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This is what the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks like today

NYSE 10292012
AP Photo/Richard Drew
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is empty of traders on Oct. 29, 2012
By Gloria Dawson
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

All major US stock and options exchanges are closed due to Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.  Trading has rarely stopped for weather. A blizzard led to a late start and an early close on Jan. 8, 1996, and the NYSE shut down for a full day on Sept. 27, 1985, due to Hurricane Gloria.

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