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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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Top Hurricane Sandy (2012) Articles

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  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

    The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug up last week, from a GM car...
  • If natural disaster strikes, you'll want these tools and supplies

    If natural disaster strikes, you'll want these tools and supplies
    Normally in my column I answer questions from people I've never met, but the inspiration for this column came at the dinner table recently. My oldest daughter and her husband are moving to California. We had a belated birthday celebration for both of...
  • MTC, Ars Nova Partnership Premieres First New Stage Production

    The partnership between big-league Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club and scrappy new-work developer Ars Nova will yield its first full production with "By the Water," a new play by Sharyn Rothstein (pictured above) that bows this fall at City...
  • Did federal shutdown really cause July baby boom in D.C.?

    WASHINGTON For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Washington area are pointing to Congress to explain packed maternity wards at several local hospitals. This July, nine...
  • Allentown motel must reimburse Hurricane Sandy guests

    An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy, the state attorney general said. During the storm, the Rodeway Inn — formerly the EconoLodge Motel — at 2115 Downyflake...
  • Arena's first attraction: JOBS

    Arena's first attraction: JOBS
    More than 1,000 flocked to an Allentown arena job fair Thursday ... An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy ... St. Luke's partners with Rodale Institute to grow food for...
  • PPL ranks No. 1 in customer service survey

    Customers ranked Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities No. 1 in satisfaction among large electric companies in the Eastern United States. In a survey of residential customers by consumer research firm J.D. Power and Associates, PPL ranked first among 17...
  • ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan

    ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan
    Commonwealth Edison is working on a plan to install superconducting cable below Chicago streets to shield the Loop against power disruptions caused by terrorism or superstorms. "This program is designed to provide protection in a catastrophic situation,...
  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • Long Island rail strike may cost economy $50 million/day: N.Y. comptroller

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strike by workers at New York's Long Island Rail Road could cost $50 million a day in lost economic activity, a blow for a region still overcoming the effects of the recession and Superstorm Sandy, the state's top financial watchdog...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...