1. SUPER-COSTLY

    Cuomo Seeks $30B in Aid

    PLAINVIEW, NY - NOVEMBER 09: A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said that the economic loss and damage to homes and businesses caused by Sandy could total $33 billion in New York, according to published reports. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    We’re just beginning to see the staggering cleanup costs from Hurricane Sandy—the country’s costliest storm other than Katrina. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking at least $30 billion in aid from the federal government, according to The New York Times. His inventory includes $3.5 billion to repair the region's bridges and commuter lines, $1.65 billion to rebuild homes and apartments, $1 billion to pay back local police and emergency personnel for working overtime, and several billion dollars in federal loans and grants for affected businesses.

    Read it at The New York Times