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Hurricane Sandy approaches the eastern US

From the FT’s Alan Rappeport, Shahien Nasiripour and Shannon Bond: Millions of people in the eastern US braced themselves on Sunday for what forecasters said could be an epic hurricane. Continue...

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NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq: markets to close Monday, possibly also Tuesday

NYSE Euronext Statement on Closure of U.S. Markets on Monday Oct. 29 and Pending Confirmation on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In consultation with other exchanges and market...

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Early estimates of Sandy’s economic impact

Again, we hope all of our US readers are staying safe. Estimating the economic impact of a storm is always imprecise, even after the storm has passed. With that caveat in mind, we’ve come across a few...

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Sandy could delay the BLS report, and has already sparked nuclear fears

An update on the Sandy-related damage, market closures, and the alert about the Oyster Creek nuclear plant. Continue reading: Sandy could delay the BLS report, and has already sparked nuclear fears

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Chasing storm damage estimates

The estimates of $10bn to $20bn for damage caused by hurricane Sandy fall well short of the costs incurred by hurricane Katrina ($113.4bn) and 1992′s hurricane Andrew ($58.6bn), Goldman Sachs’ Jan...

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Sandy round-up

Just passing along a selection the more informative and interesting items we’ve come across today related to Hurricane Sandy, its economic impact and what it means for New York City: – Three points...

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Moody’s Analytics: $50bn in economic loss from Sandy

This guest post was submitted by Jason Abbruzzese of FT.com. Moody’s Analytics is the latest to estimate the total economic costs from Sandy, arriving at a higher projected loss than most of the...

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A vault floods on Wall Street…

Who doesn’t like a good conspiracy theory? Or, umm, even a really bad one? This narrative about DTCC’s experience of hurricane Sandy posted by “enerchi”. We think the original is from Bix Weir — it’s...

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Goldman Sachs on natural disasters, climate change and Justin Bieber (really)

This is the most awesome chart we've seen since Lisa's Starbucks tax graphic: Goldman Sachs comparing the attention given to climate change, the eurozone crisis, and Justin Bieber. Continue reading:...

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