Relief is coming to homeowners hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, as government agencies and major lenders roll out plans to offer them breaks on mortgage payments and other types of financial assistance.
The estimated loss to the nation's economy from Superstorm Sandy has climbed to as much as $50 billion, making it one of the nation's most costly disasters.
Verizon on Friday said it is making progress in getting its cellular service back online for customers impacted by Superstorm Sandy, but the repair work may take a chunk out of its fourth-quarter earnings. In a regulatory filing, the company said it is directing its resources towards powering up cell towers and rebuilding its network, "which may take some time." Verizon said it is not yet able to estimate how much impact the storm will have on operating profit, "but we expect that it could be significant."
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, cold weather could put people returning to their homes at risk. Here is a bit about some of the health risks victims of the storm may face.
The New York City Marathon -- scheduled for Sunday -- was canceled Friday due to lingering effects from Superstorm Sandy, the city's mayor said.
On her way to pick up her New York City Marathon bib number Friday, longtime New Yorker Lauren Mandel was having second thoughts of running in the iconic race. Just four days after Superstorm Sandy hit her city, she was wracked by a knot in her stomach as she got closer to the convention center serving as the hub for race participants. "Walking past ... generators heating up tents for people to eat pasta tomorrow night when there are people who haven't eaten a hot meal in five days" left her with the feeling: "This is so inappropriate and this is so wrong," she said. Those feelings of outrage echoed across the city and nationwide since Wednesday, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the race would go on as scheduled.
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Last month a small pocket of marshland in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey was saved from development. The local online newspaper, the Sandpaper.net, celebrated the preservation of Grassle Marsh -- named for a leading authority on the larvae of surf clams - and its populations of kingfishers and fiddler crabs. This week, Little Egg Harbor -- on the shore of Ocean County - was pulverized by 'superstorm' Sandy. Homes were turned into debris fields; boats were tossed into the marshes or piled on top of each other. One quiet ceremony, one catastrophic storm. Both symbolize a national dilemma -- as the headlong migration to America's coastlines clashes with rapidly changing climate patterns and more powerful storms.
The National Hockey League on Friday put its annual outdoor Winter Classic game on ice -- the latest casualty of the NHL's lockout of its players.
When Superstorm Sandy rocked the Eastern Seaboard earlier this week, uncertainty over Tuesday's election began to creep into the minds of those who have spent months organizing it. Though polling places up and down the East Coast were still without power Friday, Sandy's impact is most noticeable in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, scene of widespread flooding, power outages and hurricane-force winds.
The Justice Department Friday announced that it is dispatching more than 780 federal observers and monitors to 23 states to watch for potential problems which would violate voting rights protected by federal law.
For the past decade, international election observers have traveled to the United States to witness how Americans conduct their presidential election. They are back again this year but officials in the battleground state of Iowa and in Texas have warned that the observers could face criminal charges if they try to show up at polling stations on Tuesday. Observers, however, told CNN it's a tempest in a teapot -- they're not going to break the law.
Launching their final campaign bursts in a close and contentious race, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney argued Friday over who will bring real change to a nation still mired in a sluggish economy.
Mitt Romney trails in states with personal ties, including Michigan, where he was born, and Massachusetts, where he served as governor.
With four days to go until the presidential election, a new poll indicates the race for arguably the most important battleground state remains very close.
Add one more high-profile name to the list of those making surprising, last-minute stops to Pennsylvania just days before Election Day: Former President Bill Clinton.
In final stretch, campaigns and allies drop $93 million for battleground ads
A poll of likely voters in Indiana showed Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly with an eleven point lead over GOP rival Richard Mourdock, whose comments on rape and abortion in October drew consternation from Democrats and some Republicans.
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