Hurricane Irma, Still Off US Coast, Already Wreaks Economic Havoc

Eduardo Soriano of Miami, waits in a line since dawn to purchase plywood sheets at a Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Florida residents are preparing for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Hurricane Irma already has caused hundreds of flight cancellations, raised orange juice prices, and prompted investors to sell the stocks of cruise ship companies, insurance firms and travel companies — even before economists could finish adding up the cost of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed Houston, Texas, recently. Wednesday, the U.S. central bank said Harvey caused “broad…

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