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Monday, 05 November 2012 08:45

A Party’s Over, but Nostalgia Lingers

No more red lanterns and flags. Forget the vast swath of red carpet, the smiling hostesses in matching outfits and the pot of towering multicolored flowers. On a recent blustery afternoon in Tiananmen Square, as autumn leaves blanketed nearby parks, there was little evidence remaining of the weeklong political pageant that had taken place this month in the Great Hall of the People.

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New York and New Jersey residents, just coming to grips with the enormous costs of repairing homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will soon face another financial blow: soaring flood insurance rates and heightened standards for rebuilding that threaten to make seaside living, once and for all, a luxury only the wealthy can afford.

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