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$81.2M in Sandy-Recovery Grants Still Undistributed

According to a survey from the New York Federal Reserve, one-third of firms in areas heavily affected by Superstorm Sandy reported net losses one year after the storm.

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  1. 2 Problems = Zero Money: The Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause

    When disaster strikes it seems to happen all at once. Electric lines spark, windows shatter, roofs tear off, sump pumps stop and the lights go out. Homeowners see it...

  2. What Does Washington Have in Store for Small Business?

    In this two-part series, political leaders from the Republican and Democratic parties share what Washington, D.C., has in store for small-business legislation in 2013. For part two, Business on Main sat down with Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La.

  3. When Disaster Strikes: Creating a Survival Plan for Your Business

    With summer approaching, many businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy are struggling to reopen six months later. What can businesses do to survive devastation?

  4. Avoiding Hurricane Costs

    It's hard to protect a home from a monster Category 5 hurricane, but many readily available products can reduce or minimize the impact and save homeowners big bucks ...

  5. Put in a Safe Room as Armor Against Disaster

    When dangerous weather threatens your family, there may not be much time to get to safety. But right there in your own home, you could ride out a severe tornado or h...

  6. Survey: 1 in 5 Clueless About Flood Insurance

    Despite extensive media coverage of the widespread, multistate flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy last fall and Hurricane Irene in the summer of 2011, 1 in 5 homeow...

  7. Building up to Code not Your Insurer's Problem

    If a disaster covered by home insurance destroys your house, one big expense might catch you by unpleasant surprise -- the cost of meeting new building codes.Most st...

  8. Arkansas Attorney General Asks Exxon for $4 Million to Fund Investigation

    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has asked Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) for $4 million to pay for the state's investigation into a pipeline rupture that led to a...

  9. Superstorm Sandy Loan Deadline Extended

    Small Business Administration extends application deadline for residential and business physical disaster loans until April 13 in New York and May 1 in New Jersey.

  10. Why You're in Denial About Disasters

    Al Roker of the "Today" show recently did a PSA on how to think ahead for a disaster. The beloved weatherman has covered countless hurricanes, tornadoes and other na...

  11. Sequestration: When Will You Feel the Pain?

    The president has been busy touring the country this week warning Americans about the damaging effects of the automatic spending cuts, but some experts say his cauti...

  12. Hit by a Disaster? You May Get Tax Relief

    Wildfires in the West, flooding and landslides in Alaska and hard-hitting Superstorm Sandy were just a few of the major natural disasters that hit the United States ...

  1. Fix Costly Errors in Flood Insurance Quotes

    As with other homeowners facing skyrocketing flood insurance costs, Jane Drake was shocked when the flood insurance premium on her South Carolina beach house climbed...

  2. Real Estate Post Sandy Proves 'Jersey Strong'

    During the summer, Route 35, which connects the state's stretch of tightly-knit beach communities, becomes so congested it becomes more like a parking lot than a hig...

  3. One Year After Sandy, Businesses Still Searching for Normal

    On the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, some small businesses have been able to bounce back – and some are still on the path to recovery .

  4. Glimmer of Hope at Debt Limit Negotiation Table

    A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would acc...

  5. 7 Ways to Protect Your Business From Disaster

    The bottom line is you never know when a disaster may strike your small business and once it does, it’s too late for proper planning. Here are seven simple steps to keep your small company safe from any-sized storm.

  6. 6 Things Home Insurance Won't Cover

    6 hazards home insurance doesn't coverWhen disaster strikes your home, home insurance is supposed to be there to help you pick up the pieces. Most of the time, it do...

  7. Avoiding Hurricane Expenses

    A Category 5 hurricane will always be a monster and a real test for any home. But many readily available products can reduce or minimize the impact of hurricane seas...

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