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  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Fierce winds and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday and power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the storm could lead to deaths and told residents to stay indoors until it had passed. Strong gusts downed power lines and trees as widespread flooding...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday as power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark in what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. Conditions deteriorated as Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane packing winds of 80 mph, made landfall with...

  • Conditions deteriorated as Hurricane Hermine was making landfall, packing winds of 80 mph with several areas in Florida already reporting 5 inches of rain and media reported about 270,000 households had been left without power. Hermine, expected to become the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005, also posed a Labor Day weekend...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 1- Intensifying winds from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast late on Thursday, as residents stocked up on provisions and some fled to higher ground ahead of what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. "Hurricane Hermine is strengthening fast and it will impact the majority of our state," Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. The FBI warning in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the agency's Cyber Division did not...

  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local...

  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • The shortage of cotton from Egypt, which commands a premium due to its superior quality, creates an incentive to blend it with other types of cotton without disclosing it or to counterfeit the label altogether, cotton traders said, exacerbating a problem that has plagued the industry for years. While other countries including the United States and Australia...

  • The shortage of cotton from Egypt, which commands a premium due to its superior quality, creates an incentive to blend it with other types of cotton without disclosing it or to counterfeit the label altogether, cotton traders said, exacerbating a problem that has plagued the industry for years. While other countries including the United States and Australia...

  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- The U.S. dollar rallied against the yen on Monday amid firming bets for a U.S. interest rate hike late this year, while oil prices jumped about 3 percent to extend recent gains as speculation grew that OPEC would try to restrain output. The MSCI All-Country World equity index rose 0.3 percent, helped by stocks in Asia. "The market is still digesting a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- The U.S. dollar rallied against the yen on Monday amid firming bets of a U.S. interest rate hike later this year, while oil prices jumped nearly 3 percent to extend recent gains as speculation grew that OPEC would try to restrain output. The MSCI All-Country World equity index rose 0.3 percent, helped by emerging markets and stocks in Asia.

  • Tenet also said it had reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $514 million to settle the previously disclosed investigation into alleged kickbacks for referring primarily undocumented pregnant Hispanic women for labor and delivery services at four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina.

  • July 28- Duracell said it plans to close a battery-making plant in South Carolina that employs 430 people, making the announcement fewer than five months after being acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Duracell said the move will lead to "some" job growth in LaGrange, which is about 330 miles southwest of Lancaster, and that Lancaster workers...

  • *Fed says near-term risks to economic outlook diminished. *Target interest rate still 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. WASHINGTON, July 27- The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, F.N.B. has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. It provides commercial and consumer banking and wealth management solutions led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000...

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois on Tuesday, alleges that horse feed produced by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc was contaminated with monensin, a feed additive that is poisonous to horses. Plaintiffs Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina said several of their horses died or suffered weakened heart muscles...

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois on Tuesday, alleges that horse feed produced by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc was contaminated with monensin, a feed additive that is poisonous to horses. Plaintiffs Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina said several of their horses died or suffered weakened heart muscles...