winter storm

Midday Market Minute: Ski Resorts Hoping for Lift from Nemo

Snow began to fall around the Northeast on Friday at the start of what's predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard, a storm called Nemo poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond. And ski resorts are hoping for a turnaround in a disappointing season.

N.J. Digs Out from Blizzard Without Gov. or Lt. Gov.

New Jersey residents voted in 2005 to give their state a lieutenant governor, so even though Gov. Chris Christie is on vacation in Florida while his state is getting pounded by a blizzard, the should be no leadership vacuum in Trenton. But his backup, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, picked this week to go away on vacation too.

The East Coast's Big Blizzard Isn't Cooling Oil Prices

Oil prices kept rising this weekend as a blizzard smacked into the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and as OPEC's Arab ministers met in Cairo to discuss strategy. Their call is for production to stay at current levels, which will help keep the upward pressure on prices.

Blizzards Boosting Some Businesses' Bottom Lines

Mother Nature's fury has left a path of fiscal destruction that will linger far after the record-breaking snowfall starts to melt -- and she's not done yet. Another foot of snow is expected to fall over the next day or two, blanketing the Mid-Atlantic region yet again. Back-to-back snow storms are the last thing cash-strapped businesses and state and local governments need right now. But for some businesses, blizzards mean opportunity.