Home Depot, Lowe’s May Get a Boost from Isaac

Hurricane Isaac became Tropical Storm Isaac once again Wednesday after making landfall in the southeastern United States, but the while Gulf Coast residents assess the damage from the slow-moving storm, investors are evaluating the impact on stocks across sectors such as energy, insurance and even gaming.

Offshore oil and natural gas production was largely shut down leading up to the storm, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and gasoline prices saw their biggest one-day jump in 18 months, but early reports say the regions refineries were left largely untouched

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