5 Things to Know This Morning

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Sandy Threatening 50M East Coast Residents

Experts say Hurricane Sandy is threatening some 50 million people along the east coast and some $80 billion in property is in the crosshairs. Sandy is a category 1 storm with winds of 75 miles per hour that is projected to make landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey sometime before midnight Monday night.

2. Obama, Romney Alter Campaign Plans

President Obama and Governor Romney scrambled to change campaign plans on Sunday ahead of Hurricane Sandy. President Obama moved a planned Monday departure to Florida to Sunday to beat the storm and Governor Romney switched his schedule to campaign in Ohio instead of Virginia.

3. Sandy Death Toll at 65

Officials raised the Sandy related death toll in the Caribbean to 65. Fifty-one of those deaths were reported in Haiti.

4. New York Stock Exchanged Closed

The New York Stock Exchange will be shut down on Monday as New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy. The shutdown could be extended through Tuesday depending on destruction.

5. Giants Win World Series

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a four-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Giants beat the Tigers 4-3 to win their second World Series title in three years.

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