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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- London copper rebounded on Tuesday from a near two-month low hit in the prior session, with lower prices spurring some buying, but global growth worries could cap gains in trade dampened by one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States.

  • *Storm forced two-thirds of U.S. East Coast refineries to shut. SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent crude slipped to near $109 a barrel on Tuesday as Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, shut East Coast refineries, roads and airports, reducing crude and fuel demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • *Exelon Corp declares alert at New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear plant on storm surge. *Exelon says no threat to public health or safety.

  • *Storm forced two-thirds of U.S. East Coast refineries to shut. SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent crude slipped below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as Tropical Cyclone Sandy shut East Coast refineries, roads and airports, reducing crude and fuel demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. power company Exelon Corp on Monday declared an alert at the 615- MW Oyster Creek nuclear power reactor in New Jersey due to rising ocean water from Hurricane Sandy, a spokesman at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. An alert is the second lowest of the NRC's four emergency classifications.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. power company Excelon Corp on Monday declared an alert at the 615- MW Oyster Creek nuclear power reactor in New Jersey due to rising ocean water from Hurricane Sandy, a spokesman at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. An alert is the second lowest of the NRC's four emergency classifications.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- London copper rebounded on Tuesday from a near two-month low hit the session before with consumers attracted by the lower prices, although global growth worries are likely to cap gains in trade thinned by a hurricane in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Wall Street firms were set to open with limited staffing in New York City on Tuesday as stock markets remained closed due to Hurricane Sandy's approach and many New York- based bank employees worked from home.

  • Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy is expected to come ashore at about 8:00 P.M. EDT on the storm-battered northeast U.S. coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Sandy was centered about 20 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, the center said.

  • Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy will close U.S. stock markets for a second day on Tuesday, as Wall Street turned its attention to whether markets would be able to resume functioning on the month's final trading day on Wednesday. NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group, the largest two U.S. exchange operators, said they intend to reopen Wednesday, conditions permitting.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- New York City evacuated neighbors of a partially built, 90- story apartment building after the top of a construction crane collapsed in high winds, prompting fears the entire rig could crash to the ground.

  • *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 28- Wall Street firms were set to open with limited staffing in New York City on Tuesday as stock markets remained closed due to Hurricane Sandy's approach and many New York- based bank employees worked from home.

  • Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy is ``moving quickly'' toward New Jersey and Delaware is expected to make landfall along or just south of the southern New Jersey coast within the next few hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

  • The nuclear reactors in Sandy's current path include units at Public Service Enterprise Group Inc's 2,332- megawatt Salem and 1,161- MW Hope Creek plants in New Jersey, which were likely to bear the brunt of the storm before it moves inland.

  • 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.

  • Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy brought wind and rain to the streets of New York City on Monday, but on Wall Street, it also brought a day of eerie, almost unsettling calm. Steve Gerbel, who runs hedge fund Chicago Capital Management, said that, when he called a Goldman trading desk on Monday, he got to talk to employees from its Salt Lake City office for the first time.

  • Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy is moving toward Cape May, New Jersey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. gasoline futures rallied while benchmark crude oil prices dipped on Monday as Hurricane Sandy slowed East Coast fuel deliveries to a crawl, with major refineries shut, pipelines idle and ports closed.

  • *New York, Philadelphia and Washington in its path. NEW YORK/ REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential election campaign.