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How people behave after a crisis like Hurricane Sandy

Nov 2, 2012
Professor Dan Ariely discusses why there's an altruistic feeling following a crisis and what happens when everyone is going after a few limited resources.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, behavioral economics

Sandy strands elderly in New York highrises

Nov 1, 2012
New York is boosting food deliveries to elderly residents stuck in powerless high-rise buildings. Nonprofits are scrambling to help too.
Posted In: elderly, New York City, Hurricane Sandy

Sandy's water damage was predictable

Nov 1, 2012
Experts say damage to New York's subway from rising sea levels should not have come as a surprise and other cities could experience similar devastation from Sandy-like storms and hurricanes.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City, subway, water damage

AT&T and T-Mobile combine service in storm zone

Nov 1, 2012
But is the move by the rival phone companies more about business than helping out?
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile, Hurricane Sandy

The Sandy effect on election night

Nov 1, 2012
Voter turnout may be lower than expected on the East Coast, but results could stay the same.
Posted In: Election Day, Hurricane Sandy

Atlantic City struggles to reboot after Sandy

Nov 1, 2012
In Atlantic City on the New Jersey shore, the casinos remain closed and are estimated to be losing $5 million a day. Residents are still coping with the aftermath of the storm -- digging out, rebuilding, and waiting to get back online.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, natural disasters

How Sandy will impact the election

Nov 1, 2012
With just five days to go until election day, superstorm Sandy will almost certainly have an impact, but the economy is still the number one priority in the minds of voters.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, 2012 election

Rebuilding after Sandy in an age of austerity

Nov 1, 2012
All the state governments in the path of Sandy say they’re going to rebuild infrastructure. In this age of budget austerity, where will the money come from?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, austerity

Send in the phone drones

Nov 1, 2012
AT&T and T-Mobile say they have temporarily jury-rigged their network in parts of the Northeast so that customers who can't reach their normal cellphone connection can use the rival's tower without extra charge.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Cellphones, Twitter, journalism

After Sandy, New York's new normal

Nov 1, 2012
It's been three days since Sandy hit New York City and as residents wake up this morning, the city is still staggering back to normal.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

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