There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.
Nate Silver, everybody's favorite stats guy, runs some numbers on the economic damage a direct hurricane strike on Manhattan would do.
Irene may be history, but the hurricane season is still in full swing. Here's how to use currencies to ride the storms.
Although, initially a Category 1 hurricane and now only a tropical storm, Irene is testing flood-level records in New York City and in much of the Northeast, raising casualty loss estimates to $20 billion. Two days of lost economic activity, over a period of a week, is almost certain, and adds another $20 billion. Longer term, rebuilding and postponed business activity will make up much of the near term impact on the economy.
It should be easier to get a better sense of the damage as the day progresses, but one economist has dismissed the idea that the subsequent reconstruction work will be good for the economy.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.
Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?
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See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.
The NYSE tells me and my producer Robert Hum that they plan to be open on Monday, but they have the usual contingency plans in place for an emergency.
The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.
While some New Yorkers tell me they are heading to the cheese and wine shop to prepare rather than to Home Depot, most consumers are taking Irene seriously.
Hurricane Irene is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage in 14 states along the eastern U.S. seacoast, but property/casualty insurance companies are not expected to see much of a hit from damage claims.
From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.
Gasoline futures declined Friday but rose nearly 3 percent for the week amid hurricane fears.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.
How likely is it that on the East Coast of the U.S., in the same week, an earthquake is felt and a hurricane makes landfall? Statistically speaking, this should occur only once every 128 years.
The coming of Hurricane Irene may be a threat to the average person but to the airlines it's a nonevent, Dahlman Rose airline analyst Helane Becker told CNBC Friday.
Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, and emergency responders are preparing to rescue residents unlucky enough to be overcome by Mother Nature. They're also preparing to save the animals, too.