Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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The reported U.S. death toll from Sandy stands at 13, and a million people are under orders to evacuate, across a dozen states. What is the likely economic damage of the storm to individuals and businesses? As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird, this one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.

PODCAST: Sandy slows down New York and gas prices

The mounting toll from Hurricane Sandy: Subway closures, power outages, and halted financial markets. And, is NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Romney ad takes aim at Obama over Chrysler

Romney blames Obama for selling Chrysler to Fiat, which plans to make Jeeps in China. Chrysler counters, saying it’s expanding in U.S. too.
Posted In: Chrysler, GM, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Sandy halts New York City subway

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

Quiet and waterlogged: Scenes from New York

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

After Sandy, bakery delivers rain or shine

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

Wall Street: Reaping the whirlwind?

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

Clear Channel takes down billboards in path of Sandy

Businesses in the path of Sandy are taking whatever measures they can to avoid damage: Clear Channel has dispatched crews across the east coast to remove billboards as a precautionary measure.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, clear channel

Gas prices may continue to decline, despite Sandy

Northeastern refineries shut down because of the hurricane, but Sandy also shut down traffic across the region, saving far more gas than those refineries produce.
Posted In: gas prices, Hurricane Sandy

UPDATED: Superstorm Sandy: Doing the numbers

As Hurricane Sandy makes it's way up the East Coast of the United States, damage estimates of $10 to $20 billion are beginning to trickle in.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, Economy

Food stamps and the politics of poverty

As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird. This one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.
Posted In: food stamps, Election 2012

NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure

Every day, more than a billion dollars worth of goods moves across the border between Mexico and the U.S. But customs wait times are inconsistent, which is a problem for manufacturers.
Posted In: NAFTA, Mexico, free trade

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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
The Flaming Lips
Why Did We Fire the Gun?
Waldeck
The New West (Instrumental)
Spindrift
Take Me Into Your Skin
Trentemøller
Baby's Arms
Kurt Vile