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AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the American economy. But the US is a resilient country, and we have recovered from tragedy in the past. 19 years ago, terrorists hijacked four aeroplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Centre, one into the Pentagon, and one in rural Pennsylvania. The September 11 […]
AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus
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In 2017, a journalist claimed that Trump’s Hurricane Katrina would be ‘a deadly pandemic.’ He tells us why he made that prediction.

In 2017, Wired writer Steve Silberman predicted that “Trump’s Katrina will be a deadly pandemic.” A best-selling author, Silberman told Business Insider that it was his expertise on autism – which President Donald Trump once incorrectly suggested is caused by vaccines – that led to his prediction. “Obviously, having been […]
In 2017, a journalist claimed that Trump’s Hurricane Katrina would be ‘a deadly pandemic.’ He tells us why he made that prediction.
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The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history

Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The six deadliest hurricanes in US history each claimed more than 1,000 lives. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. June 1 marked the start of hurricane season, the six-month period in which strong storms form in warm tropical waters. […]
The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history
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Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project faces even more backlash after residents discover their homes are rotting and caving in

Brad Pitt’s ambitious housing project tried to rebuild a New Orleans neighbourhood after Hurricane Katrina, but residents are now complaining that their homes are rotting, collapsing, and caving in. The damages have generated multiple lawsuits, including one against Pitt and his foundation, Make It Right. Pitt’s lawyers petitioned to have […]
Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project faces even more backlash after residents discover their homes are rotting and caving in
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A woman spotted her relatives’ call for ‘HELP’ in photos NOAA took of Hurricane Michael’s aftermath, and the program could revolutionise the way people are rescued after disasters

One of the feel-good stories to come out of Hurricane Michael was the woman who spotted her relatives’ call for help thanks to interactive maps from NOAA. Business Insider spoke with Mike Aslaksen, the man in charge of the division that produces these images, which helps track damage to the […]
A woman spotted her relatives’ call for ‘HELP’ in photos NOAA took of Hurricane Michael’s aftermath, and the program could revolutionise the way people are rescued after disasters
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Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project is said to be rotting and collapsing — and the potential health effects are inciting a major lawsuit

Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project could face legal trouble amid complaints that its units are rotting, collapsing, and caving in. The celebrity’s Make It Right Foundation was created in 2007 in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina. The foundation has allegedly failed […]
Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project is said to be rotting and collapsing — and the potential health effects are inciting a major lawsuit