Hurricane Sandy

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Betting on stormy weather

Oct 29, 2012
Weather derivatives allow companies to hedge against catastrophic losses.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, weather, Derivatives

Sandy shuts down New York markets

Oct 29, 2012
Overnight, New York City's financial authorities decided to close the markets today as Hurricane Sandy moves in -- the first time since 1985 that a weather event has shut down trading.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Staying open for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012
Businesses in the path of Hurricane Sandy are preparing for anything but business-as-usual -- for some shops storms are good for business.
Posted In: Philadelphia, natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy could cost billions in damages

Oct 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is expected to cause widespread power outages in the Northeast, where utility companies and other businesses are still recovering from the last big storm.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, electricity, storm

The future of storm forecasting, and using algebra for faster broadband

Oct 29, 2012
Crowd sourcing weather reports, drone swarms with sensors, and making broadband ten times as fast with the use of algebra.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, sattelite, weather, Jeopardy

Financial markets shut down in NYC ahead of Sandy

Oct 29, 2012
New York City is preparing for Hurricane Sandy by shutting down the city's public transportation. Financial markets will also be closed today.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, NYSE, NASDAQ, MTA, New York City

Utilities in Northeast brace for hurricane damage

Oct 26, 2012
Utilities spent billions a year ago repairing lines and equipment damaged by storms Irene and Alfred -- and were roundly criticizing for leaving many people without power for days. They're intent on being prepared for Sandy.
Posted In: hurricane, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters

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