Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bloomberg sandy

  • Bloomberg: Post-Sandy NYC will lead climate change battle

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, addressing a meeting on New York City's recovery from Hurricane Sandy this morning, spoke of a future in a warming world with the stark reality of more such devastating storms, saying the city will lead the way in stemming ...

  • Jobless Claims in U.S. Lower Than Forecast as Storm Effect Wanes

    "Sandy pushed up claims temporarily, and with this number we are pretty much back to where we were before the hurricane," said Guy Berger, an economist at RBS Securities Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, who accurately projected the drop in claims ...

  • Bloomberg: Sandy response review due in Feb.

    As thousands of New Yorkers -- and, New York neighborhoods -- continue to "struggle with the consequences" of superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday morning that a so-called "after-action review" of how officials dealt with the storm ...

  • Chrisite Goes to Washington to Make Plea for Sandy Aid

    Christie's trip comes three days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Washington to ask for $42 billion in aid. Sandy ripped through three states Oct. 29, killing more than 90 people, flooding New York City's subway system and ravaging ...

  • New York Pension Funds May Finance Post-Sandy Housing, Liu Says

    New York Comptroller John Liu said he wants let the city's public pension funds to invest millions of dollars to finance or own housing for people displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Liu, a 45-year-old Democrat who may run for mayor next year, said he ...

  • After Sandy, Will Bloomberg Go Back to Status Quo?

    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Leppert wrote a blog about the heroic efforts of the NYC MTA system in the face of Hurricane Sandy. With the disaster now over, my colleague Kathy Gersch questions whether with the pressure of impending doom lifted, city leaders ...

  • Hearth Dishes $62 Rabbit, Meatballs, Sandy Relief: Review

    It wasn't the braised rabbit, a favorite of filmmaker Wes Anderson, or even the incomparable veal meatballs that brought me back to Hearth after seven years.

  • Verizon CEO Sees Wireless Strong After Sandy Disruption

    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-largest U.S. phone company, said it continues to ride the momentum from its third-quarter performance even after superstorm Sandy disrupted its operations. In his first investor presentation since the storm ...

  • Chrysler November Sales Gain 14% as Sandy Spurs Demand

    For October, all automakers reported deliveries that trailed average estimates from Bloomberg's survey after Hurricane Sandy inflicted almost $70 billion in damage to New York and New Jersey alone. Honda began the month with almost double the inventory ...

  • Poll: Cuomo, Bloomberg get high marks on Sandy, LIPA falls short

    New Yorkers give high marks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg for their reaction to Superstorm Sandy, but are far less happy with the Long Island Power Authority.

  • Bloomberg: Sandy's Impact on Budget not 'Cause to Panic'

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that Superstorm Sandy's impact on the city's budget may not be as severe as anticipated.

  • NJ Transit Had $400 Million in Hurricane Sandy Damage

    New Jersey Transit, the second- largest U.S. public transportation system, sustained $400 million in damage from Hurricane Sandy and needs twice that amount to prevent damage from future storms, its executive director told a U.S. Senate panel today.

  • Bloomberg defends ConEd against Hurricane Sandy criticisms

    Plenty of New Yorkers are grumbling about ConEd in the wake of rampant power outages that lasted long after Hurricane Sandy, but Mayor Bloomberg isn't one of them. He said Friday it's best utility in America. "I keep saying this and everybody wants to ...

  • Michael Bloomberg Seeks $42 Billion In Sandy Relief For New York State

    WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a visit Wednesday to Capitol Hill to advocate for $42 billion in disaster relief and prevention funds for New York state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- an effort he hopes will not be ...

  • Video: Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy, "You Guys Are Great"

    Mayor Bloomberg made an impromptu visit to the Rockaways this week—although he was predominantly there to discuss Sandy recovery efforts with local paper The Wave (and declare that the age of the wooden boardwalk is so over), Bloomberg also was ...

  • Sandy Probably Dealt Blow to Jobs Rebound: U.S. Economy Preview

    The damage wrought by Sandy probably extended to the job market in November as the superstorm forced businesses to close, upending the recent pickup in U.S.

  • Consumer Spending in US Declines as Sandy Reduces Wages

    Germany, Europe's largest economy, will be tipped into a recession as the sovereign debt crisis roiling its neighbors extends into 2013, according to the Bloomberg Global Poll. With the world economy cooling and American lawmakers struggling to avert ...

  • Bloomberg Rolls Out Rapid Repairs for Sandy Victims

    Mayor Bloomberg announced this week that Rapid Repairs, a free program to help residential property owners affected by Hurricane Sandy make emergency repairs, is now up and running. The goal of the program is to serve as temporary band-aid and a ...

  • Autos Destroyed by Sandy Create Replacement Sales Bounce

    The annualized industry sales rate, adjusted for seasonal trends, may accelerate to 15 million, the average of 15 analysts' estimates.

  • New York Grades Insurers on Sandy Claims After Complaints

    Homeowners and businesses are seeking payouts on policies to help cover losses from Sandy, which lashed the U.S. Northeast last month, killing more than 100 people and cutting off power to 8 million customers.

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