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Hurricane Sandy: Business Winners and Losers

Hurricane Sandy: Business Winners and Losers

NASA GOES Project(NEW YORK) — In the same way that Hurricane Sandy tossed boats around and flattened homes, it plucked money out of some businesses’ pockets and dumped it into others.Here’s a quick rundown on the superstorm’s biggest business winners …

Hurricane Sandy Telethon to Air on NBC

Hurricane Sandy Telethon to Air on NBC

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, NBC Universal is the first out of the gate with a relief telethon. 
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together will air Friday night from 8:00 to 9:00 ET on all of NBCU’s broadcast and cab…

Superstorm Sandy: Overwhelmed Transit Systems Latest Sandy Woe

Superstorm Sandy: Overwhelmed Transit Systems Latest Sandy Woe

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Northeast struggled to get back on its feet Thursday following the wallop it took from Sandy.  But the region was hampered by miles-long lines at the few gas stations that had power, an overwhelmed mass…

Hoboken, NJ, Residents Spend Another Night Out in the Cold

Hoboken, NJ, Residents Spend Another Night Out in the Cold

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — As daylight faded in Hoboken, N.J., Wednesday, stranded residents prepared for another long, cold night.With the power still out, the only lights that could be seen were those of fire trucks,…

Big Banks Waiving Fees for Customers Affected by Sandy

Big Banks Waiving Fees for Customers Affected by Sandy

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, several big banks — like Citi, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and TD Bank — are waiving some of their normal fees for customers in states affected by the monster storm.One exa…

Why Many Didn’t Get Wireless Emergency Alerts During Sandy

Why Many Didn’t Get Wireless Emergency Alerts During Sandy

Google | Apple(NEW YORK) — During the worst of Hurricane Sandy, just moments before the storm was about to make landfall, many in the affected states heard a noise over the wind and the rain — it came from their smartphones.For some, it was a loud bu…

Superstorm Sandy: Governors Use Twitter to Help Save Lives

Superstorm Sandy: Governors Use Twitter to Help Save Lives

@GovChristie/Twitter(WASHINGTON) — In past weather emergencies, Americans have tuned in to radios and televisions to get information on how to handle disasters, but with Hurricane Sandy, some governors used Twitter as a new way to reach their citizens…

New Jerseyans Enduring Long Lines to Fill Up at Gas Stations

New Jerseyans Enduring Long Lines to Fill Up at Gas Stations

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Those in New Jersey too young to remember the 1970s were still doomed to repeat one of the worst periods of that decade: long lines for gasoline.With many filling stations rendered inoperable due to power out…

"Jersey Shore" Stars Sound Off on Hurricane Sandy

"Jersey Shore" Stars Sound Off on Hurricane Sandy

MTV Networks(NEW YORK) — One of the hardest hit regions battered by Hurricane Sandy over the weekend was the famed Jersey shore.  While celebrated for generations before anyone ever heard of Snooki, many of the Jersey shore landmarks seen on the …

WATCH: Videos Show Rooftop Rescues of Storm Victims in NY

WATCH: Videos Show Rooftop Rescues of Storm Victims in NY

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Police department has posted four videos of a helicopter rescuing people off of rooftops on Staten Island, N.Y., where entire neighborhoods are submerged under flood waters in the wake of superstorm Sandy.M…

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama’s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-de…

In Flooded Hoboken, NJ, National Guard Rescues Stranded Residents

In Flooded Hoboken, NJ, National Guard Rescues Stranded Residents

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Across the Hudson River from storm-battered New York City, residents in Hoboken, N.J., waded through near waist-high water with their children and their belongings.”Our basement got completel…

In Flooded Hoboken, NJ, National Guard Rescues Stranded Residents

In Flooded Hoboken, NJ, National Guard Rescues Stranded Residents

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Across the Hudson River from storm-battered New York City, residents in Hoboken, N.J., waded through near waist-high water with their children and their belongings.”Our basement got completel…

Nets/Knicks Game Postponed Due to Sandy

Nets/Knicks Game Postponed Due to Sandy

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The effects of Hurricane Sandy have reached the sports world. The Brooklyn Nets’ season-opening game, at home versus the New York Knicks Thursday, has been postponed.
”Mayor Bloomberg informed us this aftern…

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Water is everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – in basements, on the streets and in transit systems – but the one place it could be most dangerous is in your body.ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. …

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Water is everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – in basements, on the streets and in transit systems – but the one place it could be most dangerous is in your body.ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. …

President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy’s Devastation

President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy’s Devastation

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(BRIGANTINE, N.J.) — President Obama surveyed the devastation wreaked by the superstorm Sandy Wednesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in what both men said was a non-political event. But it was a powerful image of bip…

President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy’s Devastation

President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy’s Devastation

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(BRIGANTINE, N.J.) — President Obama surveyed the devastation wreaked by the superstorm Sandy Wednesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in what both men said was a non-political event. But it was a powerful image of bip…

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama’s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-de…

Obama and Christie Tour Sandy’s Devastation

Obama and Christie Tour Sandy’s Devastation

Pool photo(NEW YORK) — President Obama on Wednesday surveyed the devastation wreaked by the superstorm Sandy with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in what both men say was a non-political event, but was a powerful image of bipartisan cooperation just si…

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