Oct 30, 2012

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The reported U.S. death toll from Sandy stands at 13, and a million people are under orders to evacuate, across a dozen states. What is the likely economic damage of the storm to individuals and businesses? As the 2012 presidential…

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NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure

Oct 29, 2012
Every day, more than a billion dollars worth of goods moves across the border between Mexico and the U.S. But customs wait times are inconsistent, which is a problem for manufacturers.
A U.S. Department of Transportation border inspector, explains his evaluation of a Mexican driver's truck on February 14, 2001 in Laredo, TX.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Food stamps and the politics of poverty

Oct 30, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird. This one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.

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.

Gas prices may continue to decline, despite Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
Northeastern refineries shut down because of the hurricane, but Sandy also shut down traffic across the region, saving far more gas than those refineries produce.

Clear Channel takes down billboards in path of Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
Businesses in the path of Sandy are taking whatever measures they can to avoid damage: Clear Channel has dispatched crews across the east coast to remove billboards as a precautionary measure.

Wall Street: Reaping the whirlwind?

Oct 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy shut down Wall Street on an ominous anniversary: October 29 -- Black Tuesday. Should we be worried about what will happen when Wall Street re-opens tomorrow?

After Sandy, bakery delivers rain or shine

Oct 30, 2012
While much of Philadelphia -- another major city that has found itself in the path of Hurricane Sandy -- remains officially shut down, there are a few signs of life on the streets.

Quiet and waterlogged: Scenes from New York

Oct 30, 2012
Flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy have brought New York City to an unprecedented shutdown.

Sandy halts New York City subway

Oct 30, 2012
The country's most extensive subway system has been put out of commission by Hurricane Sandy. A 14-foot storm surge sent water into the tunnels and seems likely to have caused considerable damage.

Romney ad takes aim at Obama over Chrysler

Oct 30, 2012
Romney blames Obama for selling Chrysler to Fiat, which plans to make Jeeps in China. Chrysler counters, saying it’s expanding in U.S. too.

PODCAST: Sandy slows down New York and gas prices

Oct 30, 2012
The mounting toll from Hurricane Sandy: Subway closures, power outages, and halted financial markets. And, is NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure?

The reported U.S. death toll from Sandy stands at 13, and a million people are under orders to evacuate, across a dozen states. What is the likely economic damage of the storm to individuals and businesses? As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird, this one begins with the letter ‘F’ — food stamps.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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