Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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The Walt Disney Company has struck a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and announced that they will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015. As stricken homeowners dig out from Hurricane Sandy, home-improvement sales should see a boost. On the streets of New York City, things are getting back to normal after the storm though much of the city's downtown neighborhoods are still without power and subway service remains suspended. And, Sandy aside, we take a Halloween trip to a fang-maker in lower Manhattan.
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Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, electricity, natural disasters, new jersey
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Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Philadelphia, public transportation
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