Some 434,000 without power after Sandy, nor'easter-US govt

NEW YORK Fri Nov 9, 2012 3:17pm EST

NEW YORK Nov 9 (Reuters) - Some 434,000 U.S. homes and businesses in three states remained without power as of 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) Friday afternoon from damages caused by a nor'easter that hit the eastern United States on Wednesday and Hurricane Sandy last week, down nearly 58,000 from Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report.