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Gas Stations Slammed By Demand After Sandy

Gas stations in New Jersey and New York struggled to keep up with demand from those affected by Sandy. Drivers and homeowners scrambled to find fuel for their cars and generators as stations begin to run dry. Many stations cannot pump gas without power, and fuel trucks also struggled to get around in the aftermath of the storm.
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Romney Makes His Campaign's 'Closing Argument'

Mitt Romney made his "closing arguments" on the campaign trail in Wisconsin on Friday.
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Campaigns Use Local Media As A Form Of 'Free Press'

In battleground states like Ohio, distant national figures running for the White House show up in person to capture the local news cycle again and again and again. The campaigns' desire to get "free media" simply by appearing is a source of excitement and exhaustion for local news organizations, which know they're being used but can't help themselves.
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Some In Outer Boroughs Feel Ignored After Sandy

Four days after Sandy hit New York, the voices of complaint are growing louder. Residents of the outer boroughs say Manhattan is getting all the attention. People in Manhattan say without power and water, they're suffering too.
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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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What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.
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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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As Tempers Flare At Stations, Moves Are Made To Get Gas To N.Y, N.J.

Long lines have drivers on edge. Disruptions to the supply chain continue. But steps have been been taken to get more gas to the region through the area's ports. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts things will be better soon.
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The New York City Marathon Is Not Post-Sept. 11 Baseball, And More Reasons To Cancel

Sarah Bunting argues that with everything going on in New York City right now, the marathon is the last thing the struggling city needs — and is absolutely unnecessary as a symbol of anything at all.

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