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.
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.
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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