By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks closed mixed on Wednesday in their first session since Superstorm Sandy forced a historic two-day shutdown of trading.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10.75 points to 13,096.46. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose, but
By The Associated Press
Nine oil refineries that make up 8 percent of U.S. refining capacity are in the area hit by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly all were affected by the storm, and two still are not operating:
By DAVE CARPENTERAP Personal Finance Writer
Banks have temporarily waived a variety of fees and late charges for residents of states hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. It's an effort to ease pressure on customers to make bill payments when many remain without power.
The shelving of fees comes as
By JONATHAN FAHEY and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAssociated Press Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones.
Two full days after Superstorm Sandy ripped through
By The Associated Press
LUMBER JUMP: The price of lumber rose 3.2 percent as residents of the Northeast evaluated the devastation caused by the massive storm. Traders hoped that demand would pick up because of the need to repair or rebuild structures. The process could take months.
By JOCELYN NOVECKAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Seventh-grader Samantha Bertolino was especially proud of her Halloween costume this year. She was going to be a vampire, and she really had it together this time: The black dress, the spider-web earrings, fake blood, white face paint, and
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's an image few probably expected to see six days before Election Day: President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - a Republican who is one of Mitt Romney's most vocal supporters - walking together in a show of
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street after the market reopened following a two-day shutdown caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up an early gain and closed down 11 points at 13,097 Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 edged up less than a
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cell towers knocked out by Superstorm Sandy were slowly coming back to life Wednesday, federal regulators said, but about 1 in 5 were still out of service in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.
That compares with 1 in
By JENNIFER PELTZ and LEANNE ITALIEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of