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  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to the state, killing at least 11...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 11 people and paralyzing Houston, the...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 11 people and paralyzing Houston, the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest East Coast refiner, has sold all of its prompt gasoline as demand surges from Southeastern U.S. states like Florida, according to a market source.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 29- German airline Lufthansa aims to take on around a dozen of Air Berlin's 17 long-haul aircraft and their transatlantic routes in a carve-up of the insolvent carrier, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection this month after shareholder Etihad...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 29- German airline Lufthansa aims to take on around a dozen of Air Berlin's 17 long-haul aircraft and their transatlantic routes in a carve-up of the insolvent carrier, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection this month after shareholder Etihad...

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  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. refiners in the Midwest will be among the biggest winners after Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to their competitors on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Midwest refiners have the added advantage of pricing their fuel based on benchmark prices in the Gulf Coast markets, which hit five-year highs on Monday. More than 2 million barrels per day of U.S. refining...

  • DETROIT, Aug 28- CSX Corp said it is dealing with service issues even as it forges ahead with a controversial overhaul of its network that has led dozens of trade groups to call for an investigation into disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad. In a letter released by the regulator on Monday, CSX CEO Hunter Harrison laid out the tenets of his "precision scheduled...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The Pentagon notified the U.S. Congress on Monday of the sale to Nigeria of 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth $593 million, which the West African country wants for its fight against the militant group Boko Haram. The move on the sale, which included thousands of bombs and rockets and was originally agreed by former President Barack...

  • A small number of "unscrupulous actors" have seized on the promise of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies to mislead patients based on unproven, and in some cases, dangerously dubious products, the FDA said on Monday. The FDA said it had taken steps to tackle the problem of some "troubling products" being marketed in Florida and California.

  • Aug 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is stepping up efforts to better regulate an emerging field of medicine that holds significant promise for curing some of humanity's most troubling maladies by using the body's own cells. A small number of "unscrupulous actors" have seized on the promise of regenerative medicine to mislead patients based on...

  • *Harvey hit Texas as Category 4 hurricane late Friday. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- The most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. state of Texas in more than 50 years moved slowly inland on Saturday, dumping torrential rain expected to cause catastrophic flooding after battering the coast with 130 miles per hour winds. Texas utility companies said nearly a quarter...

  • Texas state coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- The most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. state of Texas in more than 50 years moved slowly inland on Saturday, dumping torrential rain expected to cause catastrophic flooding after battering the coast with 130 miles per hour winds. Harvey is the strongest storm to hit Texas, the center of the U.S. oil and...

  • *Category 4 hurricane hits Texas coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Hurricane Harvey moved slowly but powerfully across Texas on Saturday, downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but only after hammering the coast with life-threatening winds and the prospect of catastrophic flooding. Harvey was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane by the National...

  • *Category 4 hurricane hits Texas coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on Friday, bringing life-threatening winds and the likelihood of catastrophic flooding as the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The storm is expected to move slowly over the...

  • *Category 4 hurricane hits Texas coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on Friday, bringing life-threatening winds and the likelihood of catastrophic flooding as the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The storm is expected to move slowly over the...

  • *Category 4 hurricane hits Texas coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on Friday, bringing life-threatening winds and the likelihood of catastrophic flooding as the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The storm is expected to move slowly over the...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm, bringing life-threatening winds and the likelihood of catastrophic flooding as the most powerful storm in over a decade hit the mainland United States. Fueled by the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey became the first Category 4 hurricane to wallop...

  • *Category 4 hurricane hits Texas coast Friday night. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 25- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The hurricane made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi around 10 p.m. CDT, bringing with it a...