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  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • Zika outbreak: What needs to be done?

    Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor School of Medicine dean, discusses CDC's travel alert for Zika in Miami Beach, and what precautions we should take moving forward.

  • Director of the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden, (L) listens as Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media about the outbreak of the Zika virus during a visit to Miami-Dade County Emergency Management center on August 4, 2016 in Doral, Florida.

    Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach.

  • MIAMI, Aug 19- Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach, the second area in Miami-Dade county where the Zika virus is spreading. Florida Governor Rick Scott said state health officials have identified five cases of Zika believed to be contracted in Miami...

  • CDC alert for new area of Miami Beach

    The CDC issues a travel alert for the new Zika area of Miami beach, saying pregnant women should avoid the area. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details.

  • Florida gov. confirms new Zika transmission area

    Florida Governor Rick Scott confirms active Zika tranmission in a second area of Florida by Miami Beach, and comments on the potential impact of tourism. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports.

  • MIAMI, Aug 19- Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach, the second area in Miami-Dade county where the Zika virus is spreading. Florida Governor Rick Scott said state health officials have identified five cases of Zika believed to be contracted in Miami...

  • Aug 19- Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach, the second area in Miami-Dade county where the Zika virus is spreading. Florida Governor Rick Scott said state health officials have identified five cases of Zika believed to be contracted in Miami Beach.

  • Florida gov. confirms new Zika transmission area

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott has confirmed a second area of Zika transmission in the state, following the announcement of five new Zika cases in Miami Beach.

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress. Employers have added jobs in the past 12 months at a faster pace than the national average in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina, the Labor Department said...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Ohio's toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles. Much of the testing, up to now, has been in California along with a handful of Western U.S. states and on closed courses, such as one operated by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

  • Zika may be spreading in Miami Beach

    Florida's Department of Health confirmed cases in the city's Wynwood neighborhood.

  • PITTSBURGH— A Cuban national pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he conspired to file 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Yoandy Perez Llanes, 32, was extradited last week from Venezuela. He was arraigned Friday in federal court in Pittsburgh.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Stein Mart Inc. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $3 million. Stein Mart shares have risen 34 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Stein Mart, Earnings Report.

  • Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

    Florida health officials have found evidence of likely local Zika transmission in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

  • NORTH MIAMI, Fla.— North Miami, following in the steps of cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington, plans to create a Chinatown arts and business district next year. Despite a small Asian population, the city council wants to build Chinatown from the ground up, though some business owners in the area say there is already an unofficial Chinatown with...

  • Aug 18- Florida health officials have found evidence of local Zika virus transmission in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, opening a new front in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine told a press conference late on Thursday that state...

  • Aug 18- Florida health officials have found evidence of local Zika virus transmission in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, opening a new front in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus, according to a source familiar with the investigation. City officials in Miami Beach were not available to comment. The prospect of the...

  • Aug 18- Florida health officials have found evidence of likely local Zika transmission in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, opening a new front in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus, media reports said on Thursday. Florida's Department of Health would not confirm reports that Zika had spread to Miami Beach after being...

  • It was later revealed Hogan's lawsuit was backed by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel. Excerpts of the memo, which was sent to The Associated Press, are below. Even if the appeals court overturns this spring's Florida jury verdict, Peter Thiel has already achieved many of his objectives.