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  • Monitoring the Tweet Storm     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at the Tweets from businesses and government, and Scott Nations, NationShares says the flooding in lower Manhattan was less than expected so the broad markets will likely be open tomorrow morning.

  • Retail Impact     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, The Weather Channel meteorologist shares retail losses due to the storm, and Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel, takes a look at downtown Manhattan, while Delaware governor Jack Markell shares how his state fared during the storm.

  • East Coast Refineries & Insurers     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    The storm will weigh heavily on oil and gasoline prices, says Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, and Robert Hartwig, Insurance Information Institute tells CNBC that the damages will most likely be estimated in multi-millions of dollars.

  • Tropical Storm Irene & Business     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on Hurricane Irene being downgraded to a tropical storm, and the damage the hurricane has brought along the East Coast; CNBC's Bob Pisani has a look at the Financial District facing flooding raising questions as to whether the stock exchanges will be open tomorrow. CNBC's Darren Rovell surveys the damages to businesses on Mantauk, NY, and insight on consumption during the storm, with Paul Walsh, meteorologist. Finally, JetBlue CEO Dave Barger explains when the airline will return to service after thousands of flights have been canceled.

  • Storm Impact on Air Travel     Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at the flights flying around the New York tri-state region, reporting that thousands of flights have been canceled. The storm has had rippled affects in the travel industry. Robert Crandall, former AMR chairman/CEO, weighs in on how the airline industry prepares for storms, and CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on Cape Cod's precautions for storm damage.

  • U.S. East Coast Bracing for Irene     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    The Weather Channel's Nick Walker has latest on Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the Northeast this weekend.

  • Seven States With Sky-High Insurance Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    With forecasters predicting 12 to 18 named storms in 2011, homeowners in the Southern United States may already be looking past the sunny days of summer and bracing for the hurricane season. Insurance providers have already bet on it. Homeowners in certain hurricane prone states are at the mercy of an entirely separate insurance market — the so-called “market of last resort” — created to pick up the slack from private insurers who don't provide coverage for hurricanes — or, for that matter, torn

    See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • CNBC Poll: Is FEMA Doing A Good Job? Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and countless subsequent disasters many are still questioning the effectiveness of  the Federal Emergency Management Agency . 

  • Insurers call windstorm coverage — including  hurricanes, tornadoes, and hail — the  "market of last resort,"  which comes with its own special rates applied to areas most prone to disaster.

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.

  • Insurance Industry Grapples With Climate Change Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    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.

  • Weather Worst Case Scenario Costs     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    Discussing how to plan, if weather-related disasters happen, with Michael Hicks, Ball State University; Addison Armstrong,Tradition Energy, Scott Bernhardt, Planalytics, and CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Global Weather Woes     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the unusual weather sweeping the globe.

  • Tornado Kills 4 in Massachusetts     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    A lethal tornado left 4 dead as it swept through Springfield, MA on Wednesday.

  • Trading Mother Nature     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Jeff Hodgson, Chicago Weather Brokerage, discusses how to make money off of the slew of natural disasters.

  • CNBC.com Non-Biz News, May 25, 2011     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    The day's non-business news, including extraordinary video footage of the tornadoes that tore across Oklahoma yesterday.

  • Five Things to Watch: AIG's Return and More Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Tornadoes ravage the midwest, hedge fund big-wigs talk their books and AIG's secondary offering makes the grade. Here's what we're watching…

  • Death Toll Rises in Joplin Tornado     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    NBC's Jay Gray with the latest details from Joplin, Missouri, after a massive tornado virtually destroyed the town.

  • Higher Storm Damage Could Help Insurance Stocks Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:50 PM ET
    Residents walking down street after a tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

    It's been a stormy year for U.S. property insurers, and hurricane season hasn't even started yet. But shares of these companies could be jumping if a bad year in weather prompts premium increases.

  • Joplin Tornado Killed 90 People     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:25 PM ET

    NBC's Jay Gray reports on the latest search for survivors after the deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri.