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November 16, 2012 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy appears to have done a lot more economic damage than many experts thought. The Federal Reserve said Friday that manufacturing production fell across almost all major industries in October - a drop officials blamed on the storms that struck the Northeast late last month. Even with mining activity growing and utility output holding steady, industrial production overall slid 0.4% last month. The Fed thinks Sandy knocked nearly a full percentage point off total production after increasing 0.2% in September.
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March 21, 2014 | By John Horn
NEW YORK - It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark. Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together and the hull sealed with pitch. In every corner of the three-story structure rested packs of ersatz animals - insects on one level, snakes and turtles in another corner and, around the bend, lions quite literally lying with lambs. "Animals are fragile.
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February 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
The captain went down with his ship. The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The ship's sinking can now be laid at the feet of its dead captain. It was largely Walbridge's fault that the ship was destroyed by the storm 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.
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February 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
The captain went down with his ship. The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The ship's sinking can now be laid at the feet of its dead captain. It was largely Walbridge's fault that the ship was destroyed by the storm 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By David Ng
Kathie Lee Gifford made a lot of money in the '80s as the spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines, singing the lyrics "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?" on TV commercials. But Gifford's well-honed promotional skills proved ineffective for her new Broadway musical "Scandalous. " The show, which received mostly negative reviews, is set to close Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York after less than a month of performances. Gifford is a co-host of NBC's "Today" show.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Arts organizations in New York that have sustained damage from Hurricane Sandy are getting a helping hand from foundations and other groups that have agreed to donate money to the relief effort. The Andy Warhol Foundation recently announced that it has allocated $2 million that will go to help artists and nonprofit arts organizations that have experienced serious damage from the storm. The foundation said the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Lambent Foundation will add to the money.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Superstorm Sandy was a force behind Broadway's 6.2% dip in audience attendance -- its lowest level in several years, according to end-of-season statistics reported Tuesday by the Broadway League. Box-office grosses were virtually the same: Shows took in $1.14 billion during Broadway's 2012-13 season, a fraction less than the previous season. Attendance was 11.6 million, according to the data, down from last season's 12.33 million. “This is the first year in many that we have seen such a decline,” said Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin, adding that shows closed for several days following Sandy's landfall.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Overall domestic air travel in the U.S. dropped slightly in October, partly because of the closure of several East Coast airports during the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy. The analysis of the impact of the storm on the airline industry came in a report Thursday by the International Air Transport Assn., a trade group for the world's largest airlines. The group had previously estimated that the world's airlines lost up to $500 million in revenue because of the cancellation of thousands of flights during the storm in late October and early November.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2012 | By Richard Simon, Tina Susman and David Zucchino
Hurricane Sandy churned the Atlantic Ocean as it barreled northward bringing fierce winds, drenching rains and flooding to the nation's Northeast, where officials warned residents to stay home and ordered those along coastlines to head to high ground. “Get out before you can't,” Connecticut's governor, Dannel Malloy, told residents of his state early Monday. New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie was more blunt: “Don't be stupid. Get out.” PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy approaches Christie said Monday that there was already flooding along the Barrier Islands and said the flooding will increase later in the day as the high tide rolls in. In addition, there were 35,000 people without power in the state.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“The Daily Show” returned Monday after an unusually newsy holiday hiatus that included the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the manufactured drama of the fiscal cliff negotiations. In his first broadcast of 2013, Jon Stewart chose to direct his attention at another big story that took place over the break: the failure of the outgoing House of Representatives to approve (or even vote on) a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Regular “Daily Show” watchers may recall a couple of years ago when Stewart launched a crusade against conservative lawmakers who were reluctant to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders . Thanks in part to the public shaming, the bill eventually passed.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
Hoping to get back to business as usual, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with victims of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday morning to talk about rebuilding efforts, pledging that “nothing will distract me from getting that job done.” The speech at a fire station in the coastal community of Manahawkin had originally been scheduled for last week, but the governor canceled that appearance after news broke that a top staffer had sent emails ordering access...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By John Horn
Easiest way to describe “Noah”? Judging from its new - and not bootlegged - trailer, consider it a cross between the Old Testament and “Gladiator.” The new preview for writer-director Darren Aronofsky's cinematic retelling of the biblical flood features more battle scenes than you might have expected, as an army led by Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) tries to storm Noah's vessel, as Hopkins yells, “Take the ark!” Looking a bit like the buff Maximus in “Gladiator,” Crowe basically tells Methuselah to find another boat - or die trying to take his. PHOTOS: Extreme celebrity weight transformations for roles The early peek at the film's visual effects are impressive, as all creatures great and small crowd into the ark as Noah warns, “A great flood is coming.” The cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Voters were heading to the polls in New Jersey on Tuesday, where incumbent Gov.  Chris Christie  is expected to win in a landslide victory, an outcome some see as a step toward a presidential campaign in 2016. A poll released this week by Quinnipiac University showed Christie with a 2-1 lead over his opponent, Democrat Barbara Buono. New Jersey voters also headed to the polls on a brisk but sunny fall day to vote whether to raise the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, from $7.25.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV's reality series “Jersey Shore.” Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family never left, and Loundy's two daughters, he proudly notes, are fourth-generation residents. The town Loundy calls home was among the many devastated when Hurricane Sandy roared up the eastern seaboard last October. Rain, wind and surging tides tossed a roller coaster from Seaside Heights' boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean before pummeling homes and businesses.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
BREEZY POINT, N.Y. - The sky is cloudless and blue in this coastal community of bungalows by the sea. But Stephanie Abrams has disaster on her mind. A meteorologist with the Weather Channel, Abrams is here to co-host the network's morning shows to kick off the start of hurricane season. Her employer is predicting more storms than usual this year. Abrams has come to this town, which was walloped by Hurricane Sandy last year, to warn viewers of potential dangers in the months ahead.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Paul West
Just weeks after the election, President Obama has launched a campaign-style drive to gain the upper hand in budget talks with Republicans. How the negotiations play out will provide a much clearer measure of exactly how much clout he gained in winning re-election. Obama's success at the polls was due in no small part to his campaign organization, which is getting well-deserved attention for its sophisticated use of analytics .  (The famously data-driven Mitt Romney, on the other hand, may have been misled by faulty internal numbers, as a recent New Republic article illustrated.)
NATIONAL
July 4, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of visitors began lining up in Battery Park in lower Manhattan to pile onto the first ferry to the grassy island. Tickets to visit the statue's crown , a climb of 354 steps from the pedestal, sold out long ago. But visitors who could only enter the lower part of Lady Liberty weren't disappointed.
NATIONAL
June 18, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
In the wake of deadly Superstorm Sandy, New York officials have added 600,000 residents to the city's storm evacuation zones, according to maps released Tuesday. The new designation divides the most endangered areas into six zones with 2.9 million people. “Over the past six months, we have made remarkable strides in the city's recovery from Hurricane Sandy, and as part of our review of the administration's efforts before and after the storm, we have updated and expanded the hurricane evacuation zones that are part of the city's comprehensive Coastal Storm Plan,” Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a prepared statement.
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