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A man is detained after a standoff between protesters and police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Businesses in Ferguson, Mo. will likely be able to collect on insurance for damages caused by protesters, but what about lost business income due to actions by authorities?

Ferguson has already seen the imposition and lifting of a curfew by Governor Jay Nixon, and the situation remains tense as anger flares over the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The resulting protests and police response have made national headlines, and have also caused major disruptions to businesses in the area.  

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