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'Wreck It Ralph' Posts Great Opening Day Numbers

The movie Wreck It Ralph, opened to the largest weekend ever for an animated Disney film, bringing in nearly $50 million. That's despite storm damage from Sandy forcing hundreds of theaters in New York and New Jersey to close.
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Open For Business In Atlantic City, Despite Storm

As Sandy barreled down on Atlantic City, N.J., the owner of the Ducktown Tavern defiantly stayed open, just like he did a year ago during Hurricane Irene.
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Insurance Companies Rethink Business After Sandy

Sandy is just the latest in a series of powerful storms to wallop the East Coast in recent years. The toll may cause insurance companies to consider how they will assess future risks.
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Divergent Labor Markets: Private Gains, Public Losses

Friday's unemployment report shows a longer-term trend: The private sector created jobs as the public sector continued cutting them. The story of this difference begins with the financial crisis, in early November 2008.
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Storm Leaves Many Facing Tricky Insurance Process

The estimated price tag for Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion. But homeowners and businesses in the Northeast aren't just dealing with damage from Sandy; they're also dealing with insurance companies. And figuring out what's covered and what's not can get very complicated.
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Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs Reports

Friday's jobs report was — in effect — a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. The election adds uncertainty over the looming fiscal cliff that has made some companies reluctant to hire.
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What's The Priority: Unemployment Or Deficit?

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, but unemployment edged up to 7.9 percent. Unemployment isn't the only economic issue on the table, there's also the deficit. Host Michel Martin speaks with economist and writer Julianne Malveaux and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax to see how those two factors affect the economy at large.

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