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UPDATED: Superstorm Sandy: Doing the numbers

Oct 30, 2012
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

Staying open for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012
Businesses in the path of Hurricane Sandy are preparing for anything but business-as-usual -- for some shops storms are good for business.
Posted In: Philadelphia, natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy

Utilities in Northeast brace for hurricane damage

Oct 26, 2012
Utilities spent billions a year ago repairing lines and equipment damaged by storms Irene and Alfred -- and were roundly criticizing for leaving many people without power for days. They're intent on being prepared for Sandy.
Posted In: hurricane, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters

Tips on homeowners insurance in severe weather country

Sep 5, 2012
If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Posted In: Money Matters, homeowner, insurance, natural disasters, hurricane

New Orleans stocks up to ride out Isaac

Aug 27, 2012
Since Katrina, the city has focused on evacuation as a response to hurricanes. This time the advice is to stay put, with a few days' emergency supplies. Stores respond as best they can.
Posted In: Isaac, hurricane, natural disasters

Preparing for emergencies at the workplace

Apr 13, 2012
A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.
Posted In: workplace, workplace safety, natural disasters

Illinois to appeal FEMA disaster decision

Mar 13, 2012
After February's devastating tornadoes, the feds say "no" to extra aid.
Posted In: tornado, Illinois, FEMA, natural disasters

Tornado influx hurts communities in South, Midwest

Mar 6, 2012
They're mourning loved ones and assessing damage across the Midwest and South this week, in the aftermath of as many as 80 tornadoes, that left 40 people dead.
Posted In: tornado, weather, natural disasters

The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Infographic: 9/11 ranks No. 2. on list of most costly catastrophes worldwide

Sep 7, 2011
This week, Marketplace explores the economic legacy of 9/11. One ripple we're investigating in a story Wednesday on Marketplace by Gregory Warner...
Posted In: 9/11, infographic, natural disasters

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