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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the "unsafe" cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cited new test data that shows some...

  • NEW YORK/ ORLANDO, Fla., June 30- In sunny central Florida, some 4,400 miles across the Atlantic from London, real estate broker Paul Torola is already sensing a chill from Britain's decision last week to leave the European Union. In the days since the June 23 "Brexit" vote that has rattled global financial markets and sent the British pound to 31- year lows, Torola has...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • June 28- A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the child will be the fifth in the United States to be born with a birth defect linked with travel to a country...

  • *2nd- Qtr revenue $3.71 bln vs $3.68 bln est. *To buy back $1 billion of shares. Still, the "risk factors" section of Carnival's quarterly report on Tuesday said the company could be affected by Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, which it said could affect exchange rates and global consumer confidence.

  • June 28- Carnival Corp, the world's. Shares of the company, which also announced a $1 billion share buyback, were up 4.7 percent in early trading on Tuesday. However, the Miami- based company said its outlook could be affected by a host of factors, including Britain's withdrawal from the European Union which could affect exchange rates.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 27- After months of waiting for the U.S. Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively worsened, the Caribbean island is on the verge of securing a relief plan from Washington aimed at helping it address a hobbling $70 billion debt. The Senate is set to launch a debate on Wednesday for legislation establishing a federal...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- MasterCards from Florida- based Stonegate Bank are the first U.S.-issued credit cards that can be used to withdraw cash at automatic teller machines in Cuba, the first vice president of the country's central bank said on Monday. Irma Margarita Martinez, speaking to media on the sidelines of a financial services conference, said Cuba was open to...

  • But the SEC has alleged that behind the scenes, he cheated investors out of $80 million to fund a "debauched" jet-setting lifestyle. Their investments were largely used to pay personal expenses for Faulkner, his associates, family and friends, the SEC alleged. But after raising funds, Faulkner did little drilling and instead racked up millions in credit card...

  • June 23- Walt Disney Co has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, according to state records. "You'll never be able to get them all," said Florida trapper Ron Ziemba, who helped trap and kill nuisance alligators on Disney World property for five years until late 2015. "There are just so many...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- President Barack Obama will head to Silicon Valley on Friday to a summit aimed at connecting about 1,200 entrepreneurs from 170 countries with the biggest and brightest players in the U.S. tech sector and venture capital community. When he took office, Obama worked to extract U.S. troops from long and costly conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • The proposed fines cover two shipments of materials in May and June 2014, and come less than two weeks after the FAA proposed a $350,000 fine against Amazon for a shipment that injured several UPS workers who handled a package. The FAA said Amazon in May 2014 sent packages containing corrosive rust stain preventer from Illinois to Florida.

  • Marco Rubio

    Marco Rubio will run for re-election for his Florida Senate seat, reversing his decision to leave Capitol Hill, NBC News reports.

  • June 21- Mourners gathered at a Nebraska church on Tuesday to remember a two-year-old boy who was grabbed and drowned by an alligator while vacationing with his family last week at the Disney World Resort in Florida, a church official said. The private service for Lane Graves at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Omaha suburb of Elkhorn, came a week after his...