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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Insurance claims from Sandy will reach an estimated $15 billion. But many people will have to cover damage to their household possessions because they don’t have renter’s insurance. Well we are just about five days away from election day which means one way or another the economy is going to get a little certainty. So what does that mean for  ordinary investors and people with retirement accounts?

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Weather Economy

The overlooked benefits of renters insurance

by Stacey Vanek Smith Nov 1, 2012
Insurance claims from Sandy will reach an estimated $15 billion. But many people will have to cover damage to their household possessions because they don't have renters insurance.
Weather Economy

After Sandy, New York's new normal

by Jeremy Hobson 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.

Greek editor stands trial over tax evader list

by Stephen Beard Nov 1, 2012
A Greek magazine editor goes on trial today after being accused of breaking privacy laws when he published a list of prominent Greeks who allegedly evaded their taxes.
Weather Economy

Rebuilding after Sandy in an age of austerity

by Marketplace Contributor 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?
Money Matters

Stocks: A safe bet for investors?

by Paddy Hirsch Nov 1, 2012
Despite the impending fiscal cliff, slowing global economy, and a weak domestic jobs market, the stock market is still going strong -- outperforming U.S treasuries, corporate bonds, and commodities.
Attitude Check

How Sandy will impact the election

by Marketplace Contributor 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.
Weather Economy

Atlantic City struggles to reboot after Sandy

by Dan Gorenstein 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.

For better or for worse: Jobs market remains steady

by Jeff Horwich Nov 1, 2012
Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week and productivity increased modestly. Does the data mean hiring is back on track?
Attitude Check

Gallup expects unemployment rate to decrease

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 1, 2012
Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Economic data comes in as Sandy recedes

by Jeff Horwich Nov 1, 2012
As Sandy passes, a flood of economic data to talk about: Jobless claims, job cuts, and tomorrow's official jobs report from the Labor Department. An update from the Jersey shore where residents are struggling to dig out, reopen businesses, and rebuild.

Challenger: Surge in October job cuts

by Jeff Horwich Nov 1, 2012
The firm Challenger Gray and Christmas says planned job cuts at U.S. firms jumped 41 percent in October -- the highest level since May.

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