Hurricane Sandy is the biggest Atlantic storm in history, spanning an area broader than Texas and has caused at least 50. U.S. deaths. Millions of people in Northeast U.S. are still struggling to return to normalcy in its wake.
The number of New Jersey residents without power from superstorm Sandy fell below 1 million yesterday, Governor Chris Christie said. Yet a fresh storm may be just a few days away, bringing high winds and flooding rain.
Rudi Reichert arrived from Linz, Austria, hours before the New York City Marathon was canceled three days ago. Instead of racing yesterday, he spent the day helping victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.
New York-area residents head into their first full week of commuting since superstorm Sandy crippled the biggest U.S. mass-transit network, even as a new storm threatens a fresh set of disruptions to daily routines.
Companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that opened their wallets to relief efforts almost before Sandy’s floodwaters had fully receded have won the heartfelt thanks of elected leaders working around the clock to improve their communities’ lives.
Arcadis NV, the biggest Dutch designer of bridges and dikes, won an order to evaluate options for flood prevention in New York as the city works to avoid a repeat of the destruction last year by superstorm Sandy.
Swiss bank Pictet & Cie.’s water fund is profiting from the Middle East’s need to buy the technology to make more seawater drinkable as companies such as Xylem Inc. and Danaher Corp. step up business in the region.
The National Football League, whose Super Bowl championship game will be played in New Jersey next year, will provide $2 million to rebuild youth playgrounds and gyms damaged by Hurricane Sandy, to help fight obesity in kids.
United Continental Holdings Inc. posted a first-quarter loss, the only one among the major U.S. carriers, while Southwest Airlines Co. joined peers with profits in the slowest travel period of the year.