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  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders kicked off their third debate on Wednesday with a volley of verbal shots at Donald Trump and gridlock in Washington. Ohio Governor John Kasich led the way on the very first question. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, without mentioning Trump by name, said "it troubles me that people are rewarded for...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Political outsiders Ben Carson and Donald Trump will be under pressure to prove their economic expertise at Wednesday's presidential debate, with eight struggling rivals eager to expose what they see as policy weaknesses in the two front-runners. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Exective Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives' most influential conservative group told Reuters on Monday it was too late to stop an extension of the federal debt ceiling this week, but they will not hold it against the expected next House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Representatives Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Mick Mulvaney, founders of the hard-right...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- Aluminium touched a new six-year low of $1,479 per tonne in London last week. And if you think that's bad, the situation in China is even worse. At such depressed price levels, around 90 percent of China's huge aluminium smelter sector is operating at a loss, according to consultancy AZ China.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- The average price of gasoline in the United States fell another 10.5 cents, with consumers poised to save nearly a dollar a gallon at the pump compared with a year ago, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular-grade gasoline fell to an average $2.24 per gallon in the Oct. 23 survey, down from $2.34 on Oct. 9, when the previous survey was...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 23- London copper firmed on Friday but was still set to close the week with its biggest loss in four weeks as stronger China imports failed to fuel a recovery in prices given ample supply. *London copper prices have bounced along in a $4,800- $5,400 range since late August when they plumbed six-year lows. *Century Aluminum, majority owned by Glencore...

  • Oct 16- United Continental Holdings Inc Chief Executive Oscar Munoz suffered a heart attack and is in a Chicago hospital, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. He replaced Jeff Smisek, who resigned because of internal and federal investigations into the carrier's relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The probes have focused on...

  • Among their favorite targets: U.S. software provider Blackbaud Inc, whose cloud-based software is a favorite among non-profits looking to cash in on the record levels of charitable giving in the United States. "Now with Facebook and digital fundraising, you need technological expertise, even if you're a smaller non-profit," said Eric Marshall, whose $2 billion...

  • Oct 11- The average price of gasoline in the United States fell half a cent in the past two weeks as crude oil prices rose, allowing refiners and retailers to stop cutting prices, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular grade gasoline fell to $2.34 per gallon in the Oct. 9 survey from the upwardly rounded $2.35 on Sept. 25, when the previous survey was...

  • However, Boeing's order tally, released Thursday, remained far below that of arch rival Airbus Group. Boeing has booked 507 orders this year, compared with 875 for Airbus. After cancellations, Boeing had 447 net orders for the first nine months, compared with 815 for Airbus.

  • Hackers breach LoopPay, a Samsung Pay contributor Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Injong Rhee, head of Samsung Pay, speaks at the Samsung Unpacked Phone Launch last August in New York City.

    As early as March, hackers breached the computer network of LoopPay, a start-up that was acquired by Samsung in February, NYT reports.

  • Gusty wind may add to risks along soggy East Coast Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    A vehicle is stuck in high water on Bay Road in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina October 5, 2015.

    Forecasters are warning wind gusts topping 35 mph could down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia.

  • CNBC Explains: Why Americans lack flood insurance Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A vehicle and a home are swamped with floodwater from nearby Black Creek in Florence, South Carolina, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

    CNBC explains why there is a large gap between the number of households and amount of flood insurance policies in high-risk areas.

  • Historic flooding hits South Carolina Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Historic flooding hits South Carolina

    South Carolina's economic losses from the historic and deadly flooding will easily top $1 billion, experts say, but the looming issue for the state and federal government is that most of it will be uninsured.

  • Dangerous flooding threatens S.C. Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:19 AM ET
    Dangerous flooding threatens S.C.

    NBC's Dave Wagner reports days of torrential rainfall has prompted mandatory evacuations in some parts of South Carolina as fears rise the disaster is not over yet.

  • S. Carolina flood losses: Who's going to pay? Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 6:56 AM ET
    Flooding in the Shadowmoss Plantation, located in the Charleston subdivision of West Ashley, South Carolina, October 4, 2015.

    South Carolina's losses from the floods will easily top $1 billion, but the issue for the government is that most of it will be uninsured.

  • Sun's out but South Carolina's ordeal far from over Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Clare Reigard of Georgetown, South Carolina, abandons her car after it stalled on Duke Street due to heavy rains in Georgetown, South Carolina October 4, 2015.

    South Carolina was expecting sunshine after days of inundation, but it will take weeks for the state to return to normal after historic rainstorm.

  • S. Carolina floods: 4.4 TRILLION gallons of water Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Flooding in the Shadowmoss Plantation, located in the Charleston subdivision of West Ashley, South Carolina, October 4, 2015.

    Dubbed a "1,000 year rain event" by meteorologists, the flooding has been blamed for at least seven deaths throughout South Carolina.

  • South Carolina hit by '1,000-year' floods Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    South Carolina hit by '1,000-year' floods

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports on the historic storm to hit South Carolina over the weekend.

  • The message, posted on unitednegotiations.com, said the company offered significant pay increases, but a deal that the Teamsters reached Wednesday with American Airlines Group Inc "reset the market." It will reconvene talks with the Teamsters in two weeks. "Delta and American are setting the pace, and United is dragging its feet," Teamsters negotiator Clacy...