A man stands beside a huge pile of used plastic bottles at a plastic recycling mill. Many of China's recycling mills and farms are being forced to stop collecting recyclable scrap materials due to nose-diving prices, caused by the falling prices of oil, metal and other commodities.
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An Amish farmer drives through a light snow. The snow was heavier further to the north, as New York's Catskill region got as much as 15 inches, and thousands of people through the northeast remained without power. Schools in West Virginia were closed, and there were 3 inches of snow as far south as North Carolina.