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  • Texas hit with historic floods   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Texas hit with historic floods

    Unprecedented rainfall caused record-breaking flash floods in Texas early Tuesday. The death had risen to 11 by the afternoon.

  • Deadly storms & flooding strike Houston   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Footage of deadly storms & flooding

    NBC's Charles Hadlock reports on the massive flooding occurring all across Houston.

  • CNBC update: Houston flooding   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Houston flooding

    High water and flooding are making driving impossible for many travelers in the Houston area; Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are getting rid of artificial colors and flavors; and Olive Garden is getting creative with their breadsticks, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Raw video: Houston area hit with historic floods

    Aerial footage provided by KPRC shows flooded roads and submerged cars in Houston after torrential rains caused unprecedented flooding in the region.

  • 10 dead, 12 confirmed missing in Texas floods   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 8:26 AM ET
    Debris from flooding waters are stuck in the spokes of a bicycle wheel in Austin, Texas.

    NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports on historic flooding in Texas resulting in the death of 8 people.

  • Corn futures were up 1 percent at the Chicago Board of Trade, following gains in wheat, while soybeans edged higher on technical buying. "We are probably trading headlines today- forecasts for heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma," said Austin Damiani, analyst at Frontier Futures. Rains could arrive midweek in Texas and Oklahoma, possibly causing local flooding and...

  • *Japan, Australia forecasters announce arrival of El Nino. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • *Markets eyeing Japan, Australia forecast on Tuesday. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • Dangerous tornadoes slam Oklahoma   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Dangerous tornadoes slam Oklahoma

    The Weather Channel's Dave Mlkoff takes a look at the damage caused by fierce tornados, and the floods that followed.

  • SANTIAGO, May 5- Chile's economy grew at a modest pace in March, as a gradual rebound in the top copper producer was weighed down by devastating floods and mudslides in its northern region, central bank data showed on Tuesday. "Without this catastrophe, growth in March would have been above 2 percent, that is, above growth in February," Finance Minister Alberto Arenas...

  • SANTIAGO, March 30- Chile's economy will be hurt by the heavy flooding last week that cut off roads, washed away houses and bridges and forced some mines in the top copper producer to halt operations, the head of its central bank said on Monday. The Atacama region, which was hardest hit by the flooding, is relatively unpopulated, and represents about 2.5 percent of...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 25- Argentine growers have harvested about 5 percent of this year's soy, with high yields in the central farm belt compensating for flood damage in northern fields and keeping the country on track for a record crop, analysts said on Wednesday. Strong soybean demand from China and global demand for soymeal livestock feed has kept a floor under...

  • Feb 13- A federal judge in Louisiana threw out a lawsuit Friday against more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies accused of collectively damaging the state's coastline, according to court records. The suit was filed in 2013 by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, accused the companies of destroying the state's fragile wetlands that...

  • MARSHFIELD, Mass., Jan 28- Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, after a massive blizzard hammered New England. Notably absent was much of the 2 feet of snow that blanketed much of the Boston area, since for much of the storm, Ocean Street was under water because...

  • MARSHFIELD, Mass., Jan 28- Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England. Notably absent was much of the 2 feet of snow that blanketed much of the Boston area, since for much of the storm, Ocean Street was under water...

  • New England digs out from massive blizzard Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    In Massachusetts, which was hit particularly hard, a record-breaking 34.5 inches of snow fell in Worcester, and the 24.4 inches at Boston's Logan International Airport approached record proportions, NWS officials said. Boston- area trains, buses and subways were set to resume normal service, although delays were predicted for the morning commute.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • The heaviest snowfall was recorded in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, while New York City's Central Park saw just 6 inches, less than a quarter of the "historic" snowfall that some meteorologists had predicted. Travel was still snarled, with more than 4,500 flights canceled at U.S. airports, according to FlightAware.com, and no trains or buses in New York,...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 29- Russia's economy shrank sharply in November and the rouble resumed its slide on Monday as Western sanctions and a slump in oil prices combined to inflict the first contraction in GDP since the global financial crisis. On top of this, the sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis have deterred foreign investment and led to over...