Effects from a snow storm like the one that blanketed the mid-Atlantic this week can add up to billions of dollars, once lost productivity and sales and emergency road clearing are factored in. But the cost to the overall US economy is likely to be short term.
Loyal New Orleans Saints fans stuck with their team through years of lousy records. Now, says Debby Wood, who joined the celebrating throng, 'It's like the prodigal son finally came home.'
A Super Bowl parade is planned for Tuesday, complete with marching bands, Mardi Gras floats, and thousands of elated fans.
Five years after Katrina devastated their city, New Orleanians are putting their knowledge and experience to use in Haiti.
'Mine' is a moving documentary about rescuing abandoned animals in the wake of the Katrina hurricane in New Orleans.
Even the NFL, accustomed to hoopla from Super Bowl teams' home towns, must be a little taken aback by the pre-game buildup in New Orleans. As for copyrights to 'Who Dat?', the locals gave NFL the smackdown.
At the Super Bowl, the Saints will serve as ambassadors and symbols of a city reborn.
The Saints' run to the Super Bowl has come to symbolize New Orleans' post-Katrina revival. The result has been a party not seen for generations – even in the city that calls Mardi Gras home.
Americans gave more aid to Haiti in the first four days than for any other disaster, including hurricane Katrina.
As US troops arrive in Haiti, they are feeling overwhelmed by the sense of need. But they are also gaining experience and learning how to manage the situation.