Superstorm Sandy could pack an economic punch

Oct 29, 2012
As the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy heads for densely populated and economically vibrant regions. Its costs could spread to housing, consumer spending and jobs.

Hurricane Sandy doesn't give everyone the day off work

Oct 29, 2012
While many workers were sent home ahead of the storm, not everyone gets the day off for Hurricane Sandy.

Sandy hits, power goes out: The grid needs to wise up

Oct 29, 2012
The power grid is too large, too dependent on distant electricity supplies and not smart enough to pass the hurricane test. The result: long power outages. Upgrading to a more reliable grid will cost billions and take decades.

Betting on stormy weather

Oct 29, 2012
Weather derivatives allow companies to hedge against catastrophic losses.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.