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Steve Inskeep and Adam Davidson on Irene's economic effects

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NPR's Larry Abramson

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People stand in line at a Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan Friday, ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in New York City this weekend. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Abandoned beachfront houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., on Saturday. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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