As Sandy moved north, stories and pictures of her power spread across social media. But not every photo could be believed. And on Wall Street, Sandy exacted a financial toll, closing down trading for two consecutive days.
Sandy has been downgraded to a post-tropical storm, and continues to move north and west. Heavy winds, rains and snow battered states from Maine to North Carolina to Ohio, millions of people are without power, and a record-breaking storm surge poured into Manhattan streets and subway tunnels.
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.
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