A not-so-small cottage industry is now built around disaster preparation. While it never hurts to be prepared, say experts, how much of this industry is actually playing into people’s fears?
To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.
Companies like ServiceMaster, ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.
CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on what the devastating weather means for insurance companies, with Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel.
Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.
The swollen Mississippi River is washing away crops, harvests and jobs, the New York Times reports.
Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.
Insight on what flooding means for oil and refiners, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage.
Having spent the last few days reporting from locations all over the lower part of Louisiana, it's clear that the "all clear" has yet to be given.
Criminal charges against the IMF chief, flood fears remain after a Mississippi river spillway is opened, and a rundown of retailers report earnings. Here's what we're watching…
CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the update on the South heading into a critical weekend as the Mississippi River swells.
Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let out a collective gasp.
Freaky Friday for the roller-coaster markets. The Army Corps of Engineers considers the lesser of two evils, while investors take a look at the sum of two consumer data reports. Here's what we're watching…
CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at how floods in the south have impacted commodities and particularly, oil refineries.