Early projections estimate economic losses from the storm could reach up to $20 billion, according to one insurance industry firm's analysis. This takes into account the shutting down of New York's financial district, major oil refineries in New Jersey, and thousands of stores and businesses across the Eastern Seaboard.
In California, John Sach grew a pumpkin weighing just under 1,000 pounds. He calls it "Sally," and it won Orange County's annual Pumpkinmania contest. Sach's pumpkin outgrew the runner-up, "Gourdita," which was downright skinny at 795 pounds.
The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. The exchange said its building and trading floor are fully operational. It was the first time since 1888 that the NYSE remained closed for two consecutive days due to weather.
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