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  • Residents are helped off rescue boats after being evacuated from their flooded apartment complex Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods.

    Houston's flooding is natural, but there are steps to reduce losses of life and property.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones. The bill, passed on a vote of 95-3, would also extend the Federal Aviation Administration's programs and powers through Oct. 1, 2017.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.

    Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells CNBC the worst debts are ones incurred by putting off necessary spending.

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's crude oil imports rose nearly 22 percent on a daily basis in March from a year earlier, off a record-high in February, while imports for the first quarter grew over 13 percent from the same period in 2015, official data showed. Robust purchases from these so-called "teapot" plants have caused severe port congestion in eastern Shandong...

  • We must invest in new assets: L&G CEO

    Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General, says the world is awash with money and more needs to be invested in infrastructure.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to bolster travel security in the wake of the Brussels attacks with measures that include doubling the number of transportation security teams with bomb-sniffing dogs at domestic airports and other transit hubs. The FAA bill is expected to come up for a final vote later this month. It is unclear what kind of...

  • Taxes states

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents returns on their tax dollars. WalletHub.com takes a look

  • Africa is a great investment opportunity: CEO

    Afsane Jetha, managing partner & CEO of Alta Semper Capital, LLP, says there are attractive pockets of opportunity in some African countries.

  • A third of Indian companies have a debt problem

    Many of the country's largest non-financial companies are under stress, according to a new report from local ratings agency India Ratings and Research.

  • Pothole

    Potholes are plentiful again this spring. Money to fix them is harder to come by.

  • KOLKATA

    An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday, killing more than a dozen people below and trapping hundreds of others.

  • Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

    Lee Kuan Yew, modern Singapore's founding father, may be well known for his paternalistic leadership, but he had a lesser known role: chief gardener.

  • TSA agents

    The Brussels attacks represent a new terrorist strategy that will be challenging for law enforcement to tackle, former TSA official Chad Wolf says.

  • BRUSSELS, March 23- European Union experts will next week discuss ways of strengthening security in airports after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that killed at least 31 people, an EU official said, but they will not put forward stricter EU-wide screening rules. At least 10 were killed by two bombs at Zaventem airport, the main one in the Brussels area.

  • BERLIN/ SYDNEY, March 23- Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in the departure hall of Zaventem...

  • BERLIN/ SYDNEY, March 23- Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in the departure hall of Zaventem...

  • *No specific threat to the United States- officials. NEW YORK, March 22- Major U.S. airports were on high alert on Tuesday, with police out in force after at least 30 people were killed in suicide bombing attacks on Brussels airport and subway, though officials said there was no specific threat to the United States. Representative William Keating of Massachusetts,...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, March 22- Twin explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport prompted several countries worldwide to review or tighten airport security on Tuesday and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Authorities responded by stepping up the number of police on patrol at airports in London, Paris...

  • BERLIN, March 22- Two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport on Tuesday prompted other countries to tighten airport security and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Fourteen people were killed at Zaventem airport and a bomb attack on the Brussels metro system killed 20 others, public...

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington.

    Even in this time of partisan rancor, there is one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans, say Robert Bennett and Dan Glickman.