Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter. He is the former host of "In The Loop" from Minnesota Public Radio and a former business and economics correspondent for MPR. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a Master's in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
Features by Jeff Horwich
Trading in U.S. stocks is suspended for a second straight day. The floor of the New York Stock exchange is reportedly undamaged, and officials are testing out their electronic trading infrastructure. The last day of the month is typically a heavy day for trading, and financial officials would like to be up and running tomorrow if possible. Dozens of companies have decided to postpone their quarterly earnings releases: Avon, Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart have all decided to wait out the storm.
Sandy is on track to be perhaps the widest storm to ever hit American shores. Nine governors have declared states of emergency. U.S. stock markets will be closed today on account of the hurricane and bond markets will close at noon.