Stacey Vanek Smith
May 8, 2013 A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
Apr 29, 2013 HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced an additional $1.8 billion in recovery aid for homeowners, renters and small businesses, today. Some of those businesses have been plugging along in the meantime.
Apr 4, 2013 Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.
Apr 4, 2013 A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.
Feb 22, 2013 Cyber attacks are in the news, but physical sabotage to large transformers would probably cause more damage to the nation's electric grid.
Feb 15, 2013 Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.
Feb 12, 2013 With the world looking a lot more fragile, more people are taking their survival into their own hands -- and garages.
Feb 6, 2013 Many New York and New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy face hurdles in returning to their homes of finding housing close by.
Feb 5, 2013 The FCC looks at what can be done to minimize disruptions to phone service during natural disasters.
Mar 13, 2013 Three months after 'Superstorm' Sandy ripped through the Northeast, the Senate has approved $50 billion in emergency relief. The high cost of natural disasters is the subject of today's quiz.