Which Chains Are Staying Open in Sandy's Face?

A boarded-up store in Fairfield, Conn., stayed open for business as Hurricane Sandy approached Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

As Hurricane Sandy pummels the East Coast, many businesses aren’t taking chances. Early Monday afternoon, the streets of New York became a rain-soaked ghost town. The New York Stock Exchange closed because of weather for the first time since a 1996 blizzard, reports Bloomberg News. While businesses from banks to Starbucks have suspended operation in the New York-area, others are braving the storm.

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