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  • KINGSTON/ PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 1- Haiti has began evacuating residents by boat from outlying islands in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest storm to cross the Caribbean for years that threatens to wreak widespread damage in the region with flash floods and high winds. Simultaneously. the storm is forecast to lash southern Haiti, dumping up to 40...

  • KINGSTON/ PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 1- Haiti has began evacuating residents by boat from outlying islands in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest storm to cross the Caribbean for years that threatens to wreak widespread damage in the region with flash floods and high winds. Simultaneously. the storm is forecast to lash southern Haiti, dumping up to 40...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007, churned across the Caribbean on Saturday on a path expected to put it over Jamaica and Haiti on Monday. The hurricane could also affect tourist destinations such as Montego Bay in the north and the southwest coast of flood-prone Haiti...

  • The stake would make the consortium the third largest shareholder in SeaWorld, according to Thomson Reuters Data. SeaWorld, which operates marine parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio, faced criticism after the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which depicted the captivity and public exhibition of killer whales as inherently cruel.

  • Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Matthew was located about 495 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, the Miami- based weather...

  • Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Matthew was located about 495 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, the Miami- based weather...

  • Zika worries put a crimp in Florida travel plans

    Americans are booking fewer flights to Florida during the peak fall and winter vacation seasons this year.

  • FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane. It has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver was killed while using the...

  • FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane. It has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver was killed while using the...

  • Zika's travel impact

    How much has Zika been impacting the travel business? CNBC's Susan Li reports. The "Fast Money" traders share their take on travel stocks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who buy with a credit card rather than cash, a measure merchants contend violates their right to free speech. The court will hear an appeal by a group of merchants to a September 2015 ruling by the New York-...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 29- A Tesla car whose driver said he was using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system crashed into a bus on a motorway in northern Germany on Wednesday, police in the German town of Ratzeburg said on Thursday. Tesla's Autopilot, introduced last October, has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver...

  • Sept 29- Testing of nine wells near a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida, site of a massive leak of contaminated water, shows that water meets safe drinking standards for radioactivity and damage has not spread beyond the site, the company said. A sinkhole 45 feet in diameter and 240 feet deep opened in late August at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate...

  • Sept 29- BBX Capital Corp, a Florida company once known as BankAtlantic Bancorp, and its ex-chief executive have won a new trial in a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of defrauding investors before the 2008 financial crisis. "While the decision leaves open the possibility of a new trial, it decimates any ability of the SEC to win,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who make purchases with a credit card rather than cash. The court will hear an appeal filed by a group of merchants to a September 2015 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that...

  • Separate legislation was approved by the House of Representatives earlier in the day setting aid for Flint. It must now be reconciled with a somewhat different bill passed by the Senate. The Senate voted 72-26 earlier on Wednesday to adopt the short-term spending bill.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in a conversation before the "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 2110 GMT. ORLANDO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the 2016 Future of Florida...

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in a conversation before the "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 2110 GMT. ORLANDO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the 2016 Future of Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Congress moved closer on Wednesday to finishing a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. The Senate voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal...

  • Gary Hirst, 64, was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan on all four counts he faced, including conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud charges, according to court records. District Judge Kevin Castel increased Hirst's bond from $1 million to $3 million and ordered the Florida resident be placed in custody until he could meet the new bail conditions.