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We conclude our series called Big Money, on Citizens United and election financing, with a feature on the rise of campaign trackers. Meanwhile, the East Coast begins to recover from Superstorm Sandy -- the markets are set to open on Wednesday, while some flights are getting back on schedule. Disney announces a plan to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. And Youth Radio looks into the controversy of racially insensitive Halloween costumes.

Segments From this episode

Hurricane Sandy's cost isn't just the destruction

Oct 30, 2012
The superstorm Sandy disrupted the business week of the nation's largest metropolitan area. Big companies carry insurance, but small businesses and individuals aren't insured for lost business and lost wages.

Returning to the skies after Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
It could takes days before things get back to normal for airlines and passengers.
An unidentified man reviews the arrival flights at Dulles International Airport (IAD) Oct. 30, 2012, as the end of Hurricane Sandy rolls through the Washington, D.C., area.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Citizens United and the rise of the campaign tracker

Oct 30, 2012
A look at the work of campaign trackers as they follow every step of political campaigns across the country.

Markets face challenge reopening after Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
Wall Street gets back to business tomorrow now that the storm has passed by NYC. How will investors react following the layoff?

Is your Halloween costume racist?

Oct 30, 2012
This is a free country, so you can dress up like anything you want for Halloween. But some costumes play on negative stereotypes.

Darth Mickey: Disney to buy Lucasfilm

Oct 30, 2012
Hollywood insider Sharon Waxman, of The Wrap, breaks down Disney's $4.05 billion deal to buy filmmaker George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm.

Outages create nomads in search of electricity

Oct 30, 2012
Superstorm Sandy has stranded millions of people without power. Many are on the move in search of a working outlet to recharge their phones.

We conclude our series called Big Money, on Citizens United and election financing, with a feature on the rise of campaign trackers. Meanwhile, the East Coast begins to recover from Superstorm Sandy — the markets are set to open on Wednesday, while some flights are getting back on schedule. Disney announces a plan to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. And Youth Radio looks into the controversy of racially insensitive Halloween costumes.

Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings