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  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases...

  • Aug 26- Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows. The drop in the number of hotel room sales for the downtown and north Miami areas is a departure from largely uninterrupted growth in bookings there...

  • The settlement ends a civil trial in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court in Florida in which the trustee had sought more than $5.5 billion in damages from PwC. The case stemmed from PwC's auditing work for Montgomery, Ala.- based Colonial BancGroup Inc, where Taylor Bean, among the nation's largest privately held mortgage lenders, was a major customer.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local...

  • Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the...

  • Aug 26- Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas' biggest power company, won U.S. court approval on Friday for a plan that will allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11 after two years of battling creditors. Dallas- based Energy Future filed for bankruptcy in April 2014 when weak electricity prices left it unable to service $42 billion in debt, mostly related to...

  • The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. The FDA last month ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated...

  • The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County near Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. The FDA last month ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated counties-...

  • DETAILS: "Step-iT" activity wristbands distributed by McDonald's restaurants from August 9 to August 17. They come in two styles_ "Activity Counter" and a motion-activated " Light-up Band." The Light-up Band comes in translucent plastic red, purple, or orange and blinks light with the child's movement.

  • NEW YORK— Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"- shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters." Even on sweltering summer days, the popular smartphone game has gotten throngs of players out of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- The dollar gave up earlier gains to trade little changed on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave no indication a U.S. interest rate rise was imminent, even though she acknowledged the case for a hike has increased recently. "Her comments still fall a little bit short of what dollar bulls would want to see in that she doesn't make a case...

  • HAVANA, Aug 26- Cuba said on Friday it was ready to receive U.S. commercial flights beginning next week and that it viewed their renewal after being suspended in 1961 as another positive step in a growing detente. JetBlue is scheduled to inaugurate direct flights between the long-time nemeses on Aug. 31, when it flies from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Villa Clara in...

  • MIAMI— Lawyers for accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers and a defunct mortgage company's creditors and investors have reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving audits at a failed Alabama bank. The lawsuit claimed PricewaterhouseCoopers should have detected massive fraud at Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Alabama. It claimed the estimated $21...

  • The settlement ends a civil trial in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court in Florida in which the trustee had sought more than $5.5 billion in damages from PwC. The case stemmed from PwC's auditing work for Montgomery, Ala.- based Colonial BancGroup Inc, where Taylor Bean, among the nation's largest privately held mortgage lenders, was a major customer.

  • LONDON— Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands. The Virgin Group boss hit a hump in the road on Virgin Gorda, one of the islands in the Caribbean, catapulting him into the road. Branson was training for September's Virgin Strive Challenge, an event in...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry. With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has...

  • WASHINGTON— The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Previously, blood testing was mostly limited to parts of Florida and Puerto Rico, where Zika is spreading. Peter Marks said in a Food and Drug Administration release.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted flights at Miami International and nearby airports around 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday following a five-minute power outage at Miami's Terminal Radar Approach Control, a spokeswoman said. Flight operations returned to normal after about 90 minutes, the FAA said.

  • The doctors, both of Boca Raton, Florida, and Chicago, are co-founders of the not-for-profit American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and are licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Illinois. The article said Klatz and Goldman in December 2000 agreed to pay $5,000 to Illinois and to stop identifying themselves as medical doctors in the state unless they...

  •  Pilots parking plane in Miami International Airport

    Most of the systems have since started running again, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in a statement.