Article Photos: Sandy brings economic booms, busts to Northeast 6/8

In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 photo, a landscaper loads mulch into a wheelbarrow at a beachfront home in Fairfield, Conn.  The national economy is expected to absorb the blow from Sandy with little long-term damage, but in the short term, at least, Sandy is introducing dramatic booms and busts across the Northeast. The effects vary widely across industries, bringing banner years for some while pushing others toward economic ruin. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)