By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
The biggest refineries in the Northeast shut down or throttled back sharply on Monday as Hurricane Sandy moved in. Oil prices fell as it appeared the massive storm will reduce demand by keeping drivers off the road and shutting businesses.
Owners of the six
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Phone companies on the eastern seaboard are preparing Monday for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy by topping up fuel for backup generators and lining up disaster recovery trailers to move into flooded areas after the storm passes.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant - the nation's oldest - was put on alert after waters from superstorm Sandy rose 6 feet above sea level.
One of the units at Indian Point, a plant about 45 miles
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Hurricane Sandy has done significant damage to a large ocean pier in the Maryland beach resort of Ocean City.
Police spokesman Mike Levy confirms the damage, which occurred overnight as the storm began to pound the resort town with waves
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. for a second day Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. Bond trading will also be closed.
The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria, and it will be the first
By The Associated Press
The massive storm formerly known as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and was expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by
NEW YORK (AP) - A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy barreled into the East Coast and caused the first unplanned shutdown of financial markets since 2001.
Pfizer Inc., Thomson Reuters Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on today:
1. SUPERSTORM NEARS EAST COAST
Sandy is expected to come ashore Monday night in New Jersey bringing high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet
By ALLEN G. BREED and KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Forecasters say the eye of Hurricane Sandy is racing toward an expected landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey or Delaware.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm's top sustained winds are
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five things to watch for in the final week of the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney:
1. SANDY: The Superstorm barreling up the East Coast is threatening several important battleground states - Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and New