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  • CDC DIRECTOR SAYS AERIAL SPRAYING IN MIAMI BEACH HAS BEEN MORE DIFFICULT THAN WYNWOOD, BUT HAS SHOWN SIMILAR "RAPID KNOCKDOWN" OF MOSQUITOS.

  • FLORIDA SURGEON GENERAL SAYS IMPORTANT FOR RESIDENTS TO REMOVE STANDING WATER AROUND HOMES, USE MOSQUITO REPELLANTS.

  • US CDC DIRECTOR SAYS EARLIER GROUND EFFORTS TO CONTROL MOSQUITOS IN WYNWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD OF MIAMI HAD LITTLE IMPACT.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The Trump Hotel Collection company has agreed to pay $50,000 and shore up data security after breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data, the state's attorney general said on Friday in announcing a settlement. In May 2015, multiple banks analyzed hundreds of fraudulent credit card transactions and determined...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept 23- The maker of the SAT, America's oldest college-entrance exam, promised to streamline its new math questions and scale back the reuse of tests, a longtime practice that has made the exam vulnerable to cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said the New York not-for-profit organization wants to simplify the word...

  • BEIJING— China's Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • The Yahoo hack exposed personal details from at least 500 million user accounts, potentially the largest breach of an email provider in history. Despite the size of the break-in, attackers don't appear to have accessed obviously sensitive information such as financial data or Social Security numbers. Thieves potentially accessed Social Security numbers,...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 22- The International Air Transport Association urged Brazil on Thursday not to list Ireland as a tax haven, a decision that would increase taxes on aircraft leases for Brazilian carriers struggling to regain profitability. In an effort to dissuade Brazilian companies from moving to tax havens, Brazil's government announced a week ago it would...

  • MULBERRY, Fla.— A federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday by three central Florida residents who live near a fertilizer plant where more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water. The lawsuit, filed by the Florida law firm of Morgan and Morgan and by Weitz& Luxenberg of New York,...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 22- The International Air Transport Association urged Brazil on Thursday not to list Ireland as a tax haven, a decision that would increase taxes on aircraft leases for Brazilian carriers struggling to regain profitability. In an effort to dissuade Brazilian companies from moving to tax havens, Brazil's government announced a week ago it would...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors says a software update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if drivers don't keep their hands on the wheel. The update also adds multiple features, including improved radar, better voice commands and an industry-first temperature control system that helps prevent kids and pets from overheating.

  • MADRID— A Spanish court has convicted and fined an American mining company executive and two other people for environmental offences committed by a Spanish copper mining firm. The southern Seville court said Thursday that Bill Williams, former water director at the Cobre Las Cruces open pit mine, and two others, had been fined 2,700 euros each for mismanaging...

  • NEW YORK— Lennar will spend $643 million to acquire luxury homebuilder WCI Communities Inc., tying up two of the largest home construction companies in Florida as the U.S. real estate market continues to heat up. On Tuesday, Lennar reported a 5 percent jump in third-quarter profit and its revenue continues to rise as it delivers more homes. Lennar also said that...

  • Customers will be able to book beGlammed services ranging from $25.00- $185.00, including bridal makeup, on macys.com, on-demand beauty service provider beGlammed said in a statement on Thursday. The service will be launched in 22 U.S. cities that beGlammed operates in, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas, the...

  • MIAMI _ Iao Kun Group Holding Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $104.4 million in its second quarter. The Miami- based company said it had a loss of $1.65 per share. Keywords: Iao Kun, Earnings Report.

  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— Hillary Clinton is reserving $30 million in digital advertising as she seeks to connect with young voters. Seeking to reach young voters— including young African-Americans and Latinos— they'll be placing ads on outlets like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, CNN, Vice, Spotify, Pandora, Univision, Telemundo, BET and The Root. The campaign is also...

  • WASHINGTON— Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried— and mostly failed— to explain steep cost increases of her company's life-saving EpiPens. Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled Bresch about the emergency allergy shot's sky-high price and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion.

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Member Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation, a...