Planes, trains and other forms of transportation ground to a halt Monday as Hurricane Sandy made her presence known. And she's unlikely to relent any time soon. Much of Tuesday's air and rail service has already been canceled, and more than 10 million public transit commuters are without service. Here's what to expect in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, on the railways and in the sky:
Power plants and other utility infrastructure throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are on high alert Monday afternoon as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to shore.
Hurricane Sandy's devastating windy march up the U.S. east coast is expected to cause as much as $10 billion in insured losses, according to a disaster modeling firm.
Hurricane Sandy could cause a delay in the release of the highly-anticipated October jobs report set for this Friday.
Gas prices are likely to spike in the days after Hurricane Sandy rips through the Northeast, but they should drop back down before too long.
Even before Hurricane Sandy causes any significant property damage, it is costing billions of dollars as businesses shut down along the storm's expected path.
U.S. financial markets will remain closed for a second straight trading day Tuesday, as Wall Street deals with the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Major exchange operators, including NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX, said they expect to re-open for a normal trading day on Wednesday, but will provide additional updates on Tuesday. Tuesday's closure will impact stocks that trade on the NYSE and Nasdaq, as well as bonds, options and derivatives.
5 ways to keep your phone charged in a power outage
As Hurricane Sandy converges with other storms and threatens to wreak havoc on the mid-Atlantic coast, power outages could make it difficult for residents to get up-to-date information. But mobile phones can provide crucial updates as long as their batteries hold out. (If you live in the storm's path and it's not too late, this might be a good time to invest in a wireless phone charger.) News apps and mobile sites are helpful, but for real-time streaming updates, it's hard to beat Twitter. With that in mind, here's a roundup of Twitter accounts offering real-time information about evacuations, mass transit, flooding, power outages and emergency-relief efforts.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, friends and family are looking out for of people in its path -- on Facebook. The second-most frequent words or phrases posted by U.S. users of the social network late Sunday or early Monday were "stay safe" or "be safe," according to data provided by Facebook to CNN. The phrase trailed only variations of "Sandy" or "hurricane" among frequently mentioned words by Facebook users. Also in the top 10: references to "prayers" or "praying" and "my friends," along with "storm," "East Coast," "power" and "winds."
Hurricane veterans know when a bad one's coming. It's like those who feel the barometric pressure drop of approaching storm systems in their bones. I got the vibe midweek. So I asked my friends on the Gulf Coast, hardy survivors of Hurricane Katrina, what advice they would share with those in Hurricane Sandy's path. But I didn't want the usual flashlight, batteries, water, generator, gasoline tips. Tell them something they don't know, I asked, something that helped get you through. Here's what they said.
A crane atop a luxury Manhattan skyscraper under construction partly collapsed Monday, leaving its arm precariously perched and hanging over West 57th Street.