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Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?
There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.
Irene may be history, but the hurricane season is still in full swing. Here's how to use currencies to ride the storms.
As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.
Insurance stocks are in the spotlight in the aftermath of Irene. Insight with Brian Meredith, UBS insurance analyst.
CNBC's Brian Shactman has the update on travelers waiting for flights after Hurricane Irene and the cost to airlines.
The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
It should be easier to get a better sense of the damage as the day progresses, but one economist has dismissed the idea that the subsequent reconstruction work will be good for the economy.
Hurricane Irene will take a very small bite out of a U.S. economy already struggling with debt and unemployment after businesses across the East Coast closed their doors ahead of the deadly storm.
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.
The people of Mineral, Va., were starting to whether Mother Nature had it in for them.
Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.
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.
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.
From the 40th floor of the Millenium Hilton, the World Trade Center site below me is oddly quiet. There are very few construction workers on site. The crane above Building 4 is directly across from me.
From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.
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.
Hurricane Irene is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage in 14 states along the eastern U.S. seacoast, but property/casualty insurance companies are not expected to see much of a hit from damage claims.