• People are keeping a close eye on Waffle House as Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast - and there's a weird reason why

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Waffle House is famously known for staying open during natural disasters.
    The chain's policy has provided an unofficial way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to track the severity of a natural disaster. If a Waffle House closes, it suggests the event was bad enough to potentially have devastating effects on the economy. The reverse is true if it stays open.
    Waffle House has not yet confirmed whether it will be closing restaurants during Hurricane Florence .
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has an unusual way to track the severity of a natural disaster, and it involves...
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  • Airbnb Is Offering Free Lodging to Hurricane Florence Evacuees

    Airbnb Is Offering Free Lodging to Hurricane Florence Evacuees

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The number of people being displaced by Hurricane Florence is growing rapidly. And Airbnb is hoping to provide some of them with a free place to stay.
    The company has activated its “ Open Homes Program ,” which offers free temporary lodging to both evacuees and disaster relief workers. Free listings are available in the following cities through Oct. 1:
    Georgia : Atlanta Metropolitan area, Augusta Metropolitan area
    North Carolina : Charlotte Metropolitan area, Greensboro Metropolitan area
    South Carolina : Columbia Metropolitan area, Greenville and Spartanburg Metropolitan area
    Virginia...
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  • 10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Here is what you need to know.
    Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall on Saturday. The Category 4 hurricane, whose eye is now expected to make landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, could produce 40 inches of rain and a 13-foot storm surge.
    Insurance and construction stocks have taken a beating ahead of Hurricane Florence. Over the past three trading sessions, Travelers has fallen 3.5% and Summit Materials has lost 9.4% as traders position anticipate damage from Florence.
    Trump's trade war has Chinese stocks taking a beating while the US market soars. The Shanghai Composite has lost...
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  • Georgia may open shelters to house hurricane evacuees

    Georgia may open shelters to house hurricane evacuees

    2 monthes ago - By Biz Journals

    Georgia may open shelters to house evacuees from Hurricane Florence - unless the storm changes course.
    Georgia is now in the "cone of uncertainty" for the Category 4 storm, which appeared headed for landfall in the Carolinas. But National Hurricane Center forecasters indicated potential course changes could affect parts of the state of Georgia.
    "A motion toward the west-northwest and northwest is expected through Thursday. Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday into...
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