By DAVE CARPENTERAP Personal Finance Writer
No sooner had floodwaters receded and high winds from Superstorm Sandy faded, but another threat arose with the inevitable appearance of the scammer and the con man.
Authorities warn of the likelihood of Sandy-related fraud reaching far beyond the
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the next week the federal government will pay all of the costs to help get public transportation and power restored to parts of New York and New Jersey hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
Widespread power outages and subway shutdowns may wind up making Superstorm Sandy the second most expensive storm in U.S. history, according to the forecasting firm Eqecat. That would rank it right behind Hurricane Katrina.
Eqecat said Thursday that the damage
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 90 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 4 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5
By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Flames from a derailed train car sent people rushing out of neighborhoods and an entire town near Louisville on Wednesday while firefighters tried to douse the chemical blaze that left three workers badly burned.
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.
The Potomac River was
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say three workers have been severely burned in a fire that erupted while contractors were removing debris from a train derailment in southwest Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville Emergency Management Agency Doug Hamilton says the workers were critically injured
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is giving taxpayers and tax preparers hit by Hurricane Sandy an extra week to file returns and make payments.
The tax agency says the relief will apply mainly to businesses in the storm-impacted Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states whose payroll
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama is paying a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters ahead of his trip to New Jersey to see the damage done by superstorm Sandy.
Obama took a motorcade to FEMA's offices to meet with agency chiefs before a