Business, Logistics

Midwest Rivers’ Falling Water Levels Raise Shipping Concerns

Bridge over Mississippi River

Water levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are falling for a second straight year, raising the prospect of shipping problems along the all-important U.S. freight routes.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2023

Winter Storm to Bring Snow to Northeast, Mostly Rain to NYC

Pedestrians pass a puddle of melted snow

New York City is poised to miss the worst of a powerful late-winter storm that will bring heavy snow to areas north and west of the city overnight into March 14.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2023
Business, Logistics

New York City’s Biggest Snowfall of Season Grounds Flights

Residents visit Fort Greene Park after a 2022 snow storm

New York City and the Northeast had a slushy start Feb. 28 as a storm brought the first significant snowfall of the season to the region, grounding hundreds of flights at area airports.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2023
Business, Safety

Winter ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Bears Down on Chicago Ahead of Holiday Travel Rush

People carry luggage down a snow-covered sidewalk

Chicago is in the crosshairs of a powerful winter storm that could become a “bomb cyclone” — with deep snow, searing winds and an Arctic chill.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2022

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power in Multiple States, Tornadoes Hit South

A downed street sign

A winter storm that killed three people earlier this week has knocked out power in seven states and unleashed tornadoes near New Orleans.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2022

Cold Blast Threatens Eastern US as Gulf Coast Tornado Risk Lingers

Trees brought down by a tornado

Tornadoes have killed at least two people in Louisiana as a violent weather system moves across the U.S., spawning blizzards in the Great Plains that will be followed by a blast of the season’s coldest weather to the Midwest, Northeast and Texas.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2022
Business, Safety

Snow, Blizzards and Tornadoes to Sweep US This Week

Snow covers a highway in a forest

The storm that drenched California, dropped snow by the foot across the Sierra Nevada and knocked out power to thousands is drifting east, threatening to bring tornadoes to some areas of the U.S. later this week.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2022
Business, Logistics

Drought Worsens Across Midwest as Mississippi River Dwindles

A river barge passes the St. Louis Gateway Arch at sunset along the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Mo.

A drought is spreading across the Midwest, drying up the Mississippi River and its tributaries that serve as a critical freight artery for the country.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Hurricane Ian May Be Among Costliest Storms in US History

Customers refuel at a gas station ahead of Hurricane Ian in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hurricane Ian is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, threatening to slam Florida’s western coastline with 125 mph winds.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2022
Government, Business

Up to 21 Atlantic Hurricanes Predicted for This Year


The Atlantic is poised for its seventh consecutive overactive hurricane season, a worrying forecast for coastal residents as well as energy and commodity markets already roiled by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2022