Oct 29, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 29, 2012

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This morning, millions of Americans along the east coast are bracing for Hurricane Sandy. New York City has closed the Stock Exchange and public transportation in preparation for the storm. If millions more Americans are relying on food stamps, does…

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Chrysler ramps up SUV production

Oct 29, 2012
Despite higher gas prices, demand remains strong for SUV's.

Binders, Big Bird -- and food stamps?

Oct 29, 2012
If millions more Americans are relying on food stamps, does that mean the program is working or failing?

Financial markets shut down in NYC ahead of Sandy

Oct 29, 2012
New York City is preparing for Hurricane Sandy by shutting down the city's public transportation. Financial markets will also be closed today.

Checking in on NAFTA's immigration promise

Oct 29, 2012
In 1992, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed. In the two decades since, the number of people living illegally in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled.

Hurricane Sandy could cost billions in damages

Oct 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is expected to cause widespread power outages in the Northeast, where utility companies and other businesses are still recovering from the last big storm.

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.

Sandy shuts down New York markets

Oct 29, 2012
Overnight, New York City's financial authorities decided to close the markets today as Hurricane Sandy moves in -- the first time since 1985 that a weather event has shut down trading.

PODCAST: iBoat and Sandy moves ashore

Oct 29, 2012
Happy 20th birthday to NAFTA. As Sandy moves ashore, witness the shutdown before the storm. New York City shuts down markets as the city begins to take on water.

Betting on stormy weather

Oct 29, 2012
Weather derivatives allow companies to hedge against catastrophic losses.

This morning, millions of Americans along the east coast are bracing for Hurricane Sandy. New York City has closed the Stock Exchange and public transportation in preparation for the storm. If millions more Americans are relying on food stamps, does that mean the program is working or failing? This week, Chrysler will hire more than a 1,000 new employees to work at an assembly plant in Detroit as the automaker faces growing demand for its sports utility vehicles.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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