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Hurricane Sandy Could Threaten Cell Infrastructure

Robert Siegel talks with Maggie Reardon, mobile technology correspondent for CNET, about how the nation's cell phone infrastructure is expected to hold up through Hurricane Sandy.
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Sandy Upends Presidential Race As Election Nears

Hurricane Sandy has disrupted the presidential campaigns of President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. Both campaigns cancelled scheduled events for Monday and Tuesday.
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FEMA Braces For Post-Hurricane Sandy Mess

Official Washington shut down today for Hurricane Sandy, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was on the job. It's mission: preparedness. Among other things, the agency is stockpiling water, meals, blankets and cots.
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Sandy Disrupts Early Voting, But Impact May Be Small

A number of East Coast states shut down early voting sites or made other election adjustments because of Hurricane Sandy on Monday. However, it's not likely to have a great impact on the election.
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Hurricane Sandy's Economic Impact Likely To Be Immense

Economists will need many days — maybe weeks or months — to assess the financial harm being done by Hurricane Sandy. But whatever the final figure, it will be huge — well into the tens of billions of dollars — after everything from property damage to lost sales is tallied up.
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Despite Hurricane, Justices Hear Surveillance Case

The rest of the government was shut down, but the Supreme Court justices were in court Monday to consider a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. At issue was whether the case could be brought at all.
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Want To Be Rich? Be Lucky, Know The Right People

Class, wealth and personal responsibility have dominated much of the national conversation throughout the presidential election. In the first of a three-part series, All Things Considered asks several wealthy Americans with very different perspectives how they account for their own economic prosperity.

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