Superstorm Sandy

1:22pm

Tue October 30, 2012

12:58pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Planet Money

The Robots Haven't Taken Over The Stock Market (Yet)

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 11:04 am

Sandbags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
Richard Drew AP

Note: This story was originally published on Oct. 30. It was updated on Nov. 1 to include a radio version of the story.

The stock market, according to a popular narrative, is now just computers making superfast trades with other computers. Those pictures of traders getting emotional on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange are an anachronism. The real action flashes through fiber-optic cables headed for servers in places like Kansas City. It's algorithms all the way down.

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12:25pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Shots - Health News

Superstorm Sandy Takes Toll On New York Hospitals

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:41 pm

Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday.
John Minchillo AP

When a storm hits, people count on the local hospital to be ready — no matter what.

But when Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too.

That led to the evacuation of more than 200 patients to other hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Patients were still being moved Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported.

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11:59am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

At New York University Medical Center, A Dramatic, Critical Evacuation

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:29 pm

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City on Monday.
Michael Heiman Getty Images

One of the most dramatic stories to come out of New York last night is the critical evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center.

As CNN reports it, around 7:45 p.m. Monday, the hospital's basement started taking on water. At one point, the "lower floors and elevator shafts filled with 10 to 12 feet of water."

The hospital's main power went out and then the backup power failed.

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11:40am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

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