Hurricane Sandy

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Delay of federal Sandy relief package to squeeze state budgets

Jan 3, 2013
A $60 billion Sandy relief package passed the Senate in December, but House leadership reneged on its pledge to pass the bill before the end of the session.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Congress, natural disasters

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

Life after losing everything

Dec 21, 2012
In June 2012, Marketplace Money shared the story of the Gulis, a couple whose home and business were destroyed in the Colorado wildfires. We check in on them six months later and find out how they're rebuilding their lives after losing nearly everything.
Posted In: colorado, natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy

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

The importance of technology during natural disasters

Dec 14, 2012
On Monday, Congress takes up a $60 billion recovery package for areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. When the lights went out and the floodwaters moved in, people needed food and sandbags, sure -- but they also needed information and connectivity.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, technology, natural disasters

Amtrak asks for subsidies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Dec 13, 2012
On Capitol Hill today, fiscal conservatives are likely to argue against the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies that go to Amtrak each year. But Hurricane Sandy showed you need to spend if you want to save.
Posted In: Amtrak, Hurricane Sandy
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

The bigger influence on retail: Black Friday, or Sandy?

Dec 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy sparked spending in the Northeast, but Black Friday is national and so has more impact on retail sales.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy, Black Friday

Concert will rain charity on Sandy victims

Dec 11, 2012
The 121212 concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden has raised more than $30 million, and the show hasn’t even started.
Posted In: Charity, Hurricane Sandy, concerts, Robin Hood foundation

Markets react to fiscal cliff talks

Nov 30, 2012
Markets fell yesterday just moments after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said no substantive progress had been made in the latest fiscal cliff negotiations.
Posted In: markets, fiscal cliff, Hurricane Sandy

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