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  • A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.

    Beaches along the Atlantic coast took a beating over the weekend from Hurricane Irene, which caused heavy damage to some popular seaside tourist towns while sparing others the worst of its powerful wind and waves.

  • Ports After a Storm     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at the impact of Irene on the Port of Balitimore, one of the largest on the East Coast. NJ Transit announces it will not operate Monday. Also, CNBC's Darren Rovell looks at the impact on the economy of Montauk, a haven for the rich and famous on Long Island. Ron Pohl, sr. vp, Best Western International, talks about how Irene has affected his company's revenue and possibly, earnings. And Scott Durchslag, Expedia Worldwide, talks about the impact on the overall travel industry.

  • Too Much Hype or the Right Call     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:26 PM ET

    Michael Brown, Cold Creek Solutions and former FEMA director, discusses whether officials went overboard in warning residents on the East Coast.

  • Irene & Insurance     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:12 PM ET

    Irene is the country's tenth multi-billion-dollar disaster this year. CNBC's Brian Shactman looks at the impact the blizzards, tornadoes, and now hurricanes, have had on the insurance industry in the U.S. Chuck Watson, Kinetic Analysis Corporation, discusses the dollar damages face by insurance companies, and how they've worked to mitigate losses. The storm, it turns out, was not nearly as bad as was expected.

  • Irene's Overall Impact     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 8:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Phil LeBeau discuss opening Wall Street and the airlines, respectively. And former American Airlines Chairman & CEO Robert Crandall discusses the logistics of getting airlines and airports back up and running. And millions of homes on the East Coast are currently without power.

  • Damage From Irene Appears to Be Less Than Feared Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

  • After Irene: Little Damage Seen in Many Places Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.

  • Morici: Economic Impact of Hurricane Irene Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Although, initially a Category 1 hurricane and now only a tropical storm, Irene is testing flood-level records in New York City and in much of the Northeast, raising casualty loss estimates to $20 billion. Two days of lost economic activity, over a period of a week, is almost certain, and adds another $20 billion. Longer term, rebuilding and postponed business activity will make up much of the near term impact on the economy.

  • Irene 'Wounding' Weekend Box Office Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 10:22 PM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Hurricane Irene and the closure of at least 1,000 theater locations along the East Coast is expected to put a dent in this weekend's domestic box office.

  • Scenes From Hurricane Irene Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.

  • Live Blog: Business Braces for Hurricane Irene Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • 11 Celebrity Foreclosures Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Ever since the housing crisis began, Americans have gotten used to hearing a word that only used to apply to the very desperate --- foreclosure. In the past, the word summoned to mind images of abandoned, dilapidated homes with boarded windows, a vacant porch swing and the occasional tumbleweed.Those days are over now, and the foreclosed home in move-in condition is an increasingly common sight today. It seems like something that can happen to anybody, including famous people. The idea that cele

    Fame is no longer protection from foreclosure, and neither is success. Who are some of the celebrities who have gone through a foreclosure? Find out!

  • Hey You Guys: Wanna Buy, Sell or Hold ANF?     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    Debating the future of the teen retailer and it's controversial decision to pay cast members of MTV's "Jersey Shore" not to wear its brand on air, with Stacey Widlitz, independent retail consultant, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners.

  • Tamminen: The City of the Future is Already Here Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Toys 'R' Us Times Square

    There are vast economic development opportunities in efficiency, renewable energy, and converting waste into valuable assets, says blogger Terry Tamminen.

  • Along the Jersey Shore, a Struggle to Get to the Sand Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 12:38 PM ET

    The cast of "Jersey Shore" aren't the only ones getting into fights this summer: Many unassuming beachgoers are finding unexpected battles on the way to sun and sand, everything from parking restrictions to food bans.

  • NJ Governor Chris Christie Taken to Hospital Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is undergoing tests at a hospital after he had difficulty breathing.

  • Heat From Midwest to NY Not Taking Weekend Off Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
    Pigeons cool by a fountain during the heatwave.

    A heat wave that spread from the Midwest to the Northeast tormented millions of people with blasts of 100-degree temperatures and bog-like humidity as blackouts struck neighborhoods and deaths were blamed on the hot weather.

  • Corzine: State of the States     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

    Weighing in on fiscal problems facing many states and what needs to be done to ease growing deficits, with Jon Corzine, MF Global chairman/CEO.

  • New Jersey Seeks Bridge Loan to Cover Cash Shortage Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:52 AM ET
    NJ Turnpike Toll

    The state of New Jersey is negotiating a credit line for up to $2.25 billion to cover a shortfall in the state budget, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

  • The Garden State Needs A Loan     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on New Jersey's money problems and its impact on the bond market.