Double Blow: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many homeowners are likely to find that their flood insurance policies have lapsed or that they wrongly assumed their homeowners' policy would cover the damage, The New York Times reports.
Romney and FEMA: Last year, Mitt Romney seemed to indicate that he wanted to cut or even privatize the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Now, with FEMA leading the rescue efforts after Hurricane Sandy, the question of what Romney would do with the agency if he were to become president suddenly seems a lot more salient, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
More Investigations: Barclays, already rocked by an interest rate rigging scandal, unveiled new U.S. regulatory investigations into the bank's financial probity on Wednesday and said its profit was hit by charges for mis-selling insurance, Reuters reports.
Judicial Elections: Forget the presidential and U.S. Senate races - Florida is experiencing a high-stakes political contest unlike any it has ever seen. It involves the most determined effort ever to defeat the reelection bids of three members of the state Supreme Court, the Washington Post reports.
No Access: A judge has said no to a motion that would have allowed victims of the Aurora theater shooting to look at sealed court documents, CNN reports.