Thousands in Conn. Enter 2nd Week Without Power

Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents went to bed wondering whether they would awake Monday to find themselves among an unenviable fraternity: the small percentage of people entering their second week without power.

5 Hot Utility Stocks After Snowstorm's Winter Wipeout

Utility stocks were down Monday in the wake of the wicked winter storm that tossed the Northeast over the weekend. But it's on panicky days like these that long-term investors want to be taking a second look at utilities. Not only are they less volatile than fast-growing tech stocks, some pay hefty dividends.

How Much Cash You'd Need in Worst-Case Scenario

Imagine that the worst does happen again: A major attack. Chaos and disorder. Banks could be closed, ATMs down. Electricity could be out. Your credit cards? Suddenly useless. So how much money -- good old folding cash -- do you need to be able to put your hands on to get through the aftermath?

Power outage? Not with a generator

Last Thursday, at approximately 7 p.m., the power in my house – indeed in much of my small town – went out thanks to a snowstorm that...

Are you prepared for a power outage?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it will come a strain on our nation's electricity supply. Hopefully, we'll have plenty of juice to keep...