit system is still at a halt.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City, public transportation

Philadelphia restores public transit, draws on 'rainy day fund'

Oct 31, 2012
The city of Philadelphia is getting back to business this morning. Schools and city government are up and running, as are trains and buses. What are the costs of getting the city up and running again after Sandy?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Philadelphia, public transportation

New York City reboots after Sandy

Oct 31, 2012
New York City begins to reboot in its second day after Sandy. Residents cope with subway closures and reflect on how the region fared the storm.
Posted In: New York City, Hurricane Sandy

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From hurricanes to Nor 'Easters, the cost of natural disasters makes a big impact on the economy. Follow Marketplace's coverage of the of the weather and natural disaster economy.