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  • Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and health centers around the country to recall glasses they gave away or sold. The ones still for sale on Amazon were going for steep prices Friday, around $11- $12 each. Nancy West, a 67- year-old retired nurse from Utah, was delighted to be among the final...

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. Florida gained 32,700. Pennsylvania saw hiring of 29,000..

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18- Brazilian authorities announced two new phases of their Car Wash operation on Friday, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman in the wide-ranging graft probe. The statement said former lawmaker Candido Vaccarezza, who had been a Workers Party government leader in the...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe of service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad, saying their complaints were "grossly exaggerated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "chronic...

  • TORONTO, Aug 17- Canada's main stock index retreated on Thursday for a third straight day as U.S. political worries weighed on sentiment and a pullback in some base-metal prices drove down the materials group. The TSX is taking its cue from U.S. markets, said Paul Taylor, chief investment officer of fundamental equities at BMO Asset Management Inc. "It is a market...

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    Prison officials in Florida cancelled visitation at all of its 149 facilities, citing a security threat.

  • Harrison, a septuagenarian known for turnarounds of Canadian railroads, also slammed the Rail Customer Coalition for not discussing its complaints with him first. A Rail Customer Coalition spokesman said its letter reflected "broad agreement" among its members- which include chemical and agricultural companies, steel makers and beer producers- that "...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe of service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad, saying their complaints were "grossly exaggerated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "chronic...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world's first satellite made almost entirely with a 3- D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites by hand. It also holds greetings to planet Earth in a variety of languages, courtesy of students at Siberia's Tomsk...

  • TORONTO, Aug 17- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, as declines in mining stocks partly offset gains for several heavyweight banks and a jump in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.. Valeant climbed 4.1 percent to C $18.63 after the company said it had resolved the concerns of U.S. authorities about its Bausch+ Lomb facility in...

  • The Cleveland Clinic said in a statement that it decided not to hold its annual event at his Palm Beach resort after "careful consideration" of a number of issues. The Cleveland Clinic has held its annual fundraiser at the resort for eight years. A few hours after the hospital pulled out, the American Cancer Society said it also planned to shift the venue of its...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe into service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. rail road, saying their complaints were "grossly overstated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition earlier this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "...

  • MIAMI— Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. "I am afraid the police will stop me, call immigration, and they will take me away to Mexico," Resendiz said while cutting fruit for smoothies.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- A sale of oil and gas leases in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico generated $121.14 million in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Wednesday. Twenty-seven companies participated, submitting 99 bids totaling $137 million, the Interior Department said in a statement. The sale was the largest in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced insider trading charges accusing seven people of generating more than $5 million of profit based on tips from a Bank of America Corp employee about dozens of pending corporate transactions. Daniel Rivas, who was the alleged tipper and later worked at Royal Bank of Canada, and James Moodhe, the father of...

  • International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The top five inbound markets for January 2017 were Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and the United Kingdom, though visits from Japan and the U.K. were down compared to January 2016. Visitors from China showed the...

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Stein Mart Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $13 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 28 cents per share. Keywords: Stein Mart, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 16- Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum. This compared with $18 million in high bids at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Outer Continental Shelf auction last summer.

  • DOVER, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Judge Brendan Shannon ordered the 90- day stay after hearing arguments last week on Takata's request to halt...

  • GAINESVILLE, Fla.— APNewsBreak: University of Florida denies request by white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.