Early estimates of the economic impact of Hurricane Sandy put the total loss between $30 billion and $50 billion, making it one of the costliest storms in U.S. history. (Read More: Most Expensive Hurricanes in US History)
Markets were closed Monday and Tuesday marking the first two-day weather-related shutdown since 1888.
Meanwhile, Verizon said its fourth-quarter operating results could be significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. And Delta said it canceled 3,500 flights due to Sandy, adding the storm will negatively impact its October profit by $20 million.
Apple started selling its iPad mini in stores. Still, shares fell more than 3 percent. Apple also breached its 200-day moving average for the first time since last November.
Among earnings, Chevron edged lower after the oil giant posted earnings and revenue that missed expectations.
Starbucks soared after the coffeehouse giant boosted its earnings forecast for the fiscal year. Barclays raised its price target on the firm to $55 from $53.
TripAdvisor surged nearly 20 percent to lead the S&P 500 gainers after the company posted earnings and revenue that beat expectations.
Restoration Hardware jumped nearly 30 percent in its market debut on the NYSE after the furniture retailer priced at the high end of its range.
European shares ended higher ollowing the U.S. jobs report, but gains were limited amid renewed worries over Greece. Investors remain concerned divisions in the debt-ridden nation's ruling coalition will prevent an austerity bill passing through parliament next week, marring the country's prospects of receiving its next bailout tranche.
—By CNBC's JeeYeon Park (Follow JeeYeon on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC)
On Tap Next Week:
MONDAY: ISM non-mfg index; Earnings from Toyota, Humana, Time Warner Cable, Transocean, Zillow
TUESDAY: 3-Yr note auction, ELECTION NIGHT; Earnings from Nissan, CVS Caremark, NYSE Euronext, Office Depot, News Corp
WEDNESDAY: Weekly mortgage apps, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, consumer credit, Coach shareholders mtg, Oracle shareholders mtg; Earnings from Macy's, Sodastream, Qualcomm, Activision Blizzard, CBS, Monster Beverage, Whole Foods
THURSDAY: International trade, jobless claims, 30-yr bond auction, Kellogg analyst day, 3M investor mtg, OPEC press conference; Earnings from Dean Foods, Wendy's, Disney, Groupon, Nordstrom, Nvidia, Kayak, Zipcar
FRIDAY: Import/export prices, consumer sentiment, wholesale trade; Earnings from JCPenney
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