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Plan to secure Manhattan from flooding leans on nature

Jan 1, 2013
After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.
Posted In: sandy, New York, manhattan

Vermonters still awaiting FEMA money

Dec 31, 2012
More than a year after Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, many homeowners are still waiting on federal relief money.
Posted In: Hurricane Irene, FEMA, hurricane

Holiday sales grow at weakest pace since 2008

Dec 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, the threat of the fiscal cliff, and the election may have all contributed to a disappointing holiday shopping season.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Hurricane Sandy

2012 was a costly year for severe weather

Dec 24, 2012
Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy, drought, flood insurance

Local businesses still struggling after Sandy

Dec 17, 2012
Sandy's enduring problems for commuters and small businesses are on display in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, hoboken

In holiday season, Sandy repairs continue -- and add up

Nov 23, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused damage and pain across several states. With the clean-up still in its first stages, rebuilding and repairing could become an economic boost.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Moral hazard: Should taxpayers have to bail out disaster-prone regions?

Nov 21, 2012
When a hurricane costs billions to clean up, who should foot the bill?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood insurance

Long Island Power slammed for slow Sandy response

Nov 19, 2012
Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy power has been restored for most people affected by the storm. But the embattled LIPA is still dealing with a wave of criticism over its performance.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, power grid, utilities

Displaced NYC marathoners run in Philadelphia

Nov 19, 2012
New York officials decided to scrap the New York Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The cancellation may be an economic boon for another marathon just down the road.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

A New York gas station is back in business

Nov 16, 2012
Checking back in with a gas station manager in Pelham, N.Y., after his station gets fuel.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, gas shortage, gas prices, New York

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Marketplace's coverage of the municipal bond market. With an increasing number of state and local governments struggling with debt and budgets, worries are growing over how the muni market will be able to cope.