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Retail supply chain suffers as holidays approach

NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy’s economic effects are reverberating beyond areas hit by the storm as businesses warn customers of delays, try to get merchandise out of closed ports, and face canceled orders.

In addition to shutting down shipping terminals and submerging warehouses, the storm tangled deliveries with downed power lines, closed roads, and scarce gasoline in parts of New York and New Jersey.

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