Sandy unlikely to damage US economy, analysts say
WASHINGTON – Hurricane Sandy will cause temporary disruptions for companies, travelers and consumers but won't likely slow the U.S. economy in the final quarter of 2012, analysts say.
Economic growth lost to the storm can likely be restored once reconstruction begins, notes Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.
"Assuming the storm simply disrupts things for a few days and it doesn't do significant damage to infrastructure, then I don't think it will have a significant national impact," Zandi said Monday.
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