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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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We conclude our series called Big Money, on Citizens United and election financing, with a feature on the rise of campaign trackers. Meanwhile, the East Coast begins to recover from Superstorm Sandy -- the markets are set to open on Wednesday, while some flights are getting back on schedule. Disney announces a plan to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. And Youth Radio looks into the controversy of racially insensitive Halloween costumes.

Outages create nomads in search of electricity

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

Darth Mickey: Disney to buy Lucasfilm

Hollywood insider Sharon Waxman, of The Wrap, breaks down Disney's $4.05 billion deal to buy filmmaker George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm.
Posted In: George Lucas, Lucasfilm, disney, Star Wars, Mergers and Acquisitions, film

Is your Halloween costume racist?

This is a free country, so you can dress up like anything you want for Halloween. But some costumes play on negative stereotypes.
Posted In: Halloween, Youth Radio

Markets face challenge reopening after Sandy

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

Citizens United and the rise of the campaign tracker

A look at the work of campaign trackers as they follow every step of political campaigns across the country.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, 2012 campaign, campaign tracker

Returning to the skies after Sandy

It could takes days before things get back to normal for airlines and passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy's cost isn't just the destruction

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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Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
The Beastie Boys
Champions
Dan The Automator