Hurricane Irene May Have Cost Retailers $45 Billion

Hurricane Irene, despite blowing over New York City with little damage, took a heavy toll on the city's retailers. Major department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's boarded up their doors in anticipation of the storm. Women's Wear Daily reports: "the hurricane resulted in millions of… »8/29/11 12:55pm8/29/11 12:55pm

Hospital Inundated With Births During Hurricane Irene

North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports that there was a significant uptick in the number of babies born during Hurricane Irene. Seventeen babies were born while the hospital was on 18-hour lockdown on Friday and Saturday. "Certainly, it is noteworthy," said spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher. "The normal… »8/28/11 9:11pm8/28/11 9:11pm