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A Sandy sales bump?

Oct 31, 2012
As stricken homeowners dig out, home-improvement sales should see a boost.
Posted In: construction, consumer spending, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters
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Outages create nomads in search of electricity

Oct 30, 2012
Superstorm Sandy has stranded millions of people without power. Many are on the move in search of a working outlet to recharge their phones.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, electricity
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Markets face challenge reopening after Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
Wall Street gets back to business tomorrow now that the storm has passed by NYC. How will investors react following the layoff?
Posted In: NYSE, Wall Street, Hurricane Sandy
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Returning to the skies after Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
It could takes days before things get back to normal for airlines and passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, Hurricane Sandy
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Sandy halts New York City subway

Oct 30, 2012
The country's most extensive subway system has been put out of commission by Hurricane Sandy. A 14-foot storm surge sent water into the tunnels and seems likely to have caused considerable damage.
Posted In: New York City, MTA, Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy's cost isn't just the destruction

Oct 30, 2012
The superstorm Sandy disrupted the business week of the nation's largest metropolitan area. Big companies carry insurance, but small businesses and individuals aren't insured for lost business and lost wages.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy
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Quiet and waterlogged: Scenes from New York

Oct 30, 2012
Flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy have brought New York City to an unprecedented shutdown.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, New York City, NYSE
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Earnings releases delayed due to Hurricane Sandy

Trading in U.S. stocks is suspended for a second straight day. The floor of the New York Stock exchange is reportedly undamaged, and officials are testing out their electronic trading infrastructure. The last day of the month is typically a heavy day for trading, and financial officials would like to be up and running tomorrow if possible. Dozens of companies have decided to postpone their quarterly earnings releases: Avon, Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart have all decided to wait out the storm.


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After Sandy, bakery delivers rain or shine

Oct 30, 2012
While much of Philadelphia -- another major city that has found itself in the path of Hurricane Sandy -- remains officially shut down, there are a few signs of life on the streets.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Philadelphia, natural disasters
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Wall Street: Reaping the whirlwind?

Oct 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy shut down Wall Street on an ominous anniversary: October 29 -- Black Tuesday. Should we be worried about what will happen when Wall Street re-opens tomorrow?
Posted In: stock market, Hurricane Sandy

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