US Exchanges Close as Hurricane Sandy Batters Eastern Seaboard

Storm warning

All US equities and options exchanges have closed all trading -- including remote electronic trading operations -- Monday, Oct. 29, in response to bad weather and flooding expected to result from Hurricane Sandy, a category-one hurricane that is expected to make landfall in New Jersey later today and cause destruction from the Carolinas as far north as New England.

Much of lower Manhattan and surrounding areas was evacuated over the weekend, with City workers sealing subway gratings to minimize

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