Sandy Good News for Some Businesses

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PHOTO: Sandy cleanup Sandy Good News for Some Businesses Damage from Hurricane Sandy may be bad news for home owners, but it's good news for plumbers, carpenters, tree-surgeons, trash-haulers, carpet-cleaners, scrap dealers and a host of other business whose services are now in peak demand. Bernard Baumohl, executive director of the Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, N.J., predicts that recovery efforts in the Northeast will add half a percentage point to U.S. GDP. "We're looking at some jaor reconstruction taking palce at homes, boats, bridges, boardwalks, parks and public transportation," he told the Newark Star-Ledger Sunday.

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