Tagged: hurricane sandy

Tom Cotton’s Five Reckless Votes Against Disaster Relief (Vincent Insalaco Commentary)

by Vincent Insalaco 6/18/2014 11:07 am

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Vincent Insalaco says Tom Cotton's votes against Hurricane Sandy aid are "troubling" and would have hurt Arkansans.

How Crisis Communicators Rely on Social Media

by Chris Bahn 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Using a smartphone to gather information is becoming a necessity during storms. It’s why Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club division set up power stations at stores in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy hit. It's why Entergy continues to tweak a social media plan it used during December's winter storm.

Survey: US Employers Add 215K Jobs in December

by Lance Turner 1/3/2013 8:23 am

A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Video: Steve Womack Adjourns The House Without Vote on Hurricane Sandy Aid

by Lance Turner 1/2/2013 10:12 am

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adjourns the House, ignoring calls for a vote on Hurricane Sandy aid.

US Consumer Spending Rose 0.4 Percent in November

by Associated Press 12/21/2012 8:10 am

Consumers spent and earned more in November, reflecting a rebound from the disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Walgreen Fiscal 1Q Profit Sinks On Sandy, Acquisition Costs

by Associated Press 12/21/2012 8:00 am

Walgreen Co.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings sank nearly 26 percent as the nation's largest drugstore chain filled fewer prescriptions and absorbed costs tied to acquisitions and Superstorm Sandy.

US Retail Sales Rose 0.3 Percent in November

by Associated Press 12/13/2012 7:45 am

Americans spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in November, and shopped more frequently online. The data suggests the economy is rebounding from disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy.

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 370,000

by Associated Press 12/6/2012 8:44 am

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.

Hurricane Sandy Holds Back US Consumer Spending, Pay in October

by Associated Press 11/30/2012 8:21 am

Americans cut back on spending last month and saw no growth in their income, partly reflecting disruptions from Superstorm Sandy that could drag on economic growth in the final months of the year.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Fall to 393,000

by Associated Press 11/29/2012 8:17 am

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 393,000 last week. It was the second straight drop after Superstorm Sandy had driven applications much higher earlier this month.

Fewer Seek US Jobless Aid as Storm Distorts Data

by Associated Press 11/21/2012 7:44 am

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted 410,000 last week, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.

US Retail Sales Drop 0.3 Percent in October

by Associated Press 11/14/2012 8:10 am

Americans cut back sharply on spending at retail businesses in October, an indication that some may still be cautious about the economy. Superstorm Sandy may have also slowed business at the end of the month.

Sandy Had It All (Andrew Meadors Commentary)

by Andrew Meadors 11/12/2012 12:00 am

We were warned. Scientists and insurance actuaries have been writing about the risk of a hurricane hitting New England for several years now. Population times property values equals the big one. They droned away. And now, it has happened.

Of Disaster and the ‘Other Side’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2012 12:00 am

When calamity befalls our brother and sister citizens, as it did last week in the form of Sandy, Americans tend to resist partisan impulses and pull together.

Only 14 Wal-Mart Stores Remain Closed After Sandy

by Lance Turner 11/1/2012 1:51 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says that as of Thursday, only 14 stores remain closed after Hurricane Sandy tore through the northeastern United States. That's down from a peak of more than 200 stores shuttered in the storm.

Despite Sandy, US October Jobs Report to Be Issued On Time

by Associated Press 10/31/2012 11:33 am

The monthly U.S. jobs report will be released as scheduled Friday despite earlier concerns that Superstorm Sandy might force the Labor Department to delay its release.

Hurricane Sandy's Impact Felt Even in Arkansas

by Tre Baker 10/31/2012 10:48 am

Hurricane Sandy may have been 900 miles away from Arkansas, but the state is feeling effects from the storm in other ways.

New York Stock Exchange Will Reopen Wednesday

by Associated Press 10/30/2012 2:26 pm

The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading Wednesday after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

Still Dark After Sandy, Stock Exchanges Test Systems

by Associated Press 10/30/2012 8:15 am

With large portions of lower Manhattan still dark early Tuesday, U.S. stock exchanges said they were testing contingency plans to ensure trading resumes as soon as possible this week after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast.

Arkansas Best Corp. Delays Earnings Release, Conference Call

by Lance Turner 10/29/2012 5:24 pm

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith, which was due to report earnings on Tuesday, has indeed delayed its earnings release and conference call with analysts.