Weather Natural Disasters

  • New York City Braces For the Storm

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the update on Hurricane Sandy, as thousands have already been evacuated and the city is shut down, and The Weather Channel's Maria LaRosa, and Paul Walsh provide more details of the storm's path, and its impact on the area.

  • Hurricane Sandy Overshadows Presidential Election

    James Pethokoukis, columnist at the American Enterprise Institute, explains to CNBC that Hurricane Sandy has the potential to freeze the presidential election in its current state over the next half week.

  • 'Frankenstorm' Threat Launches Mass Evacuations

    Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.

  • Here's Why Sandy Is Such a Monster Storm

    5 reasons why Sandy is expected to be a superstorm.

  • Hurricane Threatens East Coast Refineries

    Will Hurricane Sandy impact oil prices? Andy Lipow, Lipow Oil Associates president, weighs in.

  • Tracking Hurricane Sandy

    The Weather Channel's Maria LaRosa reports the latest details on the storm, as it remains on track to strike the East Coast.

  • Market Outlook: Investors Bracing for More Than One Big Storm

    As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.

  • Hurricane Sandy Won't Be Cheap

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the estimates for Hurricane Sandy begin at $1 billion. Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross is tracking the storm.

  • Hurricane Sandy: Tracking the Threat

    Reynolds Wolf, The Weather Channel, offers insight on where Hurricane Sandy is headed next. Discussing the potential economic impact of the hurricane, with Fred Fox, Planalytics CEO and co-founder.

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    Japan's core machinery orders fell 3.3 percent in August from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, a sign that slowing demand in China and the broadening pain from Europe's debt crisis are sapping corporate appetite to spend.

  • Daily Caller: Obama's Remarks in 2007 Escaped Media

    In a video released this week by the Daily Caller, President Obama says the government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims. Vince Coglianese, The Daily Caller senior online editor, weighs in.

  • Weather Channel to Name Winter Storms

    Would you take a storm more seriously if it was named after a Greek god? The Weather Channel thinks so, feeling it will be easier for folks to track the storm and get the word out on social media.

  • Lloyd's Good Fortune

    John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd's of London, says the drop in the level of major catastrophe losses, following a historically disastrous 2011, helped Lloyd's return to profit.

  • A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.

  • Drought Sparks Historical Commodity Rally: Expert

    A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

  • A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Colorado Springs officials say hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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    Tropical Storm Debby spun drenching rains Monday over northern Florida as it hung nearly stationary over the Gulf of Mexico, making its biggest threat flooding rather than winds.

  • Federal Crop Insurance Fraud Costs Millions

    In East Tennessee, a "natural disaster" is staged to get federal crop insurance. Another farmer in California claims desert scrub land as a wheat field. As the crop insurance program expands, fraud is likely to increase. With CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Japan has given final approval for the restart of two nuclear reactors, a move that will end a total shutdown of the atomic power sector caused by safety fears raised by last year’s crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The FT reports.

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    This year's Atlantic hurricane season is expected to produce a normal number of tropical storms, with up to eight becoming hurricanes, forecasters say. But beware: All it takes is one big one.