There are nearly 400 art galleries in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Many of these galleries were flooded by the storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Sandy. One insurance company estimates it has $40 million in claims.
Eurozone finance ministers have decided to give Greece two more years, until 2016, to turn around their budget deficit. What eurozone leaders did not agree on is whether to release more aid to Greece — money that's needed as its outstanding loans come due.
Denmark plans to abolish its fat tax after barely a year, citing hardships on business and the poor. And while some Danes might celebrate by spreading on the "toothbutter," other countries are watching closely for signs of whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.
Boardwalks are the commercial anchors of many beach towns. But as a result of Hurricane Sandy, boardwalks in New Jersey towns like Seaside Heights and Belmar lie buckled and shredded. Now, the people there are accessing the damage and figuring out what it will take to rebuild.
With the price of suburban farmland sky high, matchmakers are setting up landowners who want to lease their land to small farmers seeking to expand their growing areas and be close to urban areas where their customers live.
One of the challenges veterans face is that their military skills sometimes don't come with certifications that private employers recognize. Several associations and companies are trying to address this problem by training and giving vets the certification.
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