Northeast Faces Devastating Pumpkin Shortage

It seems Hurricane Irene isn't done tormenting us. The storm destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches in the Northeast and this fall the region is expected to experience a shortage that will drive up the price of pumpkins. So far states haven't announced plans for jack-o'-lantern rationing, but you should prepare for the… » 9/20/11 9:50am 9/20/11 9:50am

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 12:55pm 8/29/11 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 9:11pm 8/28/11 9:11pm