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  • Aug 3- TIAA, the financial services firm seeking to expand in internet banking, has been in exclusive negotiations to acquire U.S. online lender EverBank Financial Corp Inc for $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. The deal would underscore TIAA's ambitions to bolster TIAA Direct, its own internet bank launched four years ago.

  • *Initiates quarterly dividend of 2.5 cents/ share. Aug 3- Office Depot Inc, which scrapped a plan to merge with larger rival Staples Inc in May on antitrust concerns, said it would close about 300 more stores in the next three years to help cut annual costs by $250 million by the end of 2018.. Office Depot, which closed 400 U.S. stores by the end of the second quarter, said...

  • Aug 3- Office Depot Inc, which scrapped a plan to merge with larger rival Staples Inc in May on antitrust concerns, said it would close about 300 more stores in the next three years to help cut annual costs by $250 million by the end of 2018.. However, Office Depot said it had initiated a quarterly dividend of 2.5 cents per share and would increase its stock buyback plan...

  • Gov. Scott: Confident we'll figure out how to control Zika

    Florida Governor Rick Scott discusses the Zika threat in Florida, the CDC's travel warning for Miami and the impact on the state's tourism.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive have asked a U.S. federal judge in California to dismiss lawsuits filed by American investors accusing the German automaker of deception involving its cheating on diesel emissions tests. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco to throw out a class action securities complaint led by the...

  • Virus outbreaks a 'new normal' now: Pro

    Ron Klain, former White House Ebola czar, discusses the Zika threat in the U.S. and what should be done to contain the spread of the virus.

  • A lab technician displays Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a test tube at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, discusses the Zika threat in the U.S. as the agency issues its first domestic travel warning due to homegrown cases in Florida.

  • Zika cases prompt Miami travel warning

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the Zika threat in Florida and the fight to combat the spread of the virus.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. health officials warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to a neighborhood in Miami on Monday after Florida said it had 10 more cases of Zika caused by the bite of local mosquitoes, bringing the total to 14.. Rick Scott, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending in a special emergency response team of eight disease...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Gawker Media Chief Executive Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Monday, according to court documents that name his largest creditor as Hulk Hogan, a former professional wrestler who won a $140 million court judgment against the news website over a sex tape it posted. Denton listed assets of $10 million to $50 million and...

  • Aug 1- Gawker Media Chief Executive Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Monday, according to court documents that named his largest creditor as Hulk Hogan, a former professional wrestler who won a $140 million court judgment against the website over a sex tape. Denton listed assets of $10 million to $50 million and liabilities of $100...

  • Aug 1- Gawker Media founder and CEO Nick Denton will file for personal bankruptcy protection as early as Monday after losing a fight in a Florida court for a shield against a judgment in a breach of privacy case involving professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, according to a person familiar with the matter. Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy in June after Hogan won a...

  • Aug 1- Gawker Media founder and CEO Nick Denton will file for personal bankruptcy protection as early as Monday after losing a fight in a Florida court for a shield against a court ruling in a breach of privacy case involving professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. The source asked not to be identified because Denton has not commented on his plan.

  • FLORIDA GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS FLORIDA HEALTH DEPT IDENTIFIED 10 MORE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA WITH ZIKA VIRUS WHO LIKELY CONTRACTED IT THROUGH MOSQUITO BITE.

  • Zika: Should you be scared?

    Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota Michael Osterholm discusses how big a threat Zika poses for the broader U.S.

  • LONDON, July 30- British health officials have urged pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida after the southern U.S. state confirmed the first cases of the Zika virus that were not linked to travel. Florida, a popular holiday destination for Britons, reported four cases of local transmission on Friday. It said the risk in Florida...

  • Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com.

    Tesla staffers told congressional aides they were still trying to understand the "system failure" that led to the crash, a source told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Joshua Brown was killed when his vehicle drove under the tractor-trailer.

  • ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. "This means Florida has become the first state in the nation to have local transmission of the Zika...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...