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Superstorm Sandy

The eastern seaboard of the US has begun clearing up the devastation wrought by a ferocious hurricane that battered the coast causing widespread fooding and severe damage to the homes, businesses and infrastructure laying in its path

House passes $51bn Sandy aid package

Bill cleared despite strong opposition from Republican majority

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People stand on destroyed boardwalk debris from Superstorm Sandy at Rockaway Beach ©Getty
To protect New York, the US needs to invest in infrastructure
This time it is different for investors in the sector
– Lex
The superstorm has given climate change the importance it deserves
– Clive Cookson

Congress agrees partial Sandy aid package

Republican leaders criticised over delayed vote

US private sector jobs surge after Sandy

ADP figures show business adds 215,000 jobs in December

Christie spurs House to vote on Sandy aid

Republican leaders chided over expiry of $60bn relief package

Sandy stings marine insurers

Sector hit in new year pricing talks

FedEx hit by Sandy disruption

Fiscal cliff concerns also hit income

Insurers struggle to raise premiums

Global rates barely rise despite costly Sandy claims

Three UK insurers face $380m bill on Sandy

Catlin, Hiscox and Novae caution final hit remains uncertain

Ashtead cleans up in Sandy’s aftermath

Equipment rental group profits from superstorm mop-up operations

Superstorm Sandy blows up into climate talks issue

Developing nations cite $80bn US damage claims in quest for aid

AIG to incur $2bn losses from Sandy

Insurer in talks over aircraft leasing sale with Chinese acquirer

Sandy’s silver lining for scrap dealers

Clean-up after the US superstorm boosts supplies

New York to review response to superstorm

City may expand evacuation zones and build levees, says Bloomberg

Obama to request up to $55bn in Sandy aid

Recovery funding ask comes in midst of budget battle

Sandy drags down US private jobs growth

Superstorm forced businesses temporarily to close operations

Key role in improved weather forecasting

Meteorologists are receiving more and better data, writes Clive Cookson

US consumer spending stunted by Sandy

Purchases focused on essential items

Sandy batters sales at US stores

Sales fall despite pick-up in post-Thanksgiving shopping

New Jersey to reshape storm-hit shore

Governor proposes radical change to state’s coastline

NY losses from Sandy hit $42bn

Governor raises estimate for federal aid

Volunteers rise to challenge after Sandy

Occupy Wall Street veterans joined by army of helpers

Sandy diverts Black Friday shoppers

Storm victims still cleaning up or rebuilding

New US jobless claims drop

Effects of Sandy still felt on labour market

Small businesses struggle after Sandy

Rebuilding efforts hampered by lack of skilled technicians