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*Union still supports merger with US Airways. NEW YORK, Oct 30- The pilots union at American Airlines said on Tuesday that a labor deal could be close if the bankrupt airline is willing to make certain key concessions.
*JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports are closed until further notice, according to the Port Authority. *US Airways Group Inc is not operating in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and several other Northeast airports on Tuesday. *American Airlines has flights scheduled into Richmond, Virginia, several Ohio airports, Pittsburgh and Boston on Tuesday.
As our thoughts remain with all those who have been horribly affected by the devastation that hit the U.S. Eastern seaboard and its aftermath, we are being asked about the implications of Hurricane Sandy for markets
Hurricane Sandy smacked the East Coast then turned into Super Storm Sandy. Now, thousands of travelers are no doubt calling her Pain in the Neck Sandy. This, as some airports start operating as normal again others are a long ways from having a regular schedule.
NEW YORK, Oct 30- The biggest U.S. East Coast refinery in Philadelphia began restoring production after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday and a smaller nearby plant operated without trouble as energy firms began assessing the storm's damage.
Some airports are slowly coming back online post Superstorm Sandy. Finding an available airline seat will be a challenge for days.
*Philadelphia 330,000 bpd refinery, biggest on coast, undamaged-source. NEW YORK, Oct 30- The biggest U.S. East Coast refinery in Philadelphia appears to have emerged undamaged from Hurricane Sandy and a smaller nearby plant operated without trouble, sources said on Tuesday as energy firms began assessing the storm's damage.
Superstorm Sandy slammed into the U.S. east coast on Tuesday and hurled a record 14-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooded the financial district and left 7 million people without power.
*Seven major New York bridges closing; two tunnels closed. *Rail, container ports closed in New York, New Jersey. New York said it would close seven major bridges at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, including the George Washington Bridge and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- The supply of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel into the U.S. East Coast ground almost to a halt on Monday as Hurricane Sandy forced the closure of two-thirds of the region's refineries, its biggest pipeline, and most major ports.
Sandy has made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey. While downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, it still has sustained winds of 85 mph.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- More than two-thirds of the U.S. East Coast's refining capacity shut on Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy, sending gasoline futures up as much as 4 percent as operators braced for potentially damaging power outages and flooding.
With Sandy gaining strength overnight as the vast storm turned westward toward New Jersey, Philadelphia Energy Solutions began the precautionary closure of key units at its 330,000 barrel-per-day Philadelphia refinery, the biggest in the region, said one source familiar with operations.
Most airlines are providing full refunds for canceled flights or waiving fees to reschedule travel hit by Sandy. Instead of calling and being on hold, here's how to get faster service.
Hurricane Sandy began veering as predicted early Monday on a path that would take it over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York putting it on a path that could endanger 50 million people.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- Oil refineries along the U.S. East Coast began to cut rates and companies prepared other energy facilities on Sunday ahead of Hurricane Sandy's expected landfall along New Jersey's barrier islands.
The offers cover passengers flying in or out of just about any airport from Latin America to New Hampshire. The airlines have only canceled a handful of flights so far, nearly all of them in and out of Florida and the Caribbean. Hurricane Sandy killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean, and left Bahamas this afternoon.
Oct 25- United Continental Holdings Inc, the world's biggest airline, missed Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit as revenue fell and expenses rose, sending its shares down nearly 4 percent on Thursday.
United Continental Holdings Inc.' s profit tumbled to $6 million after earning $653 million in the same quarter last year, and the results fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
Oct 25- United Continental Holdings Inc, the world's biggest airline, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as revenue fell and expenses rose.