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  • It also includes four members who were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Biggs, who served in the administration of former Republican President George W. Bush, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on retirement issues. Biggs has written extensively about Social Security and the weak state of public and private pension...

  • The electric carmaker plans to raise money through an equity or debt offering, it said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. U.S. regulators are probing a May 7 fatality in Florida in which a driver using Tesla's Autopilot system crashed into a truck. The timing of the SEC filing on Tesla's fundraising plans "reinforces the need for...

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. While opening travel to cities like Santa Clara is seen as a foot in the...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • Florida braces for tropical storm HermineCK SPELL

    NBC News' Maria LaRosa reports on preparations for the storm, from Tampa, Florida.

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. Cuba and the United States began normalizing relations in December...

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31- A JetBlue Airways Corp passenger jet landed in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara on Wednesday, becoming the first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to the island in more than a half century. Cuba and the United States began normalizing relations in December 2014 after 18 months of secret talks and have...

  • Aug 31- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose much more than expected last week, while distillate inventories surged as well, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. We should be getting draws for this time of year, "said Tariq Zahir, trader in crude oil spreads at Tyche Capital Advisors in New York. Gulf; a tropical depression currently in the...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31- The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century departed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months,...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31- The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century was set to depart on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months,...

  • Hurricane watch issued for Florida's Gulf Coast

    The Weather Channel's Jen Carfagno gives the latest hurricane forecast as both Florida and Hawaii are threatened by storms.

  • Senator Marco Rubio speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa, January 6, 2016.

    Three high-profile incumbents, including Rubio and McCain, have beat back primary challengers in Tuesday's primaries, NBC News reports.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31- The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century is set to depart on Wednesday, starting a new chapter in the Obama administration's bid to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months, JetBlue...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Motiva Enterprises LLC said on Tuesday the division of its U.S. refining assets between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco would take place on April 1, 2017, months later than originally expected. "The separation transaction between Motiva's owners is targeted to close April 1, 2017." In the March 16 announcement of plans to break up Motiva, the...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 30- Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday. The launch for Luxembourg- based satellite operator SES SA will mark the first commercial reuse of a Falcon 9 rocket, which is crucial to efforts by technology entrepreneur Musk's...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, Aug 29- An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialize even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said. Congress has yet to lift a trade embargo that prohibits U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba as tourists.