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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.

  • Town at Epicenter of Quake Exhales as Irene Passes Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Qantas CEO: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:30 PM ET
    Qantas CEO: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce denies any merger talks and says domestic demand remains strong. But he adds that the strong Australian dollar and high fuel prices are hurting international business.

  • China Debates Electric Car Policy Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 8:57 PM ET

    Beijing appears to be rethinking its singular focus on electric vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality as it becomes increasingly clear that its targets for mass-producing electric vehicles in China are unrealistic. The FT reports.

  • Fast Pros: How to Trade H-P, Lowe's and FedEx Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    With the markets in turmoil, the Fast traders had a handful of stocks on their radar Monday. Find out how they are trading H-P, Lowe's and FedEx.

  • Time to Buy FedEx? Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Time to Buy FedEx?

    Shares of the shipping company are down dramatically over the past six weeks but is the selling overdone? Insight with Tom Wadewitz, JP Morgan transportation analyst.

  • Chinese Rating Agency Comes Under Fire Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 8:06 PM ET
    A member of the security staff stands on the platform next CRH380A train, foreground, used on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line, at the Hongqiao Station in Shanghai, China.

    The Chinese rating agency best known for downgrading US sovereign debt last year, has come under fire domestically for giving the country’s embattled railway ministry a higher rating than the government. The FT reports.

  • China’s Rich Try to Fly Around Red Tape Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET

    With the military jealously guarding its control of the airspace, wealthy Chinese hobbyists fly clandestinely. The NYT reports.

  • Ford, Airline Stocks Knocked for Economic Uncertainty Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:17 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs lowered expectations for Ford and JPMorgan offered a dim outlook for AMR and other airline stocks this week.

  • The Trade on Gold, Transports & Apple Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    The Trade on Gold, Transports & Apple

    Central Banks jump into the gold trade and stock up on reserves. Insight on whether individual investors should follow their lead and insight on whether the sell off in transports is a sign of things to come for the market and Pete Najarian takes a look at Apple hanging in tough in a weak tape.

  • Ford, GM US Sales Rise, But Consumer Doubts Persist Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:32 PM ET

    Major automakers posted July U.S. sales that ticked higher from the slump of recent months, but failed to dispel doubts about the strength of the economy and the mood of American consumers

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    FAA's Future Up in the Air

    The FAA is seeking an extension on temporary funding to end a partial shutdown that's gone on for nearly two weeks. Insight with Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation.

  • Ford F-150

    Ford Motor is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks because the gas tanks can fall off and cause fires.

  • Cleaning Up On The Clean-Up of Natural Disasters Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Damaged vehicles in parking lot of St. John's Hospital after tornado hit in Joplin, Missouri.

    Companies like ServiceMaster,  ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.

  • Business Forecast — Good Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .

  • China Imposes Blackout on Train Wreck Coverage Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 | 8:41 PM ET
    The wreckage of a carriage is lifted from the accident scene of the crash caused by the earlier collision of two trains on July 24, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The accident occurred on the evening of July 23 when the D301 train, travelling from Beijing to Fuzhou, collided with the D3115 train, travelling from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, which had stalled on the line after a suspected lightening strike. The first four coaches of D301 fell off the viaduct while the 15th and 16th coaches o

    After days of growing public fury over last month’s high-speed train crash and the government’s reaction, Chinese authorities have enacted a virtual news blackout on the disaster except for positive stories or information officially released by the government. The NYT reports.