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Politics Bill Nelson

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc to head the government's meteorological agency that monitors the climate and issues daily weather forecasts. Trump nominated Barry Myers, CEO of privately owned weather forecasting company AccuWeather, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The top U.S. communications regulator urged Apple Inc to activate FM radio chips installed in iPhones that would allow Americans to get access to life-saving information when a natural disaster causes wireless networks to go down. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Thursday that Apple was the one major phone...

  • As of 1:05 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were up 4-1/ 4 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 per bushel. December corn was up 1-1/ 2 cents at $3.49-3/ 4 a bushel and December wheat was up 5-1/ 2 cents at $4.48-1/ 2 a bushel. The USDA said the soybean sale was among the top 10 largest ever announced through its daily reporting system, which dates to 1977.

  • As the powerful Category 5 storm Maria churned over the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on tiny islands in the Caribbean, residents in its likely path looked to evacuate ahead of the storm's expected Wednesday arrival near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, wrote to airlines' chief executives urging them to implement...

  • Senator Bill Nelson sent letters to the chief executives of 10 major U.S.-based airlines on Monday, urging them to cap airline fares for passengers fleeing Hurricane Maria so that confusion over cost does not delay evacuations, an aide said. "I urge you to begin the process now for implementing capped airfare," Nelson said in his letter, noting that Maria is...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The United States has experienced only three Category 5 storms since 1851, and Irma is far...

  • *'Go now,' Florida governor tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, was...

  • *'Go now,' Florida governor tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, bore down...

  • *'Go now,' Florida gov. tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, bore down on Florida,...

  • *'Go now,' Florida gov. tells people in vulnerable areas. *Gas hard to find in parts of Florida. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastatingly high winds, killing 19 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake.

  • *'Go now,' Florida gov. tells people in vulnerable areas. *Gas hard to find in parts of Florida. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain, killing 19 people and leaving a swathe of catastrophic destruction.

  • Sept 7- Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights available out...

  • Sept 7- Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights available out...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Airlines are racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights...

  • As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean on its way to an expected landfall on Florida on Sunday, the Senate approved a measure 80 votes to 17 to more than double funding to $15.25 billion to FEMA and local block grants to handle natural disasters. "FEMA is stretched, and, of all things, FEMA runs out of money unless we act by tomorrow," Democrat Senator Bill...

  • As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean on its way to an expected landfall on Florida on Sunday, Senate Republicans agreed to more than double funding to $15.25 billion to FEMA and local block grants to handle natural disasters. "FEMA is stretched, and, of all things, FEMA runs out of money unless we act by tomorrow," Democrat Senator Bill Nelson said in a...

  • Hurricane Irma, possibly the most forceful Atlantic storm in a century, was heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday.

  • The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest challenge to CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's effort to ramp up productivity at the Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad and fulfill investor expectations for substantially better financial performance. Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Bill Nelson from Florida, and...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- A group of U.S. senators from both parties on Wednesday turned up the heat on Wells Fargo Inc. over its latest scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of car-loan borrowers were charged each month without their knowledge for collision insurance, which many of them did not need. The Republican chairs of the committee and the subcommittee that...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The seven-year Republican quest to scrap Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80- year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast...