RALEIGH, N.C.-- High-profile North Carolina Republicans are benefiting from a marked fundraising advantage over Democratic rivals entering the fall campaign's final days, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory.
*Power outages, flooding hit U.S. East Coast after Sandy. SINGAPORE, Oct 31- Brent crude held steady near $109 a barrel on Wednesday after the huge storm Sandy whiplashed the U.S. East Coast, reducing fuel demand even as refineries in the region gradually resumed operations.
Robert Kunkel, Alternative Marine Technologies, discusses how tanker delays caused by the storm may impact oil prices.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports home improvement retailers are providing supplies in cleanup efforts after the storm.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Atlantic City that while most of the big casinos plan to reopen tomorrow, it will be difficult to get back to business as usual amid the devastation of Sandy. (3:44)
Fran Sullivan, PSE&G spokesman, discusses restoring power to the Garden State.
Captain Gordon Loebl, U.S. Coast Guard, discusses rescue and recovery efforts at sea after Super Storm Sandy.
Still hobbled by power failures and waterlogged transit, the New York region struggled to return to the rhythms of daily life on Wednesday, while facing the reality of a prolonged and daunting period of recovery.
The President will travel to New Jersey to view the storm damage area. CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether Sandy will impact the election.
Quentin Hardy and Jenna Wortham of The New York Times report that as computer centers in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey shut down or went to emergency operations after power failures and water damage on Monday night, companies scrambled to move the engines of modern communication to other parts of the country.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the opening of the Big Board today, as Lower Manhattan springs to life after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. And, a look at recovery efforts at the New Jersey shore, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
*Power outages, flooding hit U.S. East Coast after Sandy. SINGAPORE, Oct 31- Brent crude held steady near $109 a barrel on Wednesday after the huge storm Sandy whiplashed the U.S. East Coast, reducing fuel demand even as refineries in the region gradually resumed operation.
*Three major New York area airports still closed. *JFK, Newark to resume limited services Wednesday.
Markets and airports reopened in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, with President Barack Obama due to arrive in the region to see the worst of the damage for himself.
Oct 30- Hurricane Sandy has silenced the thousands of slot machines and high-rollers who normally crowd the black jack and roulette tables of Atlantic City, but the resort's casino companies wager they could be back in business within days.
*NYSE, Nasdaq OMX testing trading systems on Tuesday. NYSE Euronext said the New York Stock Exchange would open as usual, although it was prepared to switch to fully electronic trading if necessary. ``We have a green light,'' the chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext, Larry Leibowitz, said in an interview.
NEW YORK, Oct 30- As residents and businesses clean up from one of the worst storms to hit the U.S. East Coast in memory, investors are preparing for the stock market reaction by betting on or against insurers, casino companies and home improvement stores.
Late Tuesday, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was possible that there would be limited service on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Airlines said they planned to restart service Tuesday at some East Coast airports, including Boston and Philadelphia.
Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said it was ready for markets to re-open on Wednesday despite power outages in the waterside neighborhood where it is located and flood damage in a building where its investment bankers work. It is also used by Citigroup's transaction services unit, which caters to corporations and governments around the world.
NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. gasoline and heating oil futures slid on Tuesday, pulling back from pre-Hurricane Sandy gains as several key East Coast refineries and pipelines restored operations and traders bet on an enormous hit to demand for fuel.